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Welcome to Codidact Meta!

Codidact Meta is the meta-discussion site for the Codidact community network and the Codidact software. Whether you have bug reports or feature requests, support questions or rule discussions that touch the whole network – this is the site for you.

Posts are now all under a single umbrella

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Ever since we introduced articles to Codidact, posts have been referred to with their post type. The URL to get to a question or answer would be /questions/12345, and to get to an article would be /articles/12345.

As of today, that's no longer the case. All posts now live under /posts and use the exact same files and forms for writing, editing, and displaying.

As far as most folks are concerned, you won't see any real change on the sites. Everything looks and functions the same, and the old URLs will continue to work. The real benefits of this change are in the code — this has allowed us to remove several thousand unnecessary or duplicated lines of code and standardize all of our post types. In the long run, this makes maintenance much easier.

This change also opens the door to more post types. We've stayed mostly away from creating new post types, because having each type have to have its own code made creating and maintaining them a nightmare. Now that's changed, we can add new post types as needed. So, if your community could use a type of post that doesn't have votes, or comments, or answers, tags, licenses — or any combination of those... let us know!

If you spy anything that doesn't work as it should, let us know — either drop an answer here or a new bug report in any community's Meta category (or on meta.codidact, of course).

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Nice. It looks like this also resolves my old suggestion that URLs in category feed should match URLs on category front page. Canina‭ about 1 month ago

What does this mean for the old discussion about Wiki posts? DonielF‭ about 1 month ago

@DonielF we're actually working on a community-editable post type right now, now that it's easier. Monica Cellio‭ about 1 month ago

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