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Further help above and beyond (5 posts)

  1. rolyatnitram
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    I have your plugin installed and have been using it. Great stuff!

    Now I have a custom post type I am looking for a bit of advice on a couple of things that come up.

    I know these are a bit above and beyond in the tech support domain.

    1: I have a custom field which is an image file name. I need the name and the path to the image as I have to send the image url to another site. But it would be easier if I used your new image fields to make displaying and adding new images easier. But I still nee to access the image file and and path in a script. How do I get the image filename and path from the image ID in PHP?

    2: Can you recommend any other plugins that make manipulation of the custom post types created easier in terms of creating user views, configurable lists and management views?

    Thanks Martin

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-content-type-manager/

  2. rolyatnitram
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    OK, I see some answers to #1 in the documentation. Applying output filters should get me what I want. I will try that.

    I would still like some help with #2.

    Thanks Martin

  3. fireproofsocks
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Creating "user views, configurable lists and management views" -- I think by that you mean the manager HTML stuff. I'm working on that for 0.9.5 -- I should have a dev-release of that by the end of the week.

    There's still a lot of related work with enabling customized meta boxes and customized columns for the list-views, but that feature probably won't be done until 0.9.6. I am also rewriting the media uploader window so updating/uploading images should be easier in 0.9.5, but one of the strengths of the way that the CCTM implements this is that it ties into the native WP structure for storing images. That means it *does* play nicely with other plugins, whereas some other CMS plugins simply upload the image and store the path -- that approach is probably much easier to code, but it fails miserably when it comes to searching, image meta data, and raw scalability.

    For what it's worth, it's REALLY hard to get WP plugins to play nicely together -- some of that is just the limits of using an event-based architecture on a system with virtually no debugging information and no logging (!!!), but the custom post-types especially are difficult because WP offers no normalized way of storing the definitions and custom fields (this is in start contrast to say a system like MODx, which offers a much more flexible and mature architecture for this).

  4. rolyatnitram
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi,

    Do you have any suggestions on how to get additional columns to show up in the admin post list view? In particular columns that include custom fields in custom post types? But also just some additional standard fields?

    Thanks Martin

  5. fireproofsocks
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    It's a current feature request, probably will be included in 0.9.6:
    http://code.google.com/p/wordpress-custom-content-type-manager/issues/detail?id=53

    I linked to some examples in the ticket there. Getting custom columns is difficult though, which is why I needed to incorporate the Summarize Posts plugin (in 0.9.5, coming out soon) before I could take that issue on.

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