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  • Are multiple templates gonna happen in WP in the next version? Or at least provide native support for 3 default templates?: 1- index 2 – category/monthly archive view 3 – individual archive view.
    I don’t understand the thinking behind feeding everything into the index.php. (Not criticism, I’m just curious.)

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  • You can use .htaccess to have different ‘templates’ for your achives and so on.
    Do you not find it simple that you don’t need to create lots of ‘templates’?

    i use 9 templates. if you’re using the clean url option, change the ‘index.php’ portion of the rewrite rule to the name of the template that you created.

    I just think having a straight-forward way to edit and update different templates is almost a necessity. You would most likely need a different way to present information for past posts or individual posts.
    Plus, it would be a great way for other bloggers to adopt WP more easily and thus increase its popularity.
    I tried doing a project with WP but I realised I was spending too much time with hacks and plug-ings to make it work like MT, something that a lot of people are trying to do even if they never used it before. And I think this is because it’s just how you present information on the web.

    Using multiple templates is not as tough as it sounds. As I kept losing track of my explanation here, I’ve posted it to my blog along with some other stuff:
    Now, all I have to do is sort out how to get a “monthly” page.

    Yes, I agree… multiple templates are a must. Is version 1.3 going to support multiple templates… ie a visual way like MT to link to external template files. Hacking usint .htaccess is nasty…
    anyone know?

    I wrote up a tutorial about how I handle multiple templates without having to use .htaccess rules on my page. Hopefully it will help some people out…

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