[wp-hackers] Let's discuss custom post types and taxonomies.

Jimmy Roy jimmy.roy at gmail.com
Wed Aug 4 08:12:36 UTC 2010

hi Kris,
good idea to talk about this topic, i'm working on custom post type and
custom taxonomies for a personal project and yes if u don't know anything
about php it can take time to undestand all.
you talk about decent tutorials, do u've some links ?


2010/8/4 Kris Young <KrisY at tbs.uk.com>

> I've finished working on this as part of a project, and I would like to
> give my feedback for others to discuss.
> I saw this brand new module as potentially ground-breaking - a feature
> that would turn general opinion on WordPress away from 'blogging
> platform' to 'full-blown CMS'. It gives you scope to do virtually
> anything with this software, from a mini-portfolio to a major corporate
> website (I know, I've done both). You aren't limited with the
> opportunities within this either, whether your portal concerns real
> estate, shopping, music or television. Perhaps with a little SSL
> integration and a strong server configuration, you can create your own
> Amazon.
> However, this defining invention in the WordPress package isn't good
> enough. Firstly, it's buried deep in the code where only one of two
> types of people can freely access it. If you're not an advanced PHP
> developer, then you need to be equally as good at copy-pasting from the
> few decent tutorials around on this subject or being adept at searching
> for plugins. If you're one of those that needs to learn by doing, these
> last two options aren't really worth trying. In addition, the
> information the Codex gave... didn't seem to even work.
> I imagined this whole process to be a lot like Brad Williams' plugin -
> an option tucked away in the Settings panel that creates new top-level
> nav items for each post type / taxonomy. Free cataloguing of these
> items, but with the additional intuitiveness (that nobody has done yet)
> added by widgets that easily display the results on any page or sidebar
> you want. Would it be unreasonable to ask for something like this as an
> addition to the next gold release of WP?
> The problem was explaining how to use this feature to idiots like
> myself. This was not easy to use at all, and it should be. What are
> everyone elses' opinions?
> Kris
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