ClassicPress Plugin Development: Create a Custom Image Path and URL for Code Potent’s Update Manager

ClassicPress PluginsThis post is part of the ClassicPress Plugin Development series in which I am going to look at both best practice for developing plugins and how I approach some requirements as well as some of the functions I commonly use.

Plugins using the Code Potent Update Manager plugin can have a banner and icon images added to them which are used on the plugin within the admin dashboard. By default these will be in an /images folder in the root folder of the plugin.

There are filters available which allow you to move these images to another folder. This is something I do as I prefer to have the stylesheets, jquery and images in an /assets folder.

There are two filters available:

  • codepotent_update_manager_image_path which allows you to set the folder path to the images.
  • codepotent_update_manager_image_url which allows you to set the url to the images.

This is an example of the filters in use in my Maintenance Mode plugin:

add_filter('codepotent_update_manager_image_path', 'azrcrv_mm_custom_image_path');
add_filter('codepotent_update_manager_image_url', 'azrcrv_mm_custom_image_url');

Each of the filters calls a function which returns the amended path or url respectively.

This is the image path function:

 * Custom plugin image path.
 * @since 1.0.0
function azrcrv_mm_custom_image_path($path){
    if (strpos($path, 'azrcrv-maintenance-mode') !== false){
        $path = plugin_dir_path(__FILE__).'assets/pluginimages';
    return $path;

This is the image url function:

 * Custom plugin image url.
 * @since 1.0.0
function azrcrv_mm_custom_image_url($url){
    if (strpos($url, 'azrcrv-maintenance-mode') !== false){
        $url = plugin_dir_url(__FILE__).'assets/pluginimages';
    return $url;

With these filters in place, I can move the images into the /assets folder and still have them work on the plugin details and updates pages.

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