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  • Resolved Leanne


    I set up this plugin a few years ago and we used the Post Nominal field. We’ve got new staff members to add and that field is no longer there.

    Is there a way to get this back? My client really wants to use that to show that on their staff member page.

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  • Plugin Author Brett Shumaker


    Hello Leanne –
    I’m pretty sure I’ve never included a Post Nominal field in the plugin. Are you sure you hadn’t customized it at some point to add a new field?

    Do you have a url where I can view the existing staff list with the post nominal letters for the staff?


    It would have been probably in late 2014 when I first installed the plugin.

    I’m using this in single-staff-member.php
    global $post;
    $custom = get_post_custom();
    $name = get_the_title();
    $name_slug = basename(get_permalink());
    $title = $custom[“_staff_member_title”][0];
    $postnominal = $custom[“_staff_member_postnominal”][0];
    $email = $custom[“_staff_member_email”][0];
    $phone = $custom[“_staff_member_phone”][0];
    $fax = $custom[“_staff_member_fax”][0];
    $bio = $custom[“_staff_member_bio”][0];
    $prof = $custom[“_staff_member_prof”][0];
    $fb_url = $custom[“_staff_member_fb”][0];
    $tw_url = ‘’ . $custom[“_staff_member_tw”][0];
    $li_url = $custom[“_staff_member_li”][0];

    It’s being used here:
    In the grey box, the BA, B.Ed next to his name.

    Plugin Author Brett Shumaker


    Ok, yeah it looks like at some point someone had made a custom metabox for a postnominal field on the Staff Member post type. I don’t have any specific code examples on how to add a custom metabox, but you’d use add_meta_box. But if you add one to the Staff Member post type, and save your input with something like update_post_meta( '_staff_member_postnominal', $value ); inside the ‘save_post’ hook, it should work again.

    Does that help?

    I’ll try that out! Thanks for the help Brett. I’m wishing I took better notes when I set this up years ago.

    Plugin Author Brett Shumaker



    I just had a little bit of time so I made a little custom plugin that adds that post nominal field and makes it available for you to use on the single staff member page.

    I’ve tested this and it should work just fine. It will not, however, make your custom field available for output in the [simple-staff-list] shortcode output.

    THANK YOU!! That worked beautifully.

    Plugin Author Brett Shumaker


    Glad I could help! 👍

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