Content Creation Discussion: Examples

In anticipation of the content creation discussion, and as a continuation of last week’s meeting, please post in the comments examples of types of content that you believe need clarification.

To reiterate: what we want to do is two-fold:

  1. Clarify what constitutes user content
  2. Identify what, if any, of such content is acceptable to be defined by the Theme

Please read @greenshady‘s post, where you will find the obvious things that are out-of-scope:

  • Custom post types.
  • Custom taxonomies.
  • Non-presentational post metadata.
  • Database tables.
  • Shortcodes.
  • Custom comment types.

Justin lists four types of other content:

  • Footer text
  • Portfolio projects
  • Profile widgetWidget A WordPress Widget is a small block that performs a specific function. You can add these widgets in sidebars also known as widget-ready areas on your web page. WordPress widgets were originally created to provide a simple and easy-to-use way of giving design and structure control of the WordPress theme to the user.
  • Front-page content sections

If you have more, please post your examples here, before discussing them in the meeting, in the hopes that the discussion in SlackSlack Slack is a Collaborative Group Chat Platform The WordPress community has its own Slack Channel at will be as orderly/organized as possible. Also, please try to be as descriptive as possible. A “custom text widget” doesn’t really help. What is the purpose of that custom text widget? What type of content is it intended to create/hold/present?