[wp-hackers] Extending Custom Post Types

Kevin Newman CaptainN at unFocus.com
Mon Jul 12 23:31:28 UTC 2010

  I'm still in the investigation phase, trying to figure out the best 
approach. I'm making a business listing plugin, and I'll need to be able 
to associate a bunch of data with it - like a bunch of booleans (pool, 
tenis courts, etc.), address info, membership info, etc. - all of it 
needs to be searchable and sortable (ORDER in SQL parlance) - searchable 
at least.

It'll be replacing an older asp.net application - interestingly, what we 
ended up doing there for searching, was dumping a copy of every 
attribute into a blob field, and using a fulltext index to pull out 
ranked searches. Pretty spiffy really.

If I come up with anything specific to ask I'll go ahead and do that.


Kevin N.

On 7/12/10 7:06 PM, Mike Schinkel wrote:
> Custom fields vs. custom tables whenever possible.  Give us some more specifics of what you are trying to do but are struggling with when using custom post types and we'll do our best to help out.

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