[wp-hackers] Enhance WP to use page categories

Mike Purvis mike at uwmike.com
Wed Jan 24 19:05:34 GMT 2007

I would implement this in terms of the hierarchy.

You could a have a base page with a slug like "/private/" so that
pages like "/private/secrets" would be inaccessible. You'd just have
to have a plugin that ran at boot time and dumped you to the login
screen if you didn't have authorization to view the given stem.

As for the question about static pages, it's fully possible to wrap
your theme around *any* content you like, even dynamic stuff, or
something you wouldn't want to enter through the editor. For example,
we have source code views that look like this:


If you strip off the ".source" portion, it displays a plain JavaScript
file sitting on the server. But ".source" funnels it into a Wordpress
plugin page that shows the arbitrary content---in this case,
prettily-rendered source code.

If there's general interest in how to do this, I'd be happy to publish
a tutorial.


On 1/21/07, Chris <chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com> wrote:
> Hello,
> Wordpress has expanded from a straight blog app. to include the very
> useful static pages etc. This seems to me (a newbie to Wordpress, but
> experienced in PHP/MySQL etc) to allow the opportunity to create
> complete web-sites which have a consistent theme throughout, many static
> pages, and _part_ of the site includes blog/news and comments etc. This
> would make Wordpress a really useful and more generic tool!
> However, it does not seem possible to categorize pages so that there is
> a "public view" accessible to all, and a "members" view, which might
> include the public view, but also show more restricted pages.
> In $wpdb the wp_posts.post_category is only used for posts at present
> (and in version 2.1???) - could it also be used for page categories?
> A solution might be to create categories for the static pages (e.g.
> public, members), and then give menus of pages based on status of
> logged-in/not logged in.(i.e. the page category)
> Has this already been done? Is there any change in 2.1 that would render
> this idea incompatible? (as I wish to implement it for a club website I
> am building)
> Thanks
> Chris
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