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multiple content areas

  1. johnny5r
    Member

    Am I seriously the only one looking for multiple content area functionality that's easy for the end client to alter. I think that should've been the first advancement for wp 2.9. Especially with the growing demand for word press to function like a cms.

    All I can find are hacks where the insertion of an h4 tag in the html editor creates another column. What if the editable areas need to be in separate areas of the layout? What if the end client doesn't understand html code? Imagine that!

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  2. syncbox
    Member

    This can easily be done with a plugin.... for example, Custom Field Template let's you add to the Write/Edit screen for both posts and pages. You define the fields and input types. Use c2c's get_custom() plugin to write the data to your pages.

    The combination makes multi-column content dead easy AND makes the management of content easier by improving on those tiny little value fields of the default custom field interface.

    I don't know how an H4 tag would make a column, but it would depend upon what properties were applied to it... I suppose.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  3. markgt
    Member

    Another 2 plugin options are More Fields and Magic Fields.

    You define the content areas in the admin, and all the client sees is the areas they need to fill in, eg: "Product Name", or "Product Code", or "Description for this product"

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  4. johnny5r
    Member

    This is what I was trying to explain:

    |div id="quickShop"|
    |div id="dvd"|
    Editable Area 1
    |/div|
    |div id="series"|
    Editable Area 2
    |/div|
    |div id="book"|
    Editable Area 3
    |/div|
    |div class="kicker"||/div|
    |/div|

    I found a fix for this at: http://perishablepress.com/press/2008/09/01/multiple-loops-and-multiple-columns-with-wordpress/

    I tried using magic fields but it was not as easy as I was led to believe and I don't think it was accomplishing what I was asking for. And the tutorial on how to use it wasn't very constructive.

    I still think that the WordPress framework should have a more advanced support for using it as a CMS for websites.

    Posted: 9 years ago #
  5. Adam
    Member

    @johnny5r

    You're not the only one who would like this functionality. I am still searching for a plugin. Maybe WordPress will one day support this feature. Multiple Content Fields has my vote!

    Posted: 8 years ago #
  6. Jen
    Inactive

    You can accomplish this using categories and a savvy theme. Also, custom post types will be implemented in version 3.0.

    Posted: 8 years ago #

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