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

Cátia Kitahara contato at catiakitahara.com.br
Wed Aug 29 03:21:40 UTC 2012

> I think you guys need to take a look at the template hierarchy again.
> There's even a picture http://codex.wordpress.org/**
> images/thumb/1/18/Template_**Hierarchy.png/750px-Template_**Hierarchy.png<http://codex.wordpress.org/images/thumb/1/18/Template_Hierarchy.png/750px-Template_Hierarchy.png>:D

Hi, Ryan
I'll take that as a joke. ;) If you read all the messages you certainly
know that, though Leo made a confusion between home.php and front-page.php,
he knows the template hierarchy as he's an experienced WordPress
developper, and so am I. Otherwise, I'd say you're quite conceited, weren't
you? :P

But you're missing our point here, we know how to FORCE what will be
displayed on the front-page, that's not the question. The point is in the
end, depending on the case, we need dummy pages and we think that's bad.

I agree with Chip. If you don't want your client changing site options like
> what page shows up on the front page, don't make them an admin of the site.

It's not reasonable not to make the owner of a site its admin. At least
where I work we believe we owe the client the right to control his own
site, since it's his. :) But at the same time we think the site shouldn't
be so vulnerable to mistakes. If someday he won't be our client any longer,
he needs the admin anyway. And we can't rely on the fact that nobody will
ever delete the home! You know, bad things happen! If one of my clients who
sells advertisements on his front-page has it deleted, oops, it's easy to
loose a lot of money!

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.

And aren't they the kind of users which have personal blogs and small

> * The minority of users have developers set up their site.

And this kind of users aren't bigger businesses, governments, non profits,
etc., who can afford developers?

Cátia Kitahara

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