Support » Plugin: Advanced Post Manager » developers or admins? please clarify

  • Resolved arsm


    It says the plugin is for developers, but looking at the screenshots it appears to be for Admins as well, i.e. columns/filters can be added to any of the backend’s edit-screens.
    Can you please clarify? Can I add a filter, say, to order posts under a particular taxonomy or with a particular tag?

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  • Plugin Contributor Barry


    Hi — great question!

    The idea is indeed that admin-level users can use the tools and filters that APM provides.

    However, we say it is for developers because, running ‘out of the box’, it won’t do anything by itself. For example, if you have a custom post type called “Books” that you use to organize a record of books, then installing APM won’t automatically result in filters appearing in relation to that post type.

    Instead, you or a developer would need to write an integration layer (some ‘glue code’) that helps APM to understand your post type and tells it which filters to expose to your admin-level users. Typically, this is the sort of work a developer would do.

    Some plugins (including one of our own — Events Calendar PRO) ship with such ‘glue code’ already in place. In general, though, it needs to be created per plugin/per post type.

    Does that make more sense? Do let me know if I can clarify anything else about this 🙂

    Thread Starter arsm


    Thank you for clarifying it. I was hoping that it didn’t need to write code (its beyond my skills). Pity, because I’m searching for a plugin to filter anything of my choice, whereas I can only find plugins that filters either one or another (e.g. taxonomies, or tags, or categories, etc.). I’m also using another plugin for columns, and APM sounded like a good substitute for all of them. Too bad. 🙂

    Plugin Contributor Barry


    That’s unfortunate … APM is a pretty powerful tool but it does need to be ‘wired up’ and we realize that’s not for everyone.

    Good luck with the search 🙂

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