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How to make custom content or post templates available in other users dashboards (6 posts)

  1. leebranch
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I am developing a multi-user network site on WordPress 3.0 using a whole bunch of plugins.

    I've found a number of plugin-based ways of creating custom content and custom taxonomies, and in my own dashboard I can now create a new "event" for example (in addition to a new post or a new page).

    I want my users to be able to log into their own dashboard, and be able to create an "event" too, with custom fields and taxonomies defined by me (like a template?) but when I test this the custom content types I have created in my administrator dashboard are not available to other users (multi user).

    I'm not a developer, but I reckon there's a problem with WHERE I'm creating this custom content. Could anyone give me some help please?

    The end outcome I'm trying to achieve is for advertisers to:

    - Sign up for their own subdomain on my site
    - Create or complete "About Us" style pages to replicate the static page-based content on their own websites
    - Add custom content that I have defined, with custom fields and custom taxonomies for each (also set up by me), that I will then pull together on the index pages of the main site including "/events", "/jobs", "/directory listings" or "/news" for example

    So what I'm aiming at (I think) is for:

    1. Custom content options created by me to be viewable/createable from all my users' dashboards
    2. When they select a custom content they then complete a template for each which includes the custom fields and taxonomies that I have defined for that particular content type

    I think that I could also possibly (?) achieve the same result using Post templates rather than custom content, if you know of a better fix in this way and can give me any pointers please shout!

    Sorry this is a bit long, I'm not a developer so just trying to give you a full idea of the situation in case I'm trying to fix the wrong problem!

    Thanks,
    Lee

  2. I'm not a developer, but I reckon there's a problem with WHERE I'm creating this custom content.

    Not necessarily. ;)

    People are still working on the best to achieve custom posts network wide.

  3. leebranch
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So can anyone advise on achieving the aims above by using post templates with pre-defined taxonomies and custom fields and forcing them out to other users?

    Or any other help?!

    Thanks in advance =)

  4. AlexLakes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    leebranch, It sounds like we have similar goals technically. Would you mind sharing the names of some of the plugins your using? I'm on the fence of whether I need go to Drupal for this type of project.

    So far I'm using CMS Press to create content types. It's the best I've found so far. And prettyboymp (the creator) seems to know his stuff. It's the only I've found that even allows you to use .html extensions, which IMO, should be a basic feature of all custom content plugins. So CMS Press gets the nod from me.

  5. It's the only I've found that even allows you to use .html extensions, which IMO, should be a basic feature of all custom content plugins.

    You mean on the permalinks? So does WordPress.

  6. AlexLakes
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Well certainly WP permalinks lets you do this, but that only applies to the Post type. If you create a new custom content/post type with Custom Post Type UI, for instance, it doesn't give the option to use .html (unless they've added that feature since I've tried it). But CMS Press does, which is on of the reasons I like it. The only thing CMS Press is missing is the ability to use existing Tag and Categories taxonomies with new post types, but it's on the roadmap says prettyboymp.

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