[wp-hackers] Idea: Widgets as custom post types
john.wp at onolan.org
Tue Mar 2 21:25:10 UTC 2010
I think that maybe the small amount of confusion that's arising here
is caused by the naming convention rather than the actual issue of
where table content is moved to. "wp_posts" fundamentally suggests
that this is a table containing a single type of content, and that
type is "posts". If the table is now to be looked at as:
"thinking of 'content types' rather than 'post types'." [- Justin]
Then I have to say that I think the word "post" is beginning to become
just as confusing as the word "node" is in the Drupal world.
I Wordpress a blogging platform or a CMS?
On 2 Mar 2010, at 21:16, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> On Mar 2, 2010, at 3:43 PM, Michael Pretty wrote:
>> Heck, lets go ahead and put the terms tables into the posts table.
>> No reason we can't turn the entire database into a nodal system. :)
>> 3 tables:
> Funny, I suggested as much back on the 14th:
> On Mar 2, 2010, at 3:53 PM, Otto wrote:
>> Changing Links into Posts does not make sense to me.
> Debate it with Matt.
>> If Links needs to be expanded, then I'd support that. Why can't links
>> be tagged? It wouldn't be hard to add "link-tag" to the taxonomies.
>> Much better solution than shifting a link to a post. How do you
>> display a link as a post? Best I can think of would be a redirect. ;)
> Think in terms of a directory of links. A link can have a recent
> screenshot of the link, a description of the link, a title for the
> link, a category in which fits, a set of tags about the link, custom
> fields about the link (i.e. address maybe?) and more. With custom
> post types the need for links go away so all link functionality
> should be rolled in for use by custom post types.
>> Widgets should be made more generic, yes. But most likely they should
>> be given their *own* table. Why? Because it's difficult to imagine a
>> solid case for representing a single widget as a whole post page as
> Difficult for you to imagine maybe, but not for me and I'll bet not
> for many others.
> A widget page would show what the widget is capable of, show
> screenshots of it in use, and be linked to taxonomy of types of
> widgets. So I have to disagree with you again, widgets in the posts
> table makes a lot of sense.
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