[wp-hackers] Enhance WP to use page categories

Chris chris.hearn01 at ntlworld.com
Thu Jan 25 00:44:29 GMT 2007

Yes, this sounds like a very interesting technique - be interested in 
you tutorial !

Mike Purvis wrote:
> 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:
> http://googlemapsbook.com/chapter6/onResize/map_functions.js.source#l6-10
> 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.
> Mike
> 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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