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custom editors for post templates (6 posts)

  1. bcamp
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm in the process of setting up WP as a CMS/Blog for a client. The client has specific needs in that they have different types of posts they want to publish. Each type would have a different style (Recipes, Events, News, Featured Client etc). In a perfect world, the client would be able to log in, choose the "type" of post they want to make and the editor would change to give them the fields they need for only that type post. I've gone over custom fields and various custom field plugins with them and they're all "too complex" they want the fields preset on the page for them. Does anyone know of a plugin out there for this? Even if it's commercial? I could go down the path of trying to create one, but my PHP is rusty and I don't think I have the time or the skill to do this efficiently...

  2. Why not use custom category templates?

  3. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

  5. Vincent Mimoun-Prat
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi,

    As suggested by MichaelH, Post Templates might indeed be what you are looking for. You can try out the latest free version on the WordPress repository (http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/post-template/).

    The latest commercial version allows you to save custom fields along with the templates, so this should be what you are after.

    Your customer will have to:
    - Get to the template page
    - Select the template of his choice
    - Click the "New Post" button
    - Edit the created post to enter additional content in the body/title

    You would have to:
    - Define which custom fields to use.
    - Use those custom fields in your template
    - Setup some templates for each style (Recipes, Events, News, Featured Client etc), defining some typical content formatting, some custom fields that have to be defined, the template file for the pages, ...

    Vincent
    (Post Templates author)

  6. jonnyauk
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I know this is somewhat a dead topic - but for those of you that come across it you really aught to be considering custom post types in the core functionality of WordPress 3.0

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