Custom Post Type UI
[resolved] Can Custom Post Type wrap a link around a title? (1 post)

  1. timwayne
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I recently created this WordPress site for Protect Students and
    Taxpayers: http://www.protectstudentsandtaxpayers.org/

    I used the Custom Post Type to build a list of news articles in favor of looking at the issue. I then popped it into the sidebar and I have a nice list! YAY!

    I have a question on how the plugin works and if it is possible to do
    something I am trying to do.

    Each Custom Post Type of type "newslink" has:

    - a source (the name of the newspaper)
    - date (the date the editorial originally ran)
    - title
    - link
    - excerpt

    The Custom Post Type supports:

    - title
    - editor
    - excerpt
    - trackbacks
    - custom-fields
    - comments
    - revisions
    - thumbnail
    - author
    - page-attributes

    So, some, but not quite all of what I need. But what I need I think I
    can get in the custom fields. Maybe. I dunno. But on to my question:

    I would like to be able to auto-generate a page formatted thus:

    (sorted by date, most recent first)

    And a sidebar auto-generated thus:

    (sorted by date, most recent first)

    I don't know how to get the link part into the Custom Post Type. Also, I am not sure how to configure it so that it would spit out what I am describing. Would it require a whole lot of clever PHP or is it endemic in the plugin settings and I am just missing how to do it? I'd be happy to keep fiddling with it until it works, as long as I know there's actually a solution somewhere.

    I hope this is an interesting question.


    Tim Wayne


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