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[resolved] No Custom Post Archives Settings Created (6 posts)

  1. flo1
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I activated the plugin and there is no Custom Post Archives Settings in the dashboard. At the top of the Plugins page, the following message displays: "The plugin generated 318 characters of unexpected output during activation. If you notice “headers already sent” messages, problems with syndication feeds or other issues, try deactivating or removing this plugin." There are no other problems like "headers already sent" messages, though.
    I deactivated all other plugins and still no Custom Post Archive settings in the dashboard.

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-post-archives/

  2. Jacob Dunn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's a bit odd. Do you happen to know what version of PHP your server is running? I have a string in the plug-in that uses Heredoc syntax, but that has been supported since PHP 4. Other than that, I don't know what else could have caused the issue. If you could send a screenshot of the error to requests.custompostarchives@gmail.com, it may help me pin down the issue.

  3. postrules
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I want to allow all site members to post to two different areas, show the chronological list of those two post areas ("tips" and "diaries"), and have a main story chronological list, only allowed members to post there {very few}, but all members are allowed to comment on all three post types {for a specified period}.

    Can this plugin handle this?
    here is a picture of what I want to do:
    http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/6176/weatherz.jpg

    And, ignore this if "no" is the answer above, are there recommendations for themes that work well with this plugin.

  4. Jacob Dunn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    For the situation you're outlining, this plugin can only provide a piece - and only if the "story" post types are custom, and not just a category. For the other two columns, it would probably work best to write custom loops.

    So, to accomplish this while using this plugin:

    • Activate the archive for the "story" post type
    • Create a copy of your "archive.php" file, titled "archive-story.php" in your templates directory
    • Add the two custom loops you're displaying to the side
  5. postrules
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    For the situation you're outlining, this plugin can only provide a piece - and only if the "story" post types are custom, and not just a category. For the other two columns, it would probably work best to write custom loops.

    So, to accomplish this while using this plugin:

    * Activate the archive for the "story" post type
    * Create a copy of your "archive.php" file, titled "archive-story.php" in your templates directory
    * Add the two custom loops you're displaying to the side

    Thank you very much, this is by far the most encouraging comment I have received.

    I understand the concepts you write about, using filters to display only the subset of posts on a particular category, and I think you are agreeing that this plugin will allow the separation and restriction of 'posts' to specific people. My technical abilities are however nearing the edge of this complexity, not yet crossing it.

    I hope to get more advice from people such as yourself as I move forward screwing up code.

  6. Jacob Dunn
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Feel like I need to clarify again - this plugin will create an archive page for a custom post type, but doesn't take any part in user restrictions. For that type of functionality, you'll need to use something like the Role Scoper plugin.

    Best of luck though - and yes, the best way to learn is to screw up. And often ;-)

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