Question about extending Custom Post Type (5 posts)

  1. acforster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I do mainly development / FE but have just started working with WordPress and was hoping to confirm what I understand about custom post types.

    I'm developing an ebook related site for a client and thought it might be a good time to build the site for WordPress, but I'm having some difficulty with creating posts with the features I need.

    Essentially I'd like my client to create a post with

    • an image for the 'featured' section of the front page (the latest post would be rendered here)
    • an image for the 'previous editions' section of the front page (the 4 other most recent posts would be rendered in this section)
    • a different image for the single / more info page related to that ebook.

    I also need to upload and associate 1-4 ebook formats with each post.

    Do I need to make a separate post for the featured, previous, single pages for each product and then manually upload the ebook files and add them as custom fields?

    Is there a straightforward way to simply create a custom post type with 3 featured images which I can specify within the theme as well as 1-4 ebooks which I can link to within the theme?

    I apologize if I'm missing anything or if this is the wrong section, but any help is greatly appreciated. I am leaning towards just writing the code manually, but I was admittedly looking forward to letting wordpress save me some login/comments/posting development time.

  2. vtxyzzy
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The Pods CMS Framework plugin will let you create custom database tables and gives you the tools to retrieve and display the entries.

  3. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    As of Pods 2.0, you can create custom post types with Pods and more. I bet it will fit your needs very nicely.

  4. acforster
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great, thanks, I'll check out Pods.

  5. Scott Kingsley Clark
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No problem at all, just reply if you have any questions or need any help.

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