Page type and area name insanity6 users found helpful
From the 115 themes I tested, there are:
- 102 different page types (and that is just the .php page types)
- 422 area and global area names
(see attached lists)
Some of the variation comes from existing conventions not being followed or enforced.
Much of the variation comes from developers continually re-inventing the wheel.
Its way too late to standardise this mess for 5.6, but with 5.7 being a 'breaking' update and requiring code work for any addon or theme, maybe now is also the time to bring both of these ridiculous levels of variation down to a more manageable number.
So, to open the discussion:
How can the 5.7 core enforce greater standardisation on area names and page type names?
There are always going to be areas and page types that don't coincide with each other, but a convention for all basic page types and areas within should be met in regards to a "basic setup"!
Rockettheme is a real joke about renaming crap. Gantry 5 is now particles and atoms!
Standardization is always the way to go.