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  • Resolved junkes

    (@junkes)


    I have two pods, CDs and Artists.

    When I’m adding a new CD, I add an artist in a relationship field with Artists’ pod. Now, I have two questions:

    1: Is it possible to do it in a way that the CD attached to that Artist appears automatically in the Artists’ pod so I don’t have to go to the Artist pod and add de CD manually there too?

    2: Is there a way to display other CDs by the same artist in one specific CD page? I tried using [pods name=”cd” template=”other cds” where=”artist_name.meta_value = ‘string with the actual name of the artist'”] but I can’t manage to make it work with relationship values, only text values. I tried using = {@artist_name} or = {@post_id}, but it didn’t work either.

    Is there a better easy way to do these?

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  • Plugin Author Jory Hogeveen

    (@keraweb)

    Hi @junkes

    1. I think you mean a bi-directional relationship

    2. If you have a bi-directional field on the artists Pod you can use that field to fetch and show other albums (excluding the current one).

    Have you checked out the “Grow Beyond Posts & Pages” Introduction to the Pods Framework video? We highly recommend it to give you a better understanding of how Pods Works, How Custom Posts Types & Fields work in WordPress and the easiest way to display your content.https://youtu.be/Df9uvxp0160

    Cheers, Jory

    Thread Starter junkes

    (@junkes)

    Yes, that was it. It’s weird because I was doing exactly that. What I saw in the video that may help other people is that after creating the bi-directional relationship in one field you go back to the other one to give it an update as well; I don’t know, but I think that was the charm.

    Anyway, thanks for the reply and for the video. They really help.

    Plugin Author Jory Hogeveen

    (@keraweb)

    What I saw in the video that may help other people is that after creating the bi-directional relationship in one field you go back to the other one to give it an update as well

    Re-saving the same think isn’t required, but it is important that both fields are “linked”. This should be done automatically when saving a bi-directional field.

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    Cheers, Jory

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