Category Thoughts And Enhancements
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I know this topic is brought up time and time again, which must mean something really needs to be looked at, but I feel what I'm thinking about could quite easily be built and/or expanded upon without much work required! :)
So I'll dive straight in...
- Parent Category
- Child Category
You might be asking what planet I'm on, but hopefully it'll all be explained in the following few paragraphs.
Parent Category: The idea behind the 'parent' category is a sort of placeholder, depending upon the settings you opt for. In otherwords, it's either going to be a category which posts can be attached to, ot it'll just 'house' posts from the 'child' category or whats known moreso as a sub-category!
Say we have 'parent' category with the name of Blog, it'll have the slug of /blog/ and show show at http://www.site.com/blog/ without the /category/ prefix many people just love to hate.
We could have many other 'parent' categories, although they don't always need to as as the 'parent' which you'll define in the setup. So in theory, you decide if it'll be postable or not.
(Are we all still following?)
Child Category: I'm sure most of you know how a 'child' or rather sub-category works, and really this is no different!
So unlike the 'parent' /blog/ option above, this time we actually have postable categories and we'll take WordPress News /wordpress-news/ as an example.
Adding that to the 'parent' blog category placeholder, we'll end up with /blog/wordpress-news/ or http://www.site.com/blog/wordpress-news/ being the full address still without that horrible /category/ prefix. And another example could well be http://www.site.com/blog/freebies/ which means the list can go on and on, but you get the picture.
I guess you could say it's not much different than what we currently have at the moment, and with Custom Taxonomies and Custom Post Types, you never know, but the main priority here is not having the /category/ prefix!
The additional features that could be added to the category options would only help, in my opinion, become much more of a CMS. Each category doesnt always need to be postable, so it'd be great having the option for doing this, and making the permalink structure of them look tidy! :)
In fact, for a little inspiration I'd take a look at WooThemes.com website who do this very well with the addition of a plugin (Top Level Categories), but then why should something as standard as this come down to a plugin, that not everyone knows about?
I can try and put together a couple of images, showing what options would be available to categories, but I'm not promising anything, so I hope you all understand what I have been on about?
What are your particular thoughts, how far should we go with regards to improving the category side of things, let the discussion begin.
Change History (8)
- Milestone Future Release deleted
- Resolution set to wontfix
- Status changed from new to closed