[consulting] "Page" Content-type Needs Renaming for Usability Reasons... Suggestions?

Cameron Eagans cweagans at gmail.com
Fri Aug 7 05:47:37 UTC 2009

Dunno about everyone else, but I use the page content type for 'static'
pages (such as blackstormsstudios.com/portfolio) and create other content
types to be used in views and other listings.

AFAIK, in D7, default content types are 'Page' and 'Article' (descriptions
follow -- copy pasted from my local D7 install)

 ArticleUse *articles* for time-specific content like news, press releases
or blog posts.PageUse *pages* for your static content, such as an 'About us'

Cameron Eagans
Owner, Black Storms Studios, LLC

On Thu, Aug 6, 2009 at 11:34 PM, Shai Gluskin <shai at content2zero.com> wrote:

> For a change of topic...
> I've been giving some focus on training and usability lately, writing up a
> lot of stuff... and I just realized that I want to change the name of the
> stock "Page" content-type.
> Because of the very common expression "Web page" clients can get confused
> by the "Page" content-type.
> I actually think the term "web page" is very useful in communicating with
> clients. To me that expression "web page" = unique URL. But as a
> content-type, multiple "Pages" can be listed on one "Web page" using Views,
> built in taxonomy views, etc.  And, of course, other content-types show up
> on "web pages" --- so it's a semantic mess.
> I do like Drupal's out-of-the-box suggested distinction of a "Page" being a
> listing of more permanent, non time-bound info, whereas a story is more
> newsy and gets old (hence the default settings of having the byline and pub
> date turned on in a story and off for a "Page").
> So the question is, *what to rename the "Page" content-type?*
> This is my list so far... I don't like any of them:
>    1. Article
>    2. Generic Content
>    3. Static Content
>    4. Informative Content
>    5. Information
> What do you guys use? Do you just keep "Page." Have you noticed that "Page"
> is confusing for clients?
> p.s. I haven't been following D7 progress closely... does anyone know if
> anyone else has pointed out this problem and suggested a different name for
> "Page"?
> Best,
> Shai
> Owner, Content2zero Web Development <http://content2zero.com>
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