The "Promoted to front page" checkbox is primarily only useful if people are using the river-of-news style front page display. As soon as the default front page is overridden, this label makes no sense, and the label either needs to change, or the checkbox should be removed.
There are a few proposed solutions for this problem. The one with the most consensus (and work done) at this point is solution #1.
1. Change the wording from "Promoted to Front Page" to "Promoted"
There is a patch at #27 to change all occurrences of the wording.
2. Make the wording configurable per site (possibly also by content type). Likely by making it a configurable field. Or, by changing the title and hiding it when there's no title (field label)
3. Promoted to front page button should only exist if the administrator installs Drupal with the standard (not minimal) install.
- Fix the patch from #27
- Determine if there is consensus for pursing another solution
- Create a follow-up issue for other solutions
Original report by jenlampton
I would love to see the name of this flag changed. Most Drupal sites out there do not use the default front page, and it would be easier to reuse this flag for another purpose if the label were not so specific.
|FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] Unable to apply patch node-promoted-987242-74.patch. Unable to apply patch. See the log in the details link for more information.|
|FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 57,948 pass(es), 2 fail(s), and 0 exception(s).|
|FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 58,082 pass(es), 3 fail(s), and 0 exception(s).|
|FAILED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 58,400 pass(es), 4 fail(s), and 1 exception(s).|
|PASSED: [[SimpleTest]]: [MySQL] 58,225 pass(es).|