[wp-hackers] is_front_page should have it's own template file

Alexander Beutl xel at netgra.de
Tue Apr 22 19:34:05 GMT 2008

Both are nonsense.
sorry for this harsh answer, I don't want to offend, but as I understand it,
you don't see the obvious point in this.

you'd need a static_front_page.php and a index_front_page.php since it isn't
the templates choise if the frontpage displays the_loop() or just a page.

Is you use only front_page.php this will result in the theme breaking
whenever someone doesn't agree with the theme authors choise for what the
frontpage has to be used for.

Today you need a if... else... check for checking wether a page is frontpage
or not.
after your change - you'll need it too, but in another file.
That just makes no sense.

Imagine I create a front.php which does displays the loop and is layouted
for that and you try displaying a page in it... no good idea if I offer a
page.php which is layout for exactly this.
If I create a front.php which is made for static pages the_loop wont be used
and therefor it will not work at all if you try using it as index

Just my 2ct.

2008/4/22, Aaron D. Campbell <aaron at xavisys.com>:
> Good point.  In order to keep backwards compatibility, if the user uses
> posts as the front page, it should really go:
> front.php -> home.php -> index.php
> If the user uses a static page:
> customTemplate -> front.php -> page.php -> index.php
> I attached a new diff to the ticket:
> http://trac.wordpress.org/attachment/ticket/6801/6801.002.diff
> Would that make more sense?
> Otto wrote:
> > Yeah, I see that, I'm just trying to grasp where you want it fitted
> > into the hierarchy.
> >
> > Look at those cases again. Are you thinking of this sort of change?
> >
> > Case 2: Static front page.
> > - Template is custom Page Template fallback to front.php fallback to
> > page.php fallback to index.php.
> >
> > The reason I ask is that I'm not certain how to handle front.php in
> > the default case, where the main blog posts are the front page. Would
> > it only be used for the static front page case?
> >
> > My viewpoint is that a template name like that should have a well
> > defined place in a theme, since a theme can include them. So
> > what/where would it make sense for a theme to include as the front
> > page?
> >
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