How do Pages function? (5 posts)

  1. poieo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Specifically, pages within pages, using the nextpage tag. Are they all loaded, but only displayed up to the tag? Or is the particular "page" the only thing pulled down by the reader?

    In other words, say i have several main pages, each broken up into 5-8 pagelets with the nextpage tag. Those pagelets themselves have 1-4 30KB images. Would this be a problem or cause unnecessary strain on the server?

  2. moshu
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Please, don't mix Pages (with capital P = see the Codex) and a so-called paged post... or Page :)

    Unfortunately, the name given to the static "thing" in WP = Pages - doesn't help to make it less confusing, but sometimes we can try.

    If 3-4 images are killing the server - it's time to look for a decent host.

  3. poieo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Yeah. Totally not what i asked. But thanks for simultaneously not answering anything AND nitpicking about semantics.

    I know 3-4 30KB images aren't going to kill the server. What i don't know... is contained within the first post.

  4. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 8 years ago #

    I think moshu (in that bearish way of his ;) ) in a way makes the point there'd be no server strain beyond what you normally deal with under the circumstances of displaying images separated on individual *pages*.

    The nextpage tag does provide true pagination in that any text, images etc. not on any particular *page* is not hidden away somewhere, like say a javascript dropdown component would be. WordPress collects and outputs only the *page* one is presently on.

    By the way, around here semantics is not a nitpicky topic, especially when it comes to *Pages*.

  5. poieo
    Posted 8 years ago #

    It makes for a particularly retarded stickingpoint. Semantics are always nitpicky when the solution largely involves someone using Find-->Replace in an editor. Have the main page function be called "articles", or the little pages "pagelets". There are several better ways than resorting to this asterisk and capital letter nonsense.

    Regardless, thank you.

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