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[Plugin: CPT-onomies]Customising the back end - wish list (7 posts)

  1. nprior
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi Rachel

    Can I add something else to the wish-list?

    It would be great if the columns you add automatically to the custom post type list screen for the CPT-onomy objects could be sortable and "filterable".

    I've created Works and Recordings, each Work has many Recordings. When I manage the Recordings I see a column telling me which Work(s) are associated with each recording. I would like to be able to filter and sort on the Works column.

  2. Rachel Carden
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    This is on my wish list too =)

    I may bug you a little when I start working on it to get some feedback and suggestions/ideas.

  3. Rachel Carden
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey!

    Just wanted to let you know I just finished adding "sorting" and "filtering" to admin edit posts screen =)

    I hope to push out the update later this week. woot!

  4. nprior
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Brilliant - look forward to giving it a spin!

  5. Rachel Carden
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hey! I just released 1.0.3. and, when you get a chance, would love your feedback on the sorting and filtering.

  6. nprior
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I've just tried out sorting, filtering and bulk edit - looks great! It makes working on a catalog so much less frustrating. I like the way the more/less links on the quick edit select boxes work too. For a new recording I have over 100 Works to select from so being able to expand the list is a good thing.

    Good work!

    If you wanted a further challenge ...

    How about some functionality that presents only relevant taxonomy names?

    I have a hierarchy of say Works - Movements - Recordings. All are custom post types, Works and Movements are CPT-onomies.

    When I create a new Recording, I assign one (or more) Works from the list, then I may optionally assign one or more Movements. At the moment all the Movements are displayed. It would be good to see only those Movements that have previously been attached to the current Work.

    I could see this sort of thing being valuable any time you have a strict one-to-many hierarchy and you want to enforce a degree of data integrity. It would mean you could lock down your taxonomies and protect the data structure from your users!!

    I could see it working like this:
    Create a new recording. The Works list is fully populated so go and select one. As soon as you have selected one, the Movements list is populated by the Movements that are assigned to the Work. Select one and you're done.

    Obviously it wouldn't work if there wasn't a strict one-to-many hierarchy between taxonomies. It wouldn't work for Films - Actors for example. It could work for Books - Chapters - Illustrations, or Author - Books - Editions.

  7. Rachel Carden
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hmm... interesting. I'll see what I can do.

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