[wp-hackers] Why Can't Pages have Categories?

Mark Harwood mark at phunky.co.uk
Fri Jul 21 09:54:09 GMT 2006

| How come posts can have categories, but not pages

Why not just create child-pages as content and then have the parent-page 
act like there main categorie?


Mark Jaquith wrote:

> On Jul 21, 2006, at 3:44 AM, Computer Guru wrote:
>> How come posts can have categories, but not pages?
> What would be displayed if you viewed that category?  How do you fit  
> a page into a chronological listing of post?  And if you can't, what  
> is the point of categorization?
>> What if each category had a page that describes how to use it and  
>> what it’s for?
> Sounds like a neat idea, but it would require theme editing, and is a  
> niche feature, so it wouldn't make for a good core addition.
> You could also use the category description field for storing the  
> category description if it's not worthy of having its own page (that  
> is, display it on the sidebar for that category or something.)  Make  
> sure you apply the appropriate content filters to it, so you get  
> paragraphs and curly quotes.
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