[wp-hackers] Custom Role and Custom Post Types

Jeremy Clarke jer at simianuprising.com
Fri Feb 18 21:06:21 UTC 2011

On Fri, Feb 18, 2011 at 10:01 AM, Michael Van Winkle <mike at mikevanwinkle.com
> wrote:

> 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.

Excellent point. You might also take advantage of taxonomies to sort users,
which would only work with a CPT.

If letting them create seriously rich-media portfolios is an important part
of the utility of the site then the core user profiles might not be enough.
I still think it's worth considering profiles for their simplicity though.
You could always offer a 'Portfolio URL' contact option, and letting them go
wild with embedded images might not be desirable in the first place if you
want the various profiles to have a similar look.

Jeremy Clarke
Code and Design • globalvoicesonline.org

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