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Closed 3 months ago

Last modified 9 days ago

#59853 closed enhancement (fixed)

Update mentions of web site to website for consistency

Reported by: liammcarthur's profile LiamMcArthur Owned by: sergeybiryukov's profile SergeyBiryukov
Milestone: 6.5 Priority: normal
Severity: trivial Version: trunk
Component: Text Changes Keywords: has-patch commit
Focuses: Cc:


Throughout most of the WordPress core, the word "website" is used - but there are a few occurrences where "web site" is used. Does it make more sense to use the singular word which is more common in this day and age?

A PR through GitHub has also been submitted and linked to this ticket.

Change History (9)

This ticket was mentioned in PR #5639 on WordPress/wordpress-develop by @LiamMcArthur.

4 months ago

  • Keywords has-patch added

Updated mentions of web site to website since the singular version does seem to be used more often throughout WordPress.

Trac ticket:

#2 @ironprogrammer
4 months ago

  • Component changed from General to Text Changes
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to 6.5
  • Type changed from defect (bug) to enhancement

Welcome back to Trac, @LiamMcArthur, and thanks for the report and PR!

I agree with your assessment that the singular word version should be used. Google Trends shows "website" has been the preferred term for some time. Filtering for these terms shows a similar preference (website vs web site). I've left a review on your PR to help move this forward.

#3 @LiamMcArthur
4 months ago

Thanks @ironprogrammer. I've updated the PR to exclude the SimplePie file in question.

#4 @ironprogrammer
4 months ago

  • Keywords commit added

Marking for commit consideration.

#6 @SergeyBiryukov
3 months ago

  • Owner set to SergeyBiryukov
  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

In 57131:

Text Changes: Update mentions of “web site” to “website” for consistency.

While “web site” was the original spelling, this variant has become rarely used, and “website” is now the standard spelling, already used throughout most of the WordPress core.

Reference: Wikipedia: Website.

Props LiamMcArthur, cafenoirdesign, sabbirshouvo, sabernhardt, ironprogrammer, mukesh27.
Fixes #59853, #54276.

@SergeyBiryukov commented on PR #5639:

3 months ago

Thanks for the PR! Merged in r57131.

@LiamMcArthur commented on PR #5639:

3 weeks ago

@ironprogrammer @SergeyBiryukov I noticed these changes were reverted - does anyone know what the reason for this was?

@ironprogrammer commented on PR #5639:

9 days ago

Hi, @LiamMcArthur -- Looking into this, on 2023-11-15 r57112 mistakenly included the updates from this PR alongside another patch, which were indeed reverted in r57113.

However, the subsequent merge on 2023-11-22 of r57131 occurred later, and from what I see today in wordpress-develop:trunk, retains these updates.

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