[wp-hackers] do pages and posts make sense?

Paul Menard codehooligans at codehooligans.com
Thu May 18 23:32:08 GMT 2006

I've read through the other comments to this. I agree adding Page
categories would not seem logical.

One rider on this I would like to add however is some ability to make
Page draft. Of the 23 WordPress installations I support for clients the
biggest request seems to be 'Why can't a make the Page draft like I
can Posts?'

Seems there are many content authors who want to create the page an
save the Page for future edits but not actually publish it.

I do realize the problem however. In the wp_posts table the post_status
column values are 'static' for Pages, publish, draft or private for  
Posts. I'm
sure there are other values like attachment. So would the simple  
be coming up with a new token? Then all of the logic changes to the core
code to support displaying or not displaying this Page.


On May 18, 2006, at 8:48 AM, Markus Lutzer wrote:

> According to discussions in several threads many people would like to
> use categories for Pages. I think that such a feature would allow more
> freedom in the structure of a website. AFAIK it would be easy to
> implement it but could result into problems with category specific
> templates. Is this true and are there other implications? Why can't
> pages belong to categories? Are there any patches or plugins to  
> address
> this issue?
> Isn't page and post very similar to each other? Probably a blog is  
> just
> a specific category. Why not use only one terminology (e.g. "post")  
> and
> drop the other (e.g. "page") but add a new category "blog"? Users  
> would
> be free in the choice what they want to do with there posts. Several
> blogs can easily created just by listing the posts belonging to the
> specific blog-category. Additionally this concept would be more  
> easy to
> understand and to manage in the user interface than the current one.
> What do you think about these issue?
> Reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Pages
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