[wp-trac] [WordPress Trac] #18375: Post type templates

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Fri Mar 25 18:38:06 UTC 2016

#18375: Post type templates
 Reporter:  johnbillion             |       Owner:
     Type:  enhancement             |      Status:  new
 Priority:  normal                  |   Milestone:  Awaiting Review
Component:  Posts, Post Types       |     Version:
 Severity:  normal                  |  Resolution:
 Keywords:  dev-feedback has-patch  |     Focuses:  template

Comment (by mor10):

 For years I've been asking
 why Pages were unique,
 why Custom and Template are words reserved
 for content belonging to the singular, static clique.

 What is a Page but an island?
 Unconnected, alone, a windswept highland
 bereft the bridges that tie it to others
 its only relations the family it fosters.

 Is this why Template Name is reserved for Pages?
 A feeble gesture to make them feel they don't live in cages?

 Or is it something deeper?
 A notion that Posts must be kept in line,
 that uniqueness in ephemera
 is the aftermath of leaded wine.

 What world would we live in
 if Posts showed their true nature?
 How wild and chaotic
 how unfitting our beloved nomenclature.

 "Cast freedom to the wayside" they say:
 "If Posts want character,
 let them try:
 Fit the Post Formats preordained,
 or scrape by," on a wing and a prayer
 that a non-standard solution
 is better than codified absolution.

 To this I have but one thing to say:
 Posts are unique, so let them have their way.
 Templates are what we build,
 for posts,
 for pages,
 it's the nature of our Guild.

 Let's end this segregation,
 this illusion that only Pages are unique.
 All post types deserve templates!
 It's such a small, harmless tweak.

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