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

Justin Tadlock justin at justintadlock.com
Wed Aug 29 02:52:01 UTC 2012

That data isn't an accurate representation of what Chip was referring to 
when he said "vast majority".

* The vast majority of users control their own WordPress setup.
* The minority of users have developers set up their site.

On 8/28/2012 9:26 PM, Cátia Kitahara wrote:
>> 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
> half/half).
> 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.

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