[theme-reviewers] Posts without Titles

Philip Walton philip at philipwalton.com
Wed Apr 20 21:15:36 UTC 2011

Right, I get that. I guess perhaps it's more an issue of why WordPress 
allows you to publish a post without a title in the first place. It 
seems to me that posts without titles have bigger problems than whether 
or not a user can get to them.

Actually, as I'm writing this email, Emil posted a solution on the trac 
ticket that i really like:

   * Where the post has no post title, but must still display a link to the
  single-page post view.
  add_filter('the_title', 'blank_slate_title');

  function blank_slate_title($title) {
      if ($title == '') {
          return 'Untitled';
      } else {
          return $title;

This way you don't have to include an extra link if you don't want to.

Thanks, Emil!

On 4/20/11 1:58 PM, Chip Bennett wrote:
> Because the user needs to have *some* way of reaching the single-post 
> view.
> Chip
> On Wed, Apr 20, 2011 at 3:55 PM, Philip Walton 
> <philip at philipwalton.com <mailto:philip at philipwalton.com>> wrote:
>     A user, in response to a rejected them, posed this question re:
>     smgrundy's review:
>     Cannot access single-page views of posts without titles from the
>     index.
>     -> That's good, consistent and how I want it throughout the site.
>     Is this mandatory?
>     I've wondered the same things as well. It's always seemed a little
>     odd to me to have the post date link to the post itself.
>     Personally I think the date should link to a date page. I know
>     there are other ways to create a title-less permalink, but this is
>     the most common.
>     Still, what is the rationale behind requiring posts with no titles
>     to have a permalink to them?
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