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

Shai Gluskin shai at content2zero.com
Fri Aug 7 05:53:18 UTC 2009

Thanks Cameron,

Aha, so they changed "story" but not "page."

As developers, because we think of URLs and not "web pages," I think there
is no problem for us. The problem comes with clients and needing to
distinguish between a content-type page and a web page. There is so much
communication with clients, the easier we can make it, the better.


On Fri, Aug 7, 2009 at 1:47 AM, Cameron Eagans <cweagans at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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' page.
> -----
> Cameron Eagans
> Owner, Black Storms Studios, LLC
> http://www.blackstormsstudios.com
> 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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