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CSS-Tricks – wordpress pages posts etc

  • # February 27, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I’m trying to figure out how I might structure my own wordpress site… incorporating Video “features” much in the same way as this site does

    I’m just wondering why (and what the advantages/disadvantages are) Chris has decided to post his videos as Pages and not posts.

    Would a video as post in a particular category not serve the same purpose as a page with a parent?


    # February 28, 2011 at 5:47 am

    Ha ha – one comment, user deleted.

    # February 28, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    Sorry to bump, but i”m sure people have opinions on this


    # February 28, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Not really sure why he’s decided to go that route – must have some reason though. Looks more like personal preference than anything.

    # March 2, 2011 at 10:14 am

    I guess so

    Do you think the screencast number is automatically generated? If so, do you have any idea how this might be done?


    # March 3, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    I’ve been pondering this for a few days…the only thing I can come up with is that the Codex defines pages as content that exists outside the normal chronological flow of posted content (or words to that effect — I can’t get at the Codex at the moment). So, using Pages for the videos keeps them tidy and separate from other tutorial content, which can vary pretty widely in terms of topic and presentation (ie sometimes it’s a quick tip, sometimes a lengthy explanation; sometimes solid production-ready technique, sometimes more proof-of-concept).

    Let’s go to the source, though: I’d love to hear from @ChrisCoyier on this topic. :)

    # March 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I’m sure Chris has numbered the videos as part of the page title.

    # March 4, 2011 at 8:10 am

    Thanks Guys,

    I’m new to wordpress but the more I learn about it the more I get the sense that the lines between pages and posts have been blurred with each update.

    I mean, I’m not certain, but I would think you could style and target post categories in the same way you could style pages.

    I guess that although pages are timestamped, they’re not part of the loop. Is this right?

    # March 4, 2011 at 8:16 am

    Well, I’ve just been watching Chris’s video on custom fields and he’s running a loop on pages, so I guessed wrong… pages can be part of the loop

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