[wp-hackers] choosing plural vs singular words in taxonony names in URIs
david at dsernst.com
Mon Jul 21 06:42:55 UTC 2014
Both are probably safe.
Thinking of these as subfolders -- i.e. a traditional non-routed webserver
-- the plural feels more natural to me. If I'm in the index /, I would
expect to see folders with names like "Channels", "Debates", etc., not the
Re your point that the plural invites visitors to check that out directly
for an index: Isn't that exactly right? If they do go straight to the
taxonomy, they *should* see an index. Maybe you don't have a highly
populated one now, but you could in the future!
And some counter references:
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 10:03 AM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>
> my feedback on my own question is that I'd pick channels/debates over
> channel/debates, because of the following reason;
> first off, they both are pretty close... if you pick one over the other,
> regardless of the pick, no body is gonna come after you and put you on the
> spot as if you have done something drastically wrong..
> given that....
> the former ( channels/debates ) suggests that I've got MANY channels on my
> site.. So, my visitors are indirectly inspired & suggested, that he can go
> ahead and check out what other channels we got in the site... a wordpress
> page slugged as your-site.com/channels may have an alphabetical listing of
> all those channels.. to explore..
> whereas the latter ( channel/debates ) ( though it is closer to the
> day-t-day english we use ) would not make that sort of a suggestion to the
> user that yoo got many channels...
> that's the only reason I'd pick the former... unless you bring a different
> perspective that I am failing to see...
> On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 6:42 AM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>
> > I know this is very subjective, but the more I pick the highly up-scale
> > brains like the great minds of this list, the better it is. so excuse me
> > you find this question a little odd.
> > here is the situation
> > say, you got a taxonomy called "Channels" and you got terms under it such
> > as "Debates", "Interviews", "PodCasts" etc...
> > should the url's for these terms read as
> > your-site.com/channels/debates
> > or
> > your-site.com/channel/debates
> > If this was a straight english grammar, we'd be saying "Debates Channel".
> > No dispute on that...
> > But here in a url structure, can't start with the term first.
> > So I'm wondering which of the above structures, in the
> > broken-english-structure-of URLs be better? channels/debates or
> > channel/debates
> > Or is this something like case by case? What's the handle or guide in
> > deciding on these things?
> > I hope you don't find this question odd and shoot me down. :)
> > Please note the only difference between the two is on the taxonomy name,
> > NOT on the term. For some reason, it seems to be pretty clear that the
> > ( the "debates" part ) needs to be plural. But, please feel free to
> > challenge me even on that. I'd only appreciate it.
> > Thank you
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