[wp-hackers] Page Templates vs Category Templates

scribu mail at scribu.net
Wed Dec 1 23:37:24 UTC 2010

On Thu, Dec 2, 2010 at 1:06 AM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>wrote:

> It is very natural to think that you may have one category to have a
> different look and feel than another one, video stuff for example...
> Of course, one can have the functionality of using a different cat.
> template using the  category-Whatever.php trick. But then, when you
> think about it, "that very way" is also very possible for the pages,
> thanks to the  as Page_Whatever.php trick. But yet, Pages Admin area
> do have the capabilities to select a page template thru a drop down
> conveniently while Category Admin area do not.
> I'm curious to find the design  criteria behind that difference...

I don't think it was so much a decision, as organic growth: more people
needed and asked for dedicated page templates.

Besides, there currently is no good place to store this information, since
we don't have term meta.

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