Support » Plugin: Custom Post Type UI » Nested Post Types (how to make hierarchies?)

  • Resolved marsolav

    (@marsolav)


    Hi,

    I’ve started using the plugin lately to create a new post type, which is called “Book”. However, I realized I wanted to separate the Chapters within this kind of post. I’ve noticed the “Hierarchy” option in Book, which I assumed would allow me to make Books within Books. That would be sufficient for my needs in this case. Otherwise, I might create a new Post Type called “Chapters”, but I would be at a loss in linking them into the Books as children elements.

    How would I normally go about doing this using your plugin?

    Thank you!

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  • Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    The BenchPresser

    Not really a use-case that CPTUI covers, since we only cover providing a UI for register_post_type() and register_taxonomy() arguments.

    That said, the hierarchy option is generally right for what you’re thinking. However, that would be more appropriate for say “Harry Potter” for a parent and “The Order of the Phoenix” and the others as child posts in that hierarchy. “Chapters” would probably be more fitting for a different post type, long term.

    Even though it’s been generally abandoned, from the looks of things, something like https://wordpress.org/plugins/posts-to-posts/ or similar would be a good fit. I don’t know of any current, maintained ones offhand without doing some searching, but hopefully this at least gives a general idea.

    Thread Starter marsolav

    (@marsolav)

    I just realized I could achieve what I wanted by Enabling the “Page Attributes” for my custom post-type (combined with the Hierarchy option), which then allows me to create nested posts, that is, to attribute parents to my posts.

    Thanks anyway šŸ˜‰

    Plugin Author Michael Beckwith

    (@tw2113)

    The BenchPresser

    Definitely part of the steps needed to make use of the parent/child relationship functionality. Sounds like you’re in a good spot all in all at this point.

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