[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #20310: Add "flush rewrite rules" as note to "save permalinks"-button

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Wed Mar 28 01:17:31 UTC 2012

#20310: Add "flush rewrite rules" as note to "save permalinks"-button
 Reporter:  F J Kaiser       |       Owner:
     Type:  feature request  |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal           |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  UI               |     Version:  3.3.1
 Severity:  normal           |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  close            |

Comment (by F J Kaiser):

 Replying to [comment:4 dd32]:
 > Regular users should never have to "Flush their rewrite rules",

 The problem started with the famous »Even a caveman can do it«. WordPress
 has a big community of people who don't know how to code. But since this
 sentence nothing holds them back. (Ok, it wasn't only that sentence.)

 > and they should instead be shown the proper way to add rewrite rules
 and/or how to register post types and taxonomies in such a way that it all
 just works.

 That's a problem of documentation. I added a lot to Codex, but sometimes I
 think, that basic things could be noted directly in the UI - visible for
 admins only - as well and would make things much easier. At least this is
 just a thought.

 > What is the problem that actually needs solving here?

 Well, it's not really a problem. I wrote »problem« (with quotes) for a
 reason. And I didn't reopen the ticket. There're just a lot of questions
 out there that end with "Ah! I didn't know where I could flush the rules"
 and "Ah! Ok, if I shouldn't flush the rules programmatically on every page
 load, how should I do it then?".

Ticket URL: <http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/20310#comment:6>
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