Custom post types suggestions, and advice, for a web publication site please (4 posts)

  1. kaleblv
    Posted 3 years ago #


    I´m working on the development of a web publication where there´s the need for multiple content types:

    1. Calendar (that will be handled with a plug in)
    2. Articles secction
    3. News secction
    4. Directory (maybe I use a plug in for this one)
    5. Product reviews secction

    My doubt is how to tackle all this kinds of content, what would be the best aproach regarding custom post types:

    1. Setup custom post types and custom taxonomies without plugins
    2. Or use plugins like podsframework.org or wp-types.com
    3. Or maybe a combination of both (using the plugins only for the directory and product reviews secction).

    I´m not that Php savvy and any guidance or pointers I can get will be greatly appreciated.

  2. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I'm here if you have any Pods questions, but I'm not sure most of this will be super easy without knowing PHP. If you want a custom site, it's going to take some code.

    If you're only registering the post types / taxonomies and don't need the extra features, do it without plugins. If you need the rest, consider Pods 2.0 http://dev.podsframework.org/tag/pods2/ as it does that for you, among other things. It uses transients and caching, so the fact that Pods does the registering of the post types / taxonomies, is really of no performance difference than if you were to do it yourself without a plugin. Pods gives you a pretty easy to use interface to manage things, so it could be a valuable tool for your project's needs.

  3. kaleblv
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the answer!

    I´m gonna take a dive in the Pods Framework thanks for the time and effort to put it together it looks great

  4. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great, no problem!

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