Looking for a plane spot plugin/hack (6 posts)

  1. Arnoud
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I am looking for a plugin/hack for WordPress that can help me to track planes i've spotted.

    As I have been spotting aircraft for a long time now, I've never written down any I've seen, when/where/etc.
    So I thought of creating an offline DB/xls file to keep track of it.
    But then I realised, that with mobile internet access on my phone I could also write them down on the spot as I see them.
    Next thing I tought of was, why not do this online on my own website.

    Since I use WordPress on my site, I would love to have a plugin that can do this for me.
    I've had no luck so far finding one. Does one even exist? If not, who has the time/skills to help me out building this?

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    At a simple level, couldn't you just write a post about each plane you spot?

    If not, then you might want to discuss how you want to 'display' the information about those planes? As a post, as a category, as a tag?

  3. Arnoud
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I could write a post about each plane, but that would result in a lot of posts after a day of spotting. ;)

    What I also would like to be able to, is to track how many times I've seen an aircraft and on which dates.
    And of course reports per airline, plane type, location, etc.
    Perferably also an intergration witn NextGen Gallery for photo's of each aircraft (only one per aircraft).

    Don't think that a post is very usefull for that, a page where this information is displayed on would be better in my opinion.

    Hope it's a bit more clear, if not let me know and I'll see what I can clear up!

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Guess the best I can do here is point you to some plugins that are somewhat in the arena of your requirements:


  5. Arnoud
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'll check em out, thanks! :)

    What criterea did you use to find those plugins?

  6. mores
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I would use posts, assign a category to those posts and maybe even create a subcategory for each plane you spot. Then you can see by the number of posts how many times you've seen each plane.

    Then create a category-X.php file (X being the new plane-watching-category-ID) in your template directory and format the output to your liking.
    Remember to exclude posts from all the necessary categories from your home if you don't want them to show up in your regular blog.

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