[wp-hackers] Implementing Post Sub-Types

Peter Westwood peter.westwood at ftwr.co.uk
Sun Nov 1 14:52:36 UTC 2009

On 1 Nov 2009, at 12:48, Ryan McCue wrote:

> I have a theme/plugin in development that is going to implement
> different types of posts. These will still be posts, as such, but will
> be styled and created specially.
> In order to maximize the compatibility with existing posts (and if the
> user ever changes the theme in future), I want to keep these as posts,
> rather than using custom post types, but I want to be able to assign a
> special "sub-type" to be able to handle these differently.
> So, hackers, what do you think the best implementation for this is?
> I've worked with using categories before and hiding them in the
> interface (frankly, pain in the ass). I'm thinking the best solution  
> for
> this will be post meta.

Either post meta as you suggest or a custom taxonomy would be the best  
solutions IMHO.
Peter Westwood
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