The idea of adding a post tagline has been something I have been playing around with for some time. It seemed to be a great extension of the standard post fields … with any number of uses. One could simply use it to expand upon the post title, or maybe add a relevant URL link to a complimentary article. I’m sure there are more ideas but those two were the ones that took root and provided the raison d’etre for the latest theme feature: Opus Primus Taglines.
Although this begs the question: is this really a theme feature; or, would this be better served as a (theme-specific) plugin?
I am currently in the theme feature camp on this, but I have not ruled out the possibility of moving it into the (theme enhancements) plugin camp. Hooking the output consistently across all themes is what is keeping this from being a general use plugin; but, to hook into Opus Primus (or a Child-Theme of the same) is easy. I made sure of it. There are a great many hooks at strategic places throughout the code, and consequently in the general layout, for innovative ideas just like this to be easily implemented.
Interestingly enough, there was a recent article written along these same lines. Although not specifically written about a particular plugin, the ideas being discussed definitely provided food for thought on this addition of this feature to the the Opus Primus WordPress theme. You can read “Ask the Experts: Should Themes Include Plugin-Style Functionality?” and add your thoughts there … or add your thoughts here on this specific idea.
All constructive comments are greatly appreciated and more than welcome.