[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #14746: Post Kinds/Styles/Types

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#14746: Post Kinds/Styles/Types
 Reporter:  ryan            |       Owner:     
     Type:  task (blessed)  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal          |   Milestone:  3.1
Component:  Template        |     Version:     
 Severity:  normal          |    Keywords:     

Comment(by ryan):

 > Lemme suggest "mode" again: "gallery," "asides," and "videos" are
 descriptions of those posts in "a particular functioning condition or
 arrangement," or their "manner of acting or doing," or a "particular type
 or form of"---a "designated condition or status" of those posts. The
 quotations come from the definitions of "mode".

 There are also the French meanings of mode, which are well-suited for
 this. I'm fine with mode.

 > A quibble: a lot of people use Custom Page Templates to assign markup to
 one specific page, rather than a type or general class of page.   For
 example, I see a lot of "About us" templates, meant to add things to an
 about page, such as maps and contact forms.  Perhaps I'm misunderstanding
 what you want this system to do, but it doesn't seem to make much sense to
 speak of an "about us" ''kind'' of page or post, when that template has
 been tailor-made for one instance of a page.

 True. This wouldn't generalize well to specialized templates that are
 meant as a means of assigning PHP code to a page.

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