Pages and Posts

Discussion in 'Website Design' started by Dan Allen, Sep 29, 2015.

  1. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen Administrator Founder Not Banned Radio Button Problem - Leader

    Thanks to WordPress, Joomla, and Drupal, the first three huge powerhouses of website software for the common person, a few basic terms have become too complicated to understand. No one agrees on definitions for these important terms. These are my definitions.

    A Web Page

    A web page is what loads in a browser when you surf to a URL

    A Web Post

    A web post is a record added to a database for display on a website. A post can be displayed by it self on a page or it can be displayed with other posts. A website can have many different kinds of posts.

    Too much to explain now.

    1. I am typing a post into a website now. Here is a screen shot of what that looks like


    2. Here is a closer view of the table where threads are stored by this system. Threads are a kind of post.


    3. Replies to threads are another kind of post, stored in a different table in this system, which is called xf_post. Here is a shot of some data from the xf_post data.


      There is no reason that threads have to be in a different table than replies to threads. That is just the way XF did it.

    4. I created my blog for the purpose of getting a handle on what pages and posts are. Since I was unclear how websites worked, I used the term blurb for post. The way I add to my website is to create a blurb. Here is a screen shot of a blurb I am making on my website right now.


      Pushing the submit button on both posts to see what we have so far.
  2. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen Administrator Founder Not Banned Radio Button Problem - Leader

    Here is a shot at how the post came out on its own page on my blog. I know the styling is aweful. The same post appears on another website that needs to come out of mothballs, where the styling is a little better. The missing pictures at the top provided by the other site, which is offline. Good example of bad coupling.


    Here is a shot at the edit screen on my blog:



    That last field, dogPiece, tell the blog where to put this post. Tac, the default, means do not display publicly. To put it in the public sidebar, I will change it to something else, I don't remember now.
    The position field is used for ordering the entries.



    So now, the front page of the site has that entry at the top.

  3. Dan Allen

    Dan Allen Administrator Founder Not Banned Radio Button Problem - Leader

    yes, I took those pictures in Vermont. All except the one of me driving a Forumla 1 car. That isn't really me.

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