[wp-hackers] Custom Post - implementation specifics

Doug Stewart zamoose at gmail.com
Thu Dec 3 20:59:50 UTC 2009

My one HUGE request:

* Hierarchies for custom post types/taxonomies. (Slap me if I'm mixing
my metaphors and have the notion of custom post types all

As of right now, if you register a custom taxonomy and want automatic
buy-in from WP's administrative interface, you HAVE to make it a flat
taxonomy. Hierarchical ones simply fail to register and no amount of
prodding seems to work.

I'd like to have the ability to have a single "ancestor" post with an
arbitrary number of related child and grandchild and great-grandchild
(et cetera) posts each with the potential to be another unique type.

So, for instance, in a simplistic use case, if I were to create a
"magazine" using WordPress, I could create "issues", each of which
could have "articles".  In a bit more complex of a metaphor, I could
have a daily "newspaper" with "issues", each of which had a "section"
that then proceeded to have "articles".

Am I making sense here?


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