[development] Front page module - The way it should be.[tm]

Earl Miles merlin at logrus.com
Tue Jan 31 01:43:13 UTC 2006

Trae McCombs wrote:
> Hey peeps,
> Since Gerhard was thinking the module isn't maintained, I thought I'd 
> stick a comment here on the list.
> Currently, when you install the front page module, you have to go and 
> change:
> admin > settings > "node" to "front_page" if you want your stuff to show 
> up.
> To us "dorky end users", this is quite confusing.  I would suggest that 
> there is something inside the: admin > settings > front_page area that 
> says:
> [x] Enable this option site wide.
> Help text: *** Warning, if you enable this, when people visit: 
> your_drupal_site.com they will see what you have put here on this front 
> page form.  To change this action back, simply disable this option.
> --- This would then actually go set node to be front_page --
> ...
> What do you guys(gals) think?

Easy to do, the option is just set via variable. You can even be smart on the 
form and look at the variable, and put up text saying "front_page isn't 
currently set as your default front page" like web browsers do, and not show the 
checkbox at all (or even a nice happy "front_page is set as your front page!") 

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