[wp-hackers] the home.php problem: does it asks for a posts.php ?
leogermani at gmail.com
Tue Aug 28 12:39:20 UTC 2012
typo: "... to add and mantain *two* dummy ... "
On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 9:38 AM, Leo germani <leogermani at gmail.com> wrote:
> I started out this discussion with the wrong focus.
> The focus is: Do you think that having to add and mantain to dummy pages
> as placeholders for the Home and the Blog are a good thing? I dont. I think
> its very confusing for the user and also very dangerous.
> What I wanted to discuss is a way to give the ability to the theme authors
> to say how the front page and blogs page will look like, and where it will
> be accessible. No dummy pages needed.
> On Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 8:12 PM, Vinicius Massuchetto <
> viniciusmassuchetto at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 2012/8/27 Chip Bennett <chip at chipbennett.net>:
>> > You might want to revisit the Template
>> > Hierarchy<http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Hierarchy>.
>> > It appears that you use "home.php" and "front-page.php" interchangeably,
>> > but they are not interchangeable.
>> > - The "front-page.php" template file is used to render the SITE FRONT
>> > PAGE (i.e. home_url()), regardless of whether the front page
>> displays the
>> > blog posts index, or a static page.
>> > - The "home.php" template file is used to render the BLOG POSTS
>> > whether the blog posts index is displayed on the site front page, or
>> on a
>> > static page.
>> Is that the case of emphasizing such information on this very same
>> documentation page? I ask because, as Leo said, I've also seen a lot
>> of people misusing `home.php` as the site front page, and reading back
>> the (English) documentation, in fact, looks confusing to me.
>> In the other hand, the pt_BR translation for this page curiously
>> switch places of `home.php` and `front-page.php`. Can this be a
>> contribution for all this confusion?
>> Vinicius Massuchetto
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