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Opened 17 years ago

Closed 17 years ago

#717 closed enhancement (fixed)

Warning for empty title

Reported by: orangenormal Owned by: ryan
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 1.5
Component: General Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:

Description

The default permalink structure includes the post title in the URI; this is also a very popular choice for those with custom permalink URIs. Unfortunately, sometimes posters forget to type a title for an entry, creating invalid URIs for the permalink, RSS feed, comment form, and other features. I submit that WordPress should either somehow alert the user if a post title is missing, or automatically generate one for the URIs.

Change History (5)

#1 @orangenormal
17 years ago

  • Patch set to No

#2 @orangenormal
17 years ago

To clarify the second suggestion--an automatically generated title should be used for the permalink structure only, so if the user doesn't want a title for their post, they can leave it blank (and not have it appear on their blog) but still have the URIs as valid.

#3 @ryan
17 years ago

The post id is now used for the post slug if no title is provided. Whether to issue warnings for a blank title and possibly other fields needs some UI debate.

#4 @ryan
17 years ago

  • Owner changed from anonymous to rboren
  • Status changed from new to assigned

#5 @ryan
17 years ago

  • fixed_in_version set to 1.5
  • Resolution changed from 10 to 20
  • Status changed from assigned to closed
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