I spent about 15 minutes writing a small PHP function for one of my sites, and then another hour writing it up. What for? Well, let’s back up. If you are running online events where people might come from anywhere, there can always be challenges for getting the right time to people. For our NMC […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by bitzcelt Elwood: It’s 106 miles to get this sidebar coded, we’ve got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it’s dark and we’re wearing sunglasses. Jake: Hit it. I have no idea why I opened this way except for Jim Groom Inspiration. But to jive my […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Duncan Kinney Oh what a tangled blog I weave mangle. I thought it would take a few posts and days to document the work I started in April to use the then beta features of WordPress 3 to develop the NMC’s MIDEA web site. And just trying to write […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by QualityFrog In a previous long winding post, Dressing up and Displaying WordPress 3 Custom Post Content (a), I tried to document the first part of my WordPress 3 site I manipulated the new Custom Content types. It seems it takes longer to explain that to build, and in the […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by Thomas Hawk Yikes, where did the time go? I’ve let slide the next piece in my now fractured series on using the custom post types added in WordPress 3.0. As a recap, what I am sharing is what I learned back in April (using the beta version of WP3) […]
In the previous posts in this series of using the new WordPress 3 Custom Post Types (I keep calling them custom content types, same thing), I overviewed the plans for the MIDEA web site, we set up the places to create the new content types, and diverged into some set up magic using child themes.
That was the easy stuff. Now I get into the parts I had to more or less invent on my own (well, with some good leg ups from others)- how to add all of the form field elements to my new content types so I could add extra information to them. This are fields for say, my Organization content types, to have a field to enter their web site address, latitude/longitude for doing some mapping, etc.
Now I did this all in custom code, and as hopefully I stated earlier, I have no expectation that this is the way it will be dobe going forward. I foresee a raft of new plugins coming in that will take away this manual code layer, and maybe, when WordPress 3.7 or 4.1 comes out, it might be built in. I have no idea. I did this to show the WP platform can do this.
cc licensed flickr photo shared by gianÎ©merz I’m regretting not getting started my series on WordPress 3.0 and custom content types; a big chunk remains to be explained, but that has to wait till after a few days of vacation. But there was something Jim Groom mentioned that I was going to tackle later, but […]
cc licensed flickr photo shared by TakenByTina My previous post just outlined the kinds of things I put into a new site created with a beta version of WordPress 3 (I started with the first beta and honestly, it had more polish than most finished products) – I actually did not tell you much. Now […]
I’ve been happily tinkering with the beta version of WordPress 3, down in the bowels of the code, mixing unmarked vials of PHP over open flames, etc for a brand new NMC site. The main thing I have been working on are exploiting the feature to create my own types of content with their own […]