Allow setting default_comment_status specifically for Pages (or for any post type)
|Reported by:||demetris||Owned by:||messenlehner|
|Cc:||demetris, mikeschinkel@…, john.wp@…, chip@…, xoodrew@…, leho@…|
Now that the default theme has comments_template in Pages too, I have been thinking that maybe we should offer a way of setting default_comment_status specifically for Pages (as distinguished from Posts).
Say that I select Twenty Ten as my theme. I leave the global option for comments ON, because, like most people, I want comments on my Posts. However, like most people, I do not want comments on Pages, or I want comments only on a few selected Pages. So, every time I make a new Page, I have to untick the checkbox on the Edit screen, in order to override the global setting. That’s not convenient!
I think we need to do something about that:
Either we leave Twenty Ten as is and change something at the level of post type registration, or we change something in Twenty Ten.
(I have no idea what would be a satisfactory way to deal with this at the theme level. Sandbox, for instance, displayed the form on Pages only if there was a certain custom field with a certain value, which may seem very unfriendly at first sight, but I find it is much friendlier than what we have now in Twenty Ten.)