[wp-docs] Should change_post_object_label() be in Codex?

Manuel Schmalstieg webdev at ms-studio.net
Sun Nov 11 20:44:42 UTC 2012

That's exactly what I wanted to know. Just by looking at the code,
it's hard for me to tell if that custom_detail_post_labels() function
is less official than, say, the register_post_type function. Both look
similarly clean, or hackish, depending on your milage. It could very
well be "official but undocumented".

Now, I don't know how widely spread this particular piece of code is,
but as you can see, it's circulating. Just a bit of wishful thinking:
for a theme designer, it would be great to have a "popular wisdom"
section in the Codex that would document such methods (with a
disclaimer telling that it's not officially supported), and some
rating and comments system that would allow to measure the general
usefulness and popularity of such recipes (similarly to the plugins).

Or is wordpress.stackexchange supposed to do exactly that? Maybe, but
I think it would be good to centralize things more. Stackexchange is
useful, but extremely disorganized. Having to hunt for information
between Codex, stackexchange, forums and personal developer blogs can
induce schizophrenia after some time.

On Sun, Nov 11, 2012 at 6:18 PM, Bryan Petty <bryan at ibaku.net> wrote:

> As long as the Codex contains official documentation, I would say no.
> It's too easy to confuse the two. If there were a "user contributions"
> section on every page, that would be different though.

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