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[resolved] Custom column with custom date in admin area (2 posts)

  1. chachalady
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    Hello,
    I was reading several tutorials on how to add custom column (event date) to a custom post type admin list. I did manage to create (even sortable) columns BUT I always had the same problem: after I add that code to my functions.php file something went wrong - every time I want to publish or edit any post, after I click the Publish button it shows a blank page.
    Post was published but before that it shows a blank page. When I remove the code from functions.php it was ok again.

    So I must be doing something wrong - I am not a very experienced coder.
    This is the situation:

    - I created a custom post type,
    let's call it " myevents ". This is the register code:

    `register_post_type( 'myevents', array(
    'labels' => array(
    'name' => 'My events',
    'singular_name' => 'My event',
    ),
    'description' => 'Events',
    'public' => true,
    'menu_position' => 20,
    'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'custom-fields', 'thumbnail',

    'excerpt' ),
    'taxonomies' => array( 'category', 'post_tag' )
    ));`

    With plugin Advanced Custom Fields I created a field "event-date".

    Field is working ok - I can display all my future events, begining from today date, on the page (query is working ok) I created a special template for.
    I only have problem with ADMIN area and custom column.

    My events are simple - title, description, featured image and a simple event-date field (I do not need start-end time, just a simple event date).
    In admin area, when I want to look at the list of events I need a column with event date (not date when post is published..).
    So I can see events sorted from new to older ones.

    Did I miss something while resgister custom popst type?
    Is there a way to define custom columns while registering custom post type?

    Following tutorials I managed to have that column but always with an eror I mentioned before- a blank page after publishing post.
    All tutorials I found could be maybe outdated - not sure if that code is ok with new wordpress version.

    Maybe it is something related with the way Advanced custom fields plugin is creating those custom fields - so that is why I am looking for your help.

    Thanks.

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/

  2. chachalady
    Member
    Posted 10 months ago #

    UPDATE:
    blank screen could be because I did not see the empty line between
    ?> and next <?php in functions.php code.
    Now blank page is no longer an issue.

    I have a new column with event-date now and it seems to be sortable but it doesn't sort correctly.
    And date output is not looking good - so I will post this as a new topic and mark this one as resolved.

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