[wp-hackers] WP 2.1 static home page issues

Austin Matzko if.website at gmail.com
Sat Feb 17 22:44:33 GMT 2007

On 2/17/07, Ryan Boren <ryan at boren.nu> wrote:
> Personally, I think we should fix that.  is_home() was intended to
> always track the front page and that's how most people use it.

This is the behavior of my static home-page plugin--it makes is_home()
return true on the front page--and by far the number one question I've
had is how to correct messed-up themes.  What happens is that many
popular themes get really confused when is_home() is true but isn't
showing the latest group of posts.

So I would caution against moving away from the 2.1 implementation.
It is slightly annoying that is_home() is not really the "home," but
that's an annoyance that will concern mainly coders as opposed to
ordinary users who will be the ones annoyed when their themes don't
work with a static home page.

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