[wp-hackers] Custom Role and Custom Post Types

Michael Van Winkle mike at mikevanwinkle.com
Fri Feb 18 15:01:14 UTC 2011

The other main reason to use post_types though would be the media. For
instance if your "users" are artists and need to upload samples of
their work, there's no way to do this in the user interface.


On Thu, Feb 17, 2011 at 5:54 PM, Jeremy Clarke <jer at simianuprising.com> wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 13, 2011 at 1:53 PM, Joaquin Rodriguez Montero <
> yojoaquin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Why don't you give them "read" only cap which will allow them to modify
>> their profile and nothing else and then build a custom profile page?
> Seriously, have you considered the above approach? Sounds like you are
> building yourself a house of cards for no reason. You should get them to
> fill out their bio and use their public profile screens instead of the
> custom post type. Why isn't this acceptable?
> The only real issue is that there's no TinyMCE in the About Me section of
> the user profile screen. Maybe that's a dealbreaker but if you used the
> other fields intelligently you could make up for it by showing their
> avatars/URLs/twitter accounts etc. automatically on their profiles, removing
> the need for links/images inside the biographical content. Adding new fields
> to the profile screen is pretty easy, especially if the data could fall
> under 'contact methods', which you can add to basically for free (
> http://is.gd/GIRQT4)
> As a bonus this method would promote a consistent style for all profiles
> (which you can design not each individual user) and help people get all the
> most important information onto their profiles without messing around with
> the content of a post for hours.
> You'd also want to change the permalink path for authors, but like modifying
> the profile form it's trivial compared to the other ideas in this thread.
> --
> Jeremy Clarke • jeremyclarke.org
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