[wp-hackers] Extending Custom Post Types
CaptainN at unFocus.com
Mon Jul 12 23:02:58 UTC 2010
I'm looking for some pointers on extending the dataset that goes along
with a custom post type. I'd like to be able to store data like a list
of amenities for a business listing, map coordinates, granular address
information, etc., and then query and sort on that data, in non-static
query pages (sort on the "zip" column, or return only "business" post
types with swimming pool amenities, for example).
Is there a way to do that using the built in Custom Post types alone
(some of this could be done with tag like taxonomy, but other bits, like
location or address data might not be suitable), or should I add a
custom MySQL table to retrieve, sort and group query results on extended
data? If I use a custom table, anyone have an example to get me in quicker?
Pointers on adding the actual form fields to the edit/new custom post
type pages in the admin would be helpful too (I'm pretty much starting
from start here).
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