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

Cátia Kitahara contato at catiakitahara.com.br
Wed Aug 29 02:26:16 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.

I agree, I'm not saying that's not possible, that's what we do here. I'm
saying that this is not ideal.

> 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
> majority.

I wouldn't say the vast majority, I'd stick with just majority. If you've
seem the 2012 WordPress Survey results, you know that there's a great
amount of people outhere using WordPress to build sites for large
businesses, government, non profits, etc.
http://www.slideshare.net/photomatt/wordpress-state-of-the-word-2012 slide
85 (I don't know the accuracy of this graphic, but it seems it's almost

But it's not the point, we're not talking about themes made to be
distributed to the vast or just the majority, we're talking about themes
that are made exclusively to a client. It's not detrimental to anybody if
it's what the client asked and paid for.

Cátia Kitahara

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