[wp-hackers] Seeking some advice

Glenn Ansley glenn at glennansley.com
Wed Jan 21 16:24:11 GMT 2009

||so you should do the same in code rather than faking it with a category||

To piggyback on this - and to address the "can I trust my columnists
to only post to certain categories" issue behind the limiting authors
to cats suggestion - you could additionally filter all your other
loops (the non-column loops) to not include posts by your columnist

* Individual column loops only include posts by respective column authors
* Non-column loops exclude posts by all column authors

It just depends on whether you would rather restrict columnists from
accidentally posting to another loop via the backend or the frontend.

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:12 AM, Stephen Rider
<wp-hackers at striderweb.com> wrote:
> On Jan 20, 2009, at 1:55 PM, Ozh wrote:
>> Ola peeps
>> I'm about to migrate a site from an old dusty homemade perl solution to
>> WP.
>> This site has:
>> - "columns": (selected) users have a column of their own where they
>> can write about anything they'd like, and people can comment. Kind of
>> like a sideblog for registered users.
>> This last feature has got me perplex: what you guys think about the
>> best way to implement this in WP?
> People are suggesting limiting authors to a certain category and such -- but
> couldn't you instead put a custom loop in your theme that only pulls posts
> by author X, Y or Z?  Then those authors could give their posts categories
> if they wanted.
> You're limiting by author, so you should do the same in code rather than
> faking it with a category.
> (I'm no Loop expert... just my two bits....)
> Stephen
> --
> Stephen Rider
> <http://striderweb.com/>
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