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[Pods] Use existing database (3 posts)

  1. boblebad
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Hi

    This looks like a great plugin :) i'm just trying to find out how to use it, and use it on a database with data.

    I have a database with a magazine, i register articles, authors, category and a few other things. I have a table for the authors, one for the category/article type, one to collect it all, but i think i need one for the title, but not sure, be course there more articles with the same title.

    I have relations to authors and category, and a third one i don't know if i need, but maby i'll need a new one.

    I if understand it right, i need to use post type for my pods ?

    I then just create pods for each table ?

    I'm not sure about the deleting of wp_pods and renaming the old table ?

    I have heard, that the plugin "WP All Import" should be helpful ?

    In practical, i have a copy of the database from this site http://jesarbov.dk/kosmos/ and need to implement it on my own site, and i need to have my site display the data like that site too.

    All the best
    Carsten

  2. Josh Pollock
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Carsten-

    Sorry this question seems to have slipped through the cracks. I apologize. I recommend seeking support via http://pods.io/forums/ as I am always on top of that.

    All Import does work well with importing databases to Pods. We also have an import function you can write your own script for.

    A Pod is a content type. It can be any of the standard WordPress content types, a custom post type, or an advanced content type, which gets its own table outside of the standard WordPress post table. Advanced content types are only recommended for very specific situations and in general, we recommend against using them. Before choosing a advanced content type, please read the information on this page about using them and their downsides.

    The easiest thing to do, and easiest to work with would be to create a custom post type for articles and a taxonomy for categorizing the articles. You may want to create a custom post type for authors, or use the built in users table, which you can easily add fields to or create relationships to with Pods.

    Please let me know if you have any specific questions about getting any of this to work for you, please let me know.

    Take care,
    Josh

  3. boblebad
    Member
    Posted 6 months ago #

    Hi Josh

    Thanks for your reply :)

    And i'm sorry for my late reply, i didn't get any notification on your update of this thread.

    I'll go to the forums then :)

    Now i'm in the middle of another project that came up, so i'll have a look at Pods again next week, and then i'll probaply have more questions :)

    All the best
    Carsten

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