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Opened 7 years ago

Last modified 4 years ago

#42468 new defect (bug)

Iron out the usage of 'homepage', 'home page', 'front page'

Reported by: presskopp's profile Presskopp Owned by:
Milestone: Awaiting Review Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: ui-copy Cc:


As discussed in #41828, I think we need clarification of the usage of 'Homepage' vs. 'Home Page' or 'Front Page'.

In german we used to differ the homepage from a 'start page', see screenshot.

Can I assume it' all the same, like the french do?

Quoting @fxbenard:

We made the choice to always translate it the same way in FR, no more consistency issues

Attachments (4)

homepage.png (15.9 KB) - added by Presskopp 7 years ago.
WP-homepage.jpg (30.0 KB) - added by Presskopp 7 years ago.
42468.diff (548 bytes) - added by birgire 6 years ago.
42468.diff.jpg (32.2 KB) - added by birgire 6 years ago.

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Change History (15)

7 years ago

7 years ago

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #polyglots by presskopp. View the logs.

7 years ago

#2 @melchoyce
7 years ago

I think when speaking about the template file, we should use "Frontpage" (orfront-page.php, depending on context). When speaking about the front-end page itself, it should always be "Homepage."

#3 @danieltj
7 years ago

This is related to #41828 - as @melchoyce has stated, homepage should be used to refer to the index of the website but when referring to the template file, it should be front page (as the file is called front-page.php).

#4 @ocean90
7 years ago

  • Component changed from General to Text Changes
  • Version trunk deleted

#6 @Presskopp
7 years ago

If I'm right, the following strings should then be changed !?

Please correct me.

2x home page => homepage

Enter the address here if you <a href="%s">want your site home page to be different from your WordPress installation directory</a>.
<strong>%s</strong> &mdash; This allows you to associate an image with your post without inserting it. This is usually useful only if your theme makes use of the image as a post thumbnail on the home page, a custom header, etc.

3x front page => homepage

This theme doesn&#8217;t support video headers on this page. Navigate to the front page or another page that supports video headers.
Edit your front page
Stick this post to the front page

6 years ago

6 years ago

#8 @birgire
6 years ago

When looking at #39666, I noticed the difference for the Homepage settings label in wp-admin/options-reading.php and the Front Page label of the corresponding page on the admin post list table.

Related #41363

The screenshot in 42468.diff.jpg shows the change in 42468.diff, i.e. change Front Page to Homepage in that case.

This ticket was mentioned in Slack in #core-editor by desrosj. View the logs.

6 years ago

#10 @joyously
6 years ago

Don't forget that along with front-page.php there can be home.php which is used for the blog page. And of course, the code itself uses page_on_front.

I personally prefer 'home page' to 'homepage'. It's an adjective and a noun, not just a noun. Will we soon have 'nextpage' and 'previouspage' and 'lastpage' and 'stickypage'?

#11 @garrett-eclipse
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Text Changes to Administration
  • Focuses ui-copy added
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