[wp-hackers] Use a special Single.php type page for CPT from plugin...

Ryan Frankel ryan.frankel at gmail.com
Mon Dec 5 18:56:48 UTC 2011

OK, please disregard the question about the single page.  I can just filter the content for this custom post type as that is a much better solution.  If anyone wants to chime in on the taxonomy/usefulness issue though I am all umm eyeballs.


On Dec 5, 2011, at 1:37 PM, Ryan Frankel wrote:

> All,
>   If I create a custom post type in a plugin and want to have the single.php type page be defined by the plugin how do I do that?
>   Context:  One of the things I find annoying is keeping up with the support of my plugins.  I always find myself asking the same questions to users over and over and also have a hard time keeping track of things.  I know there are lots (and lots) of bug tracking systems but ideally I wouldn't want to send my users to yet another site to get support and would like to do it directly from my site.  
> So….I am creating a plugin that is a bug tracker specifically designed for plugin authors.  It will include taxonomies that help ask all of the normal questions that I usually have to ask for plugin support.  Anyways, I have a CPT for this and would like when a user clicks on a link I need to display custom information on the single post page.  My question is how I do this from a plugin.  It is simple for a theme but for a plugin it is different.  Is the bet way to go about it just to use a content filter?  
> Here is a link just for a little visual of what I am talking about: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/31511249/cpt-table.png
> The plugin allows the user to choose the taxonomies that are shown on the front-end so that isn't all of them.  
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> If you have made it this far maybe I could also get some feedback on the taxonomies I am using.  Here is a list of the common ones that I think will be useful but if anyone has any ideas on others or thinks the ones I have chosen are stupid please let me know.
> Taxonomies about the bug
> Plugin Name
> Plugin Version
> New Install or Upgrade
> WordPress Version
> A link to the site running the plugin and showing the bug
> Operating System
> Browser
> Taxonomies about the fix
> Milestone
> Status
> Priority
> Assigned To
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> If you think this is a terrible idea or someone has a better idea of how to handle this I'm open to suggestions.  
> best,
> ryan

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