[wp-hackers] Creating a news site on WordPress - some technical questions
jeff.tchang at gmail.com
Tue Dec 17 16:38:24 UTC 2013
It sounds like a reasonable approach and seems to work for you. Are you
running into any specific issues?
On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 8:22 AM, Aahan Krish <krish+wphackers at aahan.me>wrote:
> On Sat, Dec 14, 2013 at 3:20 PM, Aahan Krish <krish+wphackers at aahan.me
> > Hello,
> > I'm building a (pretty much) full scale news site with multiple editions,
> > e.g. US, UK, India, etc. on WordPress, and have a few questions on
> > I am doing things the right way. It'd be great if I can get some
> > advise/feedback from the experienced folks here.
> > Coming to the point, below are the details of the structure of the site,
> > and how I am fixing the hurdles along the way (on which I'd like some
> > feedback/advise).
> > - - -
> > *(1)* Each category (taxonomy) represents an Edition. To give you an
> > idea, they are as follows:
> > US (main)
> > UK (uk)
> > India (in)
> > International (intl)
> > NOTE: Permalink structure is
> > /%category%/%year%/%monthnum%/%day%/%postname%/, e.g.
> > example.com/main/2013/12/11/sample-post/.
> > PROBLEM #1: But as is the case with any news site, some posts need to be
> > shown across all Editions (for example, news on the death of Nelson
> > Mandela).
> > My Solution: I created another category - or Edition, so to speak -
> > 'International (intl)'. Then using [this function](
> > https://gist.github.com/anonymous/b216cc899ce94f2fb4f7), I have the
> > assigned to 'International (intl)' category included in all category
> > archives.
> > PROBLEM #2: Posts belonging to 'International (intl)' category should be
> > accessible with any category slug in their permalink.
> > For example, if the permalink of the post that belongs to 'International
> > (intl)' category is `example.com/intl/2013/12/11/sample-post/`<http://example.com/intl/2013/12/11/sample-post/>
> > and it's being displayed in the 'US (main)' category archive, I want the
> > post to be accessible via `example.com/main/2013/12/11/sample-post/`<http://example.com/main/2013/12/11/sample-post/>
> > .
> > To do that, I am using [this function](
> > https://gist.github.com/anonymous/2c13d98f1330c313550c).
> > *(2)* Now I have perfect Editions (category archives) for different
> > countries; and as I've already used the category taxonomy, I created a
> > custom taxonomy called 'Channels' for organizing posts into topics. To
> > you an idea, they are as follows:
> > Technology (tech) - example.com/channel/tech/
> > Science (science) - example.com/channel/science/
> > Business (business) - example.com/channel/business/
> > But since posts are primarily organized into *Editions*, I need archives
> > that list posts belonging to an Edition (category) AND Channel (custom
> > tax). Public query variables make this easy as I'd simply do something
> > example.com/?category_name=main&channel=tech
> > That'd be an archive for the 'Tech' Channel for the 'US' Edition. And to
> > prettify the links, I have a function with the necessary rewrite rules: <
> > https://gist.github.com/anonymous/22160578e145a67bc41a>
> > I do it similarly for tags as well.
> > - - -
> > That's it. Those are the heavy stuff. Am I doing things the right way, or
> > is that bad?
> > I didn't opt for WordPress Multisite, i.e. a sub-site for each Edition,
> > because it'd be hell a lot more difficult to have the same post across
> > multiple sites (Editions).
> > I'd very much like to know what you think. Please let me know if anything
> > is unclear. Thanks for your time!
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