[wp-hackers] Category templates
charles.freesmelvin at me.com
Thu Dec 29 22:14:14 UTC 2011
To summarize the history.
Terms are descriptors and don't need to have their own content.
There is not a technical reason on either side. It basically boils down to back in 2.3 when we added tags and moved Categories from their own table to the Terms table, hundreds of plugins were broken since they used to call the data base directly. And then 2.5 was only slightly better.
Since then the database schematic does not get touched unless absolutely needed. Form there it has been argued for a term meta table, adding rows to wp_terms_taxonomy, or move to a shared meta table for all meta types.
Charles E. Frees-Melvin
On 2011-12-29, at 15:27, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
> It certainly is. At this point, for not being able to implement
> something like this and many other cool things that can grow along
> with it shows as a "limitation" on the WP part. But WP has always been
> able to get over such limitations so far. I hope this one too is a
> matter of time...
> What's a good URL or thread that I can look into about the "term meta"
> table discussions. It seems many people wished/proposed/and been
> waiting for that table. Is it in the works? Or is it not gonna happen
> due to some reasons? If there are reasons, I'd like to know more about
> On Thu, Dec 29, 2011 at 11:12 AM, Nathan Rice <ncrice at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Without official term meta, this becomes very difficult to pull off
>> Nathan Rice
>> WordPress and Web Development
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>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 5:46 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com>wrote:
>>> Jane, I'm not a PHP developer. I'm too new to PHP. My background is on
>>> ASP. So I can't do a patch. But I just created trac ticket and
>>> submitted at
>>> Any follow up discussions to this should take place over there!
>>> On Wed, Dec 28, 2011 at 10:55 AM, Jane Wells <jane at automattic.com> wrote:
>>>> On 12/28/11 1:34 PM, Haluk Karamete wrote:
>>>>> Why isn't there a category layout dropdown like the pages interface do
>>>>> whereby you can select the layout template you want to use when
>>> creating a
>>>>> category? What is the wisdom
>>>>> behind treating pages differenly in this regard and leaving the cats
>>>>> layout handling to be done at code level?
>>>> Personally I would love this feature. If you write a patch to make it
>>>> and put it on a trac ticket, I'll add my +1.
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