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Any chance this will make it into the core? (3 posts)

  1. Anointed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I'm about finished with a new theme that I plan to release to the public. The theme relies pretty heavily upon this plugin to relate multiple custom post-types together.

    While it is obviously possible to release a theme and tell the users that they must install this plugin first in order to use the theme, it would be nice if there were a better way of doing this.

    As a wp developer, have you heard any talk about this functionality making it into the core so that I don't have to force people into installing a plugin to use the theme?

    Until then, is there an easy way to include this plugin within my theme and have it auto activated for the user?
    --more of a theme plugin than a true plugin...

    side note:
    We talked months ago about the possibility of editing one related post-type within another post-type admin write panel. (the problem of relating an actor to a movie if the actor does not yet exist without having to leave the movie admin screen) Has there been any traction on this concept?

  2. scribu
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    As a wp developer, have you heard any talk about this functionality making it into the core so that I don't have to force people into installing a plugin to use the theme?

    There has been some discussion on trac, but nothing in the foreseeable future: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/14513

    Until then, is there an easy way to include this plugin within my theme and have it auto activated for the user?

    Well, I'm working on something called Plugin Dependencies, which I'm thinking of extending so that themes can specify which plugins they depend upon.

    Alas, this would involve installing yet another plugin.

    We talked months ago about the possibility of editing one related post-type within another post-type admin write panel. Has there been any traction on this concept?

    I haven't received similar requests from anyone else.

  3. Anointed
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the info. I've got my fingers crossed that either this system or a similar system becomes part of the core. The more I really dig into wp, the more I find just how much I rely upon this plugin. It really opens up some serious possibilities for everyone.

    Your other plugin looks quite interesting and is something I will definitely read more about.

    I'm actually surprised that more people have not been asking about the addon I was talking about. I'm guessing they just haven't thought about how powerful it would be for clients to be able to edit/add one post type within another one when they are connected together. It just seems like such a logical progression to me. Maybe as more themes start to use relational post types, then the need will become more apparent.

    Once again, thanks for all the hard work. Wp 3.1 looks quite interesting, and I can't wait to see what happens with 3.2.

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