[wp-hackers] Adding meta data to categories

dan.f dan at eliresearch.com
Sat Jan 24 22:45:56 GMT 2009

Thank you. thats perfect.  That saves me from the core functionality.  Now I
just need to see if anyone has built a gui for categories and this plugin
and Im there!!  If not, I will do that - but I have to believe its already
been done.  I will look around abit.

aesqe wrote:
> how about c2c's "custom fields for anything" plugin?
> http://coffee2code.com/wp-plugins/custom-fields-for-anything/
> i haven't tried it myself, but it looks like it's exactly what you need 
> to get started.
> it also means you'll have to write your own plugin which would make use 
> of cffa's functions, but that shouldn't be a big problem.
> On 24.1.2009 2:02, dan.f wrote:
>> I too have been trying to solve this issue.  Brian - I've
>> installed/uninstalled your plugin 3 times thinking it would be the
>> solution,
>> but I still dont know if it is :(  From what I can gather, you can create
>> new terms, but can't associate them with categories, just
>> posts/pages/links.
>> What I would like is a table similar to wp_postmeta, but wp_categorymeta,
>> with 4 columns:
>> id, catid, key, value
>> Then have an interface on the categories page to add multiple meta
>> key/values to each category, and some functions to retrieve these values
>> as
>> an array for use in the theme.
>> The headspace2 plugin by urbangiraffe is close on this regard, but they
>> just
>> have a single input box and its just values defined for each category
>> that
>> get used for meta keyword tag, not key/value settings.
>> But, that plugin does modify the 'edit category' page to create the
>> interface, so that appears to be possibly to hook into.
>> Brian, can custax do this?  If there is nothing out there like this, then
>> I
>> will probably end up doing.  Doesn't seem too complicated...
>> Mike Schinkel-5 wrote:
>>> "Brian Krausz"<brian at nerdlife.net>  wrote:
>>>> my plugin abstracts that API into a GUI,
>>>> may help with what you're
>>>> trying to do.
>>>> http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-taxonomies/
>>> This looks really interesting and may be exactly what I need for several
>>> different potential use cases but after installing it it is not clear
>>> how
>>> someone would actually apply it's functionality.  It seems to compete
>>> with
>>> tags and categories, but I don't see how they relate.
>>> Do you have a blog post anywhere explaining how you've used it?
>>> -Mike Schinkel
>>> http://mikeschinkel.com/
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