[wp-hackers] Showing custom page types
yahgrp at poplarware.com
Fri Jan 30 01:58:55 GMT 2009
Chris Jean wrote:
> I don't like the idea of shortcutting the WordPress system by directly
> calling the template file directly and exiting.
I don't see why not. WP basically does the same thing, after the
template_redirect action happens -- if none of the template_redirect
actions has taken charge of the situation and done its own thing, WP
basically figures out which template to use, includes that template,
and exits. Right?
> I always like to work with the system rather than breaking through the
> system if possible. My desire to learn the "right way" to do this was
> the reason for sending the original message.
I think this is the "right" way to do what you are trying to do in WP.
There is no better way that I am aware of (and I can think of some
worse ways). The template_redirect action was added to WP for this
<soapbox>As Mike noted earlier in this thread, Drupal does URL
redirection to modules better. But there's a reason for that: WP is
meant to be a blogging platform, while Drupal is meant to be a custom
web application platform. That is why Drupal has better ways to handle
modules having their own URLs -- you absolutely need that in a custom
application platform. You don't need that in a blogging platform. On
the other hand, if you just want to do blogging, WP has all you need
and it is a LOT easier to dive into. Right tool for the right job,
etc. etc. </soapbox>
Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare
Drupal/WordPress Sites, Themes, Modules/Plugins
Custom Web Programming, Web Databases
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