[wp-hackers] Issue with Custom Post Type Archive and custom search form
becky.absolute at gmail.com
Mon Apr 23 14:22:42 UTC 2012
I ended up figuring it out and thought I'd share in case anyone else is
having the same issue.
I was already hooking into the "single_template" and "archive_template"
filters to get WordPress to use my custom templates with my plugin for
the single page and archive pages. That was working just fine.
I am now also hooking into the "template_include" filter (which is run
after the other two) and checking if the page being displayed is for my
custom post type AND if my custom search is being done [by checking for
a hidden value I added to my custom search form]. If both are true, I'm
telling WordPress to use my custom post archive template. That worked. :)
The other queries are working just fine for everything else on the site.
> 2012/4/20 Becky Resler<becky.absolute at gmail.com>
> I'm creating a plugin that sets up a job board for a client's website. I
> set up a custom post type for the job openings and a custom taxonomy for
> job opening categories.
> When I set up the custom post type, I set it to have have an archive page.
> The code for my CPT is below.
> $labels = array(
> 'name' => _x('Job Openings', 'post
> type general name'),
> 'singular_name' => _x('Job Opening', 'post type
> singular name'),
> 'add_new' => _x('Add New', 'job_opening'),
> 'add_new_item' => __('Add New Job Opening'),
> 'edit_item' => __('Edit Job Opening'),
> 'new_item' => __('New Job Opening'),
> 'view_item' => __('View Job Opening'),
> 'search_items' => __('Search Job Openings'),
> 'not_found' => __('No job openings found'),
> 'not_found_in_trash' => __('No job openings found in
> 'parent_item_colon' => __('Parent Job Opening:'),
> 'menu_name' => __('Job Openings')
> $args = array(
> 'labels' => $labels,
> 'public' => true,
> 'publicly_queryable' => true,
> 'show_ui' => true,
> 'show_in_menu' => true,
> 'show_in_nav_menus' => true,
> 'query_var' => true,
> 'capability_type' => 'post',
> 'hierarchical' => false,
> 'menu_position' => 20,
> 'supports' => array('title', 'editor',
> 'has_archive' => 'job-board',
> 'can_export' => true,
> 'rewrite' => array('slug' =>
> 'job-board/%post_id%', 'with_front' => false)
> I have a custom template for the archive for my custom post type. On that
> template, I have added a search form to filter down the results by keyword,
> category (custom taxonomy), author, and a couple custom meta values. The
> form is posting to the archive page.
> I'm hooking into the *request* filter to add my filters to the query ...
> add_filter('request', array(&$this, 'modify_job_board_archive_**query'));
> Things are working just fine except for when I filter by category or
> author. When I filter by category, the category archive template is used
> rather than the custom post type archive template. Same thing with the
> author ... author archive template is used.
> I can't figure out where to hook into to make sure that my custom post
> type archive template is used.
> Any ideas? Or won't I be able to hook into the core WordPress
> functionality for this?
> Thanks in advance.
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