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“News” vs. “Blog”

  • Avatar of Markb1439
    markb1439
    Member

    @markb1439

    Hey, did anyone ever do a poll on the topic of changing the “News” page to “Blog”? My opinion is that “News” makes a LOT more sense. Most people will understand that “News” means the latest info from the site, but IMHO people will definitely be confused if they see separate pages called “Blog” and “Blogs”. I think it should be changed back to “News”.

    But maybe I’m wrong…can everyone chime in here with their opinion on this?

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  • Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
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    @apeatling

    You can change it to whatever you want, there are instructions on a few threads around here.

    Avatar of Geordee
    Geordee
    Participant

    @geordee

    I guess Mark’s post is what the menu item should read out-of-the-box. I agree with Mark, since Blog and Blogs confuse people. It’s about usability – especially for non-techie users.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    I would eventually like to see more ability incorporated into the BuddyPress navigation bar, but until then I agree. While “News” does tend to set an expectation that the main site blog is only about site related news and updates, it isn’t necessarily a “blog” as the word means to most people either.

    And I’ve found that the instructions to change the link text really haven’t worked for me either. I’ll see about that in RC1 tho.

    Avatar of John James Jacoby
    John James Jacoby
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    @johnjamesjacoby

    After diving a little deeper into the theme, I was able to figure it out, and it’s quite straight forward actually. Basically in RC1 you can just edit the nav directly in the theme header.php to have the text be whatever you’d like. Easy!

    Avatar of Andy Peatling
    Andy Peatling
    Keymaster

    @apeatling

    It’s very simple to edit, if I change it back to ‘News’ the other 50% of people will not be happy.

    Avatar of Markb1439
    markb1439
    Member

    @markb1439

    >> Basically in RC1 you can just edit the nav directly in the theme

    >> header.php to have the text be whatever you’d like. Easy!

    Perfect! I was also operating under the impression that the methods listed to change this were not easy or didn’t work. So problem solved. :-)

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