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[Plugin: Custom Taxonomies] specific question as to the functionality of this plugin (9 posts)

  1. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    so here is my story: I am using tdo-mini-forms http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/tdo-mini-forms plugin to let visitors submit events. they supply a post title, a post content and tags. But that is not enough. All submitted psots go into a category called events and are reviewed before being published.

    BUT for events I need more info like:
    Type of event, i.e. Music, Theater, Opera, etc.
    also needed is: the entrance fee
    the date, start time/end time
    type of music if applicable: live, rock, po

    and I thought the easiest way would be to use the new taxonomy plugins.

    I have foudn a couple of them which might be used for this but can't settle for one and the most important question would be:

    How can I include some php into the submission form, that lets a user input these tags/taxonomy values?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-field-taxonomies/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-taxonomies/
    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/gd-taxonomies-tools/

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-taxonomies/

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    TDO MiniForms says it has this feature, 'Add Custom Fields to your Forms.', so why not use that?

  3. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    currently reading up on that.
    would need to know, how these custom fields are stored and how I can get them to display on the front end after the submitted post is published.

    I first thought it relates to the wordpress custom fields...

    still reading though, and tagging/taxonomies seemed an easy solution...

  4. the_dead_one
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Eh, what?

    The Custom Fields used in TDO Mini Forms *are* WordPress Custom Fields. Form input is stored in the Custom Field and you can pull out that input using the normal WordPress Custom Field API.

    Go to the Form Creator and drag and drop the Custom Field widget onto your Form and have a look at the options.

    I haven't gotten around to updating the tag widget yet, but it will happen as soon as I have the time free to do it.

  5. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    :-) great of you to contribute to my post :-)

    just figured that out myself. now have to figure out how to make a custom field as a date/time select box, is somethign like that planned already?

    is it possible to filter on the front end by custom fields?

    the final solution is supposed to allow visitors to browse for events, and filter by date/venue/etc

    am I o nthe right track with this plugin for my needs? don't wanna run down dead ends if this is not the right plugin for my problem...

  6. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not sure how TDO Mini Forms handles dates, but assuming there isn't a specific date type validation you will want to store your dates something like 2009-10-29 or 20091029.

  7. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    there is no validation involved. all submission are moderated. I guess 2009-10-29 is as good a format as any if there will be no specific custom fields developed for dates in tdo-mini-forms

    besides, has anyone done somethign similar with td-mini-forms?

    soon I'll be finished implementing this plugin and the next step wil be to figure out a way/template/plugin to display these events and offer a nice search/fitlering function.
    also need an intuitive way for it, display it as a calendar, etc...

  8. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    sory, was talking rubbish. for filtering I need a real custom field for dates actually :-(

  9. Ovidiu
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think I found the perfect companion plugin for my purposes: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-field-taxonomies/

    allows filtering and sorting by custom fields :-)

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