[wp-hackers] the_content hack?
andre at pixelplexus.co.za
Sun Mar 1 21:22:46 GMT 2009
I've built something for my own purposes that called aDirectoryManager
that does something similar to what you describe. Basically a customised
data capturing form, and ability for admin to difine variables to be
populated with e.g. RTE, drop downs, checkboxes etc. depending on type
of date, and design a export 'post-template' vor each 'directory' using
a normal WordPress post and the default editor and placing placeholders
like %description% in the body of the post which get replaced with the
entered data (started on this thing before shortcodes) though a 'export'
process. So you capture discrete structured data but you end up with
that as well as 'baked' posts. Some of the reasons I did it this way
included things like some data types automatically bcome tags as well as
apearing in the body of the posts, automatically assign category based
on the directory, force specific parameters for resizing and placing
images in final posts etc. Basically to be able to build extensive
directories using WordPress and users/datacaturers with limited or no
blogging or computer literacy and understanding for the subtleties of
formatting, lay-out etc. with just a few simple recipy style instructions.
This approach has both pros and cons, the plugin is still rather rough
around the edges, and development is very slow and sporadic, but it is
working well for me on a couple of sites.
I don't know how soon I'll get round to polishing it but you're more
than welcome to give it a spin if you like, let me know.
Bryan Harley wrote:
> So you know how whatever you enter in the post body is rendered by the
> template tag "the_content", right?
> How can I create multiple post bodies each with their own custom
> template tag? Is there a plugin for this?
> I know I could probably do this with custom fields, but I want
> something "beefier" than custom fields... with a bigger textarea that
> has a RTE. Thoughts?
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