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post-type index pages 'user templates'? (1 post)

  1. Anointed
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    Posted 4 years ago #

    I saw the ticket and changes in 3.1 where custom post-type index pages are now enabled.

    http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/13818

    Question:

    I wanted to give the users the ability to switch their custom post-type index template between one with sidebars left, right, both, and one without. (I may also make huge template changes for each choice as well *small thumbs, medium thumbs, etc)

    Normally this would be easy, as the user would create a new page and assign a template to the page.

    However, using this script, when a user creates a page for the post-type indexes, it is going to go and use the archive-post_type-custom.php index page, no matter what template they choose.

    So far I can’t even come up with a concept in my head of how to tackle this issue of giving them the ability to switch between custom post-type index templates.

    Any ideas?

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