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Default theme suggestion - no comments option, and templates (7 posts)

  1. anmari
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just had a quick look at twenty eleven - sweet but to be a 'good' default theme and to encourage creation of child themes off of it, a couple of things would be desirable:

    1) that image is SO large - pushes everything else below the fold - suitable for home page only. Other pages should have a template option without the image.

    2)A one click option in wordpress settings to have NO COMMENTS AT ALL, and then have the themes know that absolutely NO mention of comments should be made at all.
    There does not seem to be a way with current settings options to totally switch off all mention of comments.

  2. that image is SO large - pushes everything else below the fold - suitable for home page only. Other pages should have a template option without the image.

    You mean the header image?

    A one click option in wordpress settings to have NO COMMENTS AT ALL

    Unlikely to happen, since while WP is evolving as a CMS, its always going to have comments built in, so...

    Side note - A better place for this wuold be to note it in trac http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/17198

  3. anmari
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Ipstenu,
    Re "evolving as a CMS", agree it is becoming a fantastic cms - I think that should make it even more important that the 'blog' specific features like comments should be switchoffable by a setting. Of course comment functionality should always be built in, however that does not mean one has to have comments on one's site.

    No big deal, it just seems that it is the logical extension of the discussion settings.

    We have all these options in the Discussion settings but no combination allows one to say "do not even mention comments at all".

    At the moment one always has to customise theme templates if the site in question is not the sort that is going to have comments ever.

    So theme developers if they want to appeal to the corporate market and the blog market, would have to provide 2 themes or their own theme option to determine whether to show "Leave a reply, you must be logged in " or nothing.

  4. We have all these options in the Discussion settings but no combination allows one to say "do not even mention comments at all".

    Yeah, because most devs would look at that and say 'That's a theme thing.' I mean, even MediaWiki has 'talk' pages, which are kinda/sorta comments. I'm not saying your point isn't valid, just unlikely to gain traction for such a small use-case.

  5. budleiser
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Old thread.....

    Define "small use". There are lots of sites using wordpress for their business website. Or some people just like blogs with no comments. If there was a means to scan the web for wordpress sites, and count how many have comments disabled, I think you would find this is not a "small use case" at all!

  6. Gonna repeat myself.

    If you don't want any plugins at all, turn them off and then, properly, remove the code from your theme.

    And I think if I scanned the web for WP sites, and counted how many had comments on and off, the numbers would back me up :) It's a gut feeling based on my experience, as much as yours is based on yours.

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