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[resolved] Consequences of Creating Parent CPT (6 posts)

  1. ZekeB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    After creating a CTP 'Movies' and dozens of posts, I want to create a new CPT 'Entertainment' as the parent/top level with other CPT's 'Television', 'Radio' and 'Movies' as child posts to the parent. What are the consequences of changing all of the existing CPT's by assigning them as children of the new CPT 'Entertainment'...? Alternatively, would it be any better/worse to change the CPT name then re-assign the existing CPTs...?

    Thanks in advance

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  2. Michael Beckwith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Out of the box and with this CPT UI plugin, the hierarchical aspect of Custom Post Types wouldn't really be possible. I know that http://wordpress.org/plugins/posts-to-posts/ very likely could help you there.

  3. ZekeB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks for the speedy response Michael, would it be possible (with CPTUI) if the changes I described were taxonomies for the 'subcategories' (movies, television) and a top level CPT 'entertainment'...? Right now, I only have one CPT for this, movies. Trying to look ahead for all of the other 'entertainment' sub categories...

  4. Michael Beckwith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Yeah, I'd agree that setting up a taxonomy for this stuff would be a lot better. One custom post type, as many taxonomies and terms in them for the rest.

  5. ZekeB
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Thanks again for quick response...so would you recommend creating a new CPT 'entertainment' and then converting somehow the existing CPT 'movies' to a taxonomy...? (I started with the one CPT 'movies'...)

  6. Michael Beckwith
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Creating the taxonomy + terms won't be a long task by any means. It'd take more time assigning them to the posts that you already have. Regardless, it sounds like you're on a good path and know what to do. It'll all be manual to create the terms for the movie types though.

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