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Help getting started in the right direction. (3 posts)

  1. jwack
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Howdy,

    I am starting a new personal site and need a boost in the right direction. Here is what I'm looking to do, its not very complicated but I am not sure what approach is best.

    For the most part I want to use posts and pages as is, but I want to have another area where I can add, lets say, "cats". Each cat will have a page, excerpt, title, description, external link, main image, and possibly multiple other images. I will want the main cat page (cat listing page) to pull in the page link, excerpt, title, external link, and main image for every cat.

    I was playing with the new custom post types and added the necessary code in funtions.php to create the post type "cats" and add it in the admin area.

    I guess I would still need to use custom fields to hold the extra images and external link data?

    Is there a better way to achieve what I'm looking to do?
    Seems like the custom type isn't all that necessary but it is nice having a separate section in the admin for it.

    I am open to ideas and suggestions.

  2. gimperdaniel
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Creating a custom post_type for cats is a good idea.
    If you're going to have repetitive cats info... you can create custom taxonomies.

    you can also create custom metaboxes with custom fields in them.

    I usually create custom metaboxes in functions.php because none of the plugins out there really cover all my needs, but you can use one great plugin to create custom post_types and custom taxonomies really quick. and they give you full access to the post_type options. It will save you a lot of time.

    The name of the plugin is Custom Post Type UI

  3. jwack
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Sounds like I am heading in the right direction. I will check out this plugin.

    Thanks for the reply :-)

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