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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 10 years ago

Last modified 3 years ago

#21237 closed enhancement (maybelater)

Terminology for "Front" and "Home"

Reported by: wraithkenny's profile WraithKenny Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: docs, administration, template, ui-copy Cc:


The following related tickets all have discussions concerning the Terminology for "Front Page" and "Home Page" is some way.

#16379 - Better UI for doing "Page on Front"
(UI effected by the terminology)

#10158 - Deprecate is_home() and is_single(), in favor of is_blog() and is_post()
(Conditional Tags effected by the terminology)

#18705 - home_url() and is_home() with a static front page
(URL function effected by the terminology)

Additionally, Template files are effected by the terminology (home.php and front-page.php)

This ticket is intended to discuss the best options that address the above terminology concerns for the sake of consistency and usability. If a determination is made here, hopefully we can use the terminology to inform the above tickets.

Change History (5)

#1 @sabreuse
12 years ago

  • Cc sabreuse@… added

#2 @grantnorwood
12 years ago

Regardless of the name of the is_home() function, I am proposing adding an additional conditional tag called is_blog_page() to return true if any of the blog-related pages are currently being viewed. The name of that function could change to match any changes to the name or implementation of is_home().

I've submitted a patch with ticket #21620.

#3 @DrewAPicture
10 years ago

  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Three of the four cited tickets above have been closed as either wontfix or maybelater. Since there has been no activity or discussion on this ticket in two years, I'm going to call this wontfix as well.

#4 @iandunn
3 years ago

  • Focuses docs administration template ui-copy added
  • Resolution changed from wontfix to maybelater

maybelater seems more appropriate to me.

  • #10158 and #18705 - There's no explanation for why these was closed; maybe it's in an old IRC discussion? I suspect it has more to do with things specific to those tickets, rather than the general terminology problem.
  • #16379 - This was closed because the goal was partially accomplished in another ticket.

The legacy usage of "home" when we really mean "posts index" is really confusing, and I don't see any disagreement about that in those tickets.

So to me, that indicates this is still a valid issue, and the only reason it wouldn't be open is the lack of activity. wontfix discourages folks from working on it, but maybelater allows us to make progress and eventually re-open with a proposed solution.

Feel free to revert it if you feel strongly, though.

#5 @iandunn
3 years ago

Related #41828

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