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Creating admin-only internal reference archive (6 posts)

  1. karl19
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hello - I'm not sure if the above is the best title, but I've been struggling to find information about this, so perhaps I'm phrasing it wrongly.

    In short, I'd like to set up an internal archive, which only admins can access in the backend. I imagine having a custom post type, which allows me to upload text, images and documents in the admin, so that I can reference these posts later.

    Why do I want to do this? We do a lot of web design and sometimes designs get rejected, but we think the design is still really good. So we'd like to build up an online archive in the backend, where we can upload a screengrab, source files (PSD, AI) and write a short blurb about the design.

    Ideally there would be an overview page where all designs are listed, with a thumbnail and excerpt, possibly with the ability to filter on tags.

    Oh, and all uploaded files would need to be accessible only to admins and not viewable to frontend visitors.

    The closest to something like this that I've found (which isn't really that close), is Mark Jaquith's WP Help plugin, that uses custom posts to create an admin user guide.

    Not really expecting there to be a plugin for this, but would be really interested in hearing if someone else has done something similar and/or if anyone knows any resources where to get started?

    Thanks.

  2. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

  3. karl19
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Thanks for the reply keesiemeijer!

    Yep, using a role management plugin would take care of one issue, limiting acess to a particular custom post type.

    It's primarily the other aspects I'm struggling to find more information about though - how to have a custom setup where all custom posts are listed with their thumbnail and an excerpt in the admin itself, not in the frontend. That way I can get a visual display of what's added. In that sense it's not too far removed from the WP Help plugin, showing an index of pages and ability to view each page. Plus, ability to edit pages as well, of course.

    I guess my best bet is probably to look at the WP Help plugin code and see if I can modify it to our needs.

  4. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I guess my best bet is probably to look at the WP Help plugin code and see if I can modify it to our needs.

    Or you can try adding your own pages to the wp-admin.
    https://codex.wordpress.org/Administration_Menus

  5. keesiemeijer
    moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Or create your own plugin for this. Here is an example: http://pastebin.com/danD659b

  6. karl19
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    @keesiemeijer, sorry for the late reply.

    Many thanks for your input on this, much appreciated! I've not had a chance to do anything more than look at your example code, but that, together with the WP-Help plugin should hopefully be enough to get me started on putting together something to suit our needs.

    Appreciate the help! All the best.

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