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Community Library Website – Part 17 – Add Thesis Post Meta to Custom Post Type

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This is the seventeenth in a series of live lessons on using WordPress and Thesis as a Content Management System (CMS). We want to add the Thesis post meta boxes to our custom post types. In this session we write the function to add the Thesis post meta to our custom post types.

Community Library Website – Case Study Part 1 – Site Organization
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 2 – Create Custom Post Types
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 3 – Custom Post Type Configuration
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 4 – Custom Taxonomy Decisions – Theory
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 5 – Custom Taxonomy Decisions – Practical Application
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 6 – Incorporating Existing Data Into the Project
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 7 – Creating Hierarchical Custom Taxonomies
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 8 – Creating Non-Hierarchical Custom Taxonomies
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 9 – Creating Custom Post Meta
Community Library Website Case Study – Part 10a – Restore the Database Using BackupBuddy
Community Library Website Case Study- Part 10 – Creating Custom Post Meta – Continued
Community Library Website – Part 11 – Importing Existing Data to the Website
Community Library Website – Part 12 – Prepare Existing Data for import by the CSV Importer plugin
Community Library Website – Part 13 – Import Existing Data Using the CSV Importer Plugin
Community Library Website – Case Study Part 14 – Date in Permalink Configuration
Community Library Website – Part 15 – Importing Images
Community Library Website – Part 16b – Final Data Import
Community Library Website – Part 17 – Add Thesis Post Meta to Custom Post Type
Community Library Website – Part 18 – Add WordPress 3.0 Menus
Community Library Website – Part 19 – Add Post Meta and Taxonomy Information to the Post Display
Community Library – Part 20 – Add topics and audience to book display
Community Library – Part 21 – Display the Rest of the Post Meta in the Post
Community Library Website – Part 22, Create the Permalink Structure
Community Library – Part 23 – Remove Custom Post Meta from Post Display
Community Library Website – Part 24, Add Taxonomy and Post Meta Data to the Teaser
Community Library Website – Part 25, Add Taxonomy Data to the Teaser
Community Library Website – Part 26, Adjust the Teaser Styling Using Design Options
Community Library Website – Part 27, Styling the Teaser Using CSS
Community Library Website – Part 28 – Fine Tune the Teaser Display
Community Library Website – Part 29, Designing a Custom Catalog Page
Community Library Website – Part 30, Using a Query String in a URL
Community Library Website – Part 31, Adding Custom WordPress Menus
Community Library Website – Part 32, Add Custom Menus to the Catalog Page
Community Library Website – Part 33, Add Another Custom Menu to the Catalog Page
Community Library Website – Part 34, Troubleshooting Custom Menus
Community Library Website – Part 35, Add Styling to WordPress Menus
Community Library Website – Part 36, Add HTML Markup to WordPress Menus
Community Library Website – Part 37, Add WordPress Menus to Archive Pages
Community Library Website – Part 38, Add and Style a List of Tags
Community Library Website – Part 39, Add a Search Box to the Sidebar
Community Library Website – Part 40, Add Links to the Sidebar
Community Library Website – Part 41, Add Taxonomy Drill Down Browsing
Community Library Website – Part 42, Custom Loop to Display Custom Post Types
Community Library Website – Part 43, Simple Custom Query
Community Library Website – Part 44, Custom Taxonomy Query
Community Library Website – Part 45, Add Thesis HTML Structure to Teasers
Community Library Website – Part 46, Display Posts from the Last 60 Days
Community Library Website – Part 47, Custom Loop If Have Posts
Community Library Case Study – Part 48, Increase the Number of Posts that Display on the Custom Catalog
Community Library Website – Part 49 – Naming Conflicts in Custom Taxonomies
Community Library Website – Part 50 – Find and Replace Semi-colons in the Database
Community Library Website – Part 51 – Modify Taxonomy Names Directly in the Database
Community Library Website – Part 52 – Sort Posts by Meta Value
Community Library Website – Part 53 – Show the Term Label Only when a Term Exists
Community Library Website – Part 54 – Sort Archive Posts by Meta Value
Community Library Website – Part 55 – Add Sort Order to Custom Taxonomy

Video Transcript

Oh no it’s not one without an image, we have one last thing we have to do which is add our Thesis post meta to these custom post types because currently, we don’t have that. And we did this in the other case study as well and we’re just going to do that again here with this one. Let’s see, this is… okay, we’re finished with categories and this one here is our… yeah, this is the one we’re working on. And I need to add that custom post meta so I’m going to get the code for that from my custom functions php file because I use the same thing. Okay so this function adds Thesis meta, we’re going to copy that code. Come back over here to the bottom of the custom functions php file for this project and this function adds Thesis post meta to the catalog items post type. So Thesis for custom post types, post options equals new… post options is just a regular form for doing this and then for each of the Thesis post options, cycle through that and then add those to the meta box for each of these. And right here is where we add catalog items. Of course, we have to spell it correctly. Catalog items… okay, let’s just make sure that that is actually the name of our custom post type. So we’re just going to come down to custom post types.

Okay so now, we’ll take a look at our catalog items and now we’ve got all of our catalog items in here. And let’s look at this catalog item and no… we don’t have our custom post meta attached to this yet although it does say Thesis post image. So if we viewed this, oh it does work. Actually, it works fine even though we haven’t attached those post meta boxes to this because it still looks for that information.

So I’m not exactly sure… actually, you know what? Probably the problem was it didn’t upload when I… yeah, it’s not connecting properly. There we go. Thesis_18, custom, custom functions php… our revised one and so if we go to edit this, now we should have all the… no, we still don’t have all the Thesis bits. And yeah, okay so let’s look at our code again. Unless I’ve made a mistake with the… oh no, I didn’t save the silly code. That always happens too. Save it, upload it, test it. There we go, now we get all the Thesis post meta stuff. Perfect, okay.

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