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  • Hi all,

    I’m sure questions similar to mine may have been answered before but I’ve searched and cannot find any that are helping me.

    What I want to do is assign 5 fields to each of my individual wordpress posts.

    Field 1 = “a thumbnail image”
    Field 2 = “a price in British pounds and pence”
    Field 3 = “a description (which could be the excerpt”
    Field 4 = “a title (which could be the post title)”

    Each of the above fields would be unique to each post. The above could potentially be accomplished with custom fields?

    I also want to add a Field 5 = “category name” which would be shared by multiple posts (could possibly be the standard wordpress categories?).

    I then want to create a new wordpress page, and add in some code to call in all posts that share a certain specified Field 5 = “category name” and list the posts, displaying fields 1,2,3 and 4. Field 4 would need to be a clickable link to the post in question.

    Hopefully that makes sense. Any ideas anyone? Or am I overcomplicating things? I have a bit of coding and programming knowledge but am clueless with PHP.

    Any advice gratefully received.

    Cheers! 🙂

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  • For starters look at the Custom Field Template plugin. That will help you get a data entry form set up on your posts page. After you have some data you can work on displaying it on the new page. Yes, you can do asyou want with display posts based on field 5 category name

    See this:

    Wow – thanks very much for this reply, it’s really helpful and much appreciated. This sounds like exactly what I am trying to acheive. Now all I have to do is construct my PHP code correctly, we’ll see how that turns out – I may be back for more advice :p

    Thanks again for your help – it’s much appreciated

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