[wp-hackers] Community conventions for custom post types?

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Fri Aug 3 16:59:37 UTC 2012

There is no set of conventions that I'm aware of, but a community
document that details several conventions is a very good idea and
would allow for interoperability. Why not start one, see if you can
get somebody else interested.


On Fri, Aug 3, 2012 at 11:38 AM, onlyunusedname
<onlyunusedname at gmail.com> wrote:
> One of the most compelling reasons for me to develop small to midsize CMSs
> on WordPress is that WordPress has really emerged as the lingua franca of
> this market segment.  When an existing WordPress user comes to me wanting
> enhancements, upgrades, or redesigns (which happens increasingly) I *love*
> how much I just magically know about their existing codebase without having
> to do a bunch of discovery.
> I was wondering if, towards this end, there had been any sort of community
> effort to standardize custom post type and/or custom taxonomy nomenclature
> for common CMS implementations?
> For example, if developer A implements a custom post type with custom
> taxonomies for menu items on a restaurant CMS, it would be great if
> developer B could take for granted the conventions developer A was using.
> And both developer A and developer B could make interchangeable restaurant
> themes that worked perfectly right out of the box on each other's
> restaurant sites.
> Does there already exist somewhere a sort of community consensus around the
> implementation of common custom post types that would encourage ease of
> interoperability?  If so, I'd like to be following it.  If not, does it
> seem like a potentially useful thing to others?
> Just curious.
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