[wp-hackers] the home.php problem: does it asks for a posts.php?

Chip Bennett chip at chipbennett.net
Tue Aug 28 22:11:39 UTC 2012

In a bespoke development, the developer is an agent of the user, who is the
client. There's no reason that the developer, who develops the Theme,
installs the Theme, and configures the Theme can't also make the necessary
reading settings changes to ensure the site properly displays a static
front page.

Nevertheless, the use case you describe is not one that is shared by the
vast majority of WordPress users, and the ability of the Theme to dictate
what appears as the site front page would be detrimental to that vast


On Tue, Aug 28, 2012 at 5:06 PM, Cátia Kitahara <
contato at catiakitahara.com.br> wrote:

> Hi, everyone,
> I'm Cátia, from Brazil, I'm new here, but this discussion interests me,
> because I agree with Leo.
> As a theme developer, what Im looking for is a way to force what will be
> > displayed in the front page and where the visitor will find the blog.
> >
> >
> > It's not the purpose of the *Theme* to dictate what is displayed on the
> > front page. That is a decision for the end user, and the end user alone.
> >
> You're assuming that this end user is the kind who's got a personal blog or
> small business site that he himself maintain, who might want to change the
> theme whenever he wants from the admin. But if you suppose this end user is
> a bigger client who paid us to develop his site, from the information
> architecture to the deploy, he is indeed paying someone to dictate what is
> displayed on the front page, this decision is done beforehand, so he
> wouldn't want to let this option open to anyone with access to the admin to
> change it. Do you understand what I mean?
> That's our worries!
> --
> Cátia Kitahara
> www.catiakitahara.com.br
> www.wp-brasil.org
> www.hacklab.com.br
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