[wp-hackers] wp-hackers Digest, Vol 91, Issue 29

Anca Mosoiu anca at anca.tv
Wed Aug 15 15:21:31 UTC 2012

Hi Diana and Dwain,

Dwain's suggestion is how I've been doing it - speakers (or "people") are a custom
post type, as are events (and other things).

The posts2posts plugin is great for connecting them but you do need to know a
bit of PHP to pull this off.

I'm using WPAlchemy (http://www.farinspace.com/wpalchemy-metabox/)
to create custom metaboxes on the editor screen for people and events,
which simplifies the process of editing the custom fields.

Feel free to send me a personal message if you want to learn more.

Here's an example of people and events in use:

(This is an online bookstore where, if you click on the author's name, you
go to see what books they've written, and can then purchase them, as
well as the events they've spoken at)

Feel free to contact me off-list if you have any additional questions.



> Message: 2
> Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:33:06 +0200
> From: Dwain Maralack <dwain.maralack at gmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] "Dealing with people" taxonomies, users or
> 	links?!
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> Hi Diana
> Ideally you'd want to link the two data types in some way.
> The way I see it is that speakers will not need to add content to the
> website or administrate it. Therefore creating a custom post type for the
> speakers will be a better option as you'll be able to add ass much
> information and fields to the speaker custom post type as you like.
> Then use the http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/posts-to-posts/ plugin to
> link the two CPT's.
> Some more information can be found here:
> http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3705882/linking-custom-post-types-in-wordpress
> Regards
> Dwain
> On Tue, Aug 14, 2012 at 9:50 PM, Diana K. C <dianakac at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have set custom content for manage events, conferecens, files etc
>> eveything working fine and neat, now I'm struggling with this:
>> Events (post types) that need set speakers, while these speakears are
>> quite the same on regular basis. There is need for a mini curriculum with
>> picture and text, linked in site link etc
>> Not really sure what can be done, so I'm considering this:
>>  a.. Set data as WP users, though I can't figure out how to link them to
>> a post (I suppose creating a metabox for retrieve users and keep them as a
>> metadata, but maybe this is wrong?)
>>  b.. "Taxonomies Extra Fields" (
>> http://en.bainternet.info/2012/wordpress-taxonomies-extra-fields-the-easy-way)
>> never tried this but seems suitable.
>>  c.. Maybe a misused approach but set a Link Category and keep people
>> there :) (not sure how could link the data to a post though)
>> I would like to know how you are handling this data type in WP.
>> Thanks!
>> dianakcury.com
>> about.me/dianakc

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