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greenshady says

I’ve released the first of the standard content types plugins on the WordPress.org plugin repository: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/custom-content-portfolio/

Right now, it’s just a simple base. I want to get feedback from users and theme developers about what features are needed over time. But, even if a feature doesn’t get added to the plugin, other developers can build on top of it.

I’d really love to see this approach work with authors here at ThemeForest. I already have several non-TF theme authors on board with the idea, and they’ll be building their portfolio themes with this in mind.

The next order of business for this plugin is to support post formats. In particular, the image, gallery, audio, and video formats will be a way to separate various types of portfolio items.

I also want to thank everyone for the feedback they’ve given me thus far in this topic. If I didn’t use your idea in version 0.1, it’s still on my list of things to consider for 0.2.

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wickedpixel says

I don’t like the idea of a portfolio object being a tag, a taxonomy. I like it more as a main container, where you can add and set various options that will manage his items and an area where you can directly see the containing items, at least in a minimal form. This letting you change order and maybe even set quick or all individual options for items. I find this approach better and easier to manage, compared with the default wordpress structure available.

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greenshady says

I don’t like the idea of a portfolio object being a tag, a taxonomy. I like it more as a main container, where you can add and set various options that will manage his items and an area where you can directly see the containing items, at least in a minimal form. This letting you change order and maybe even set quick or all individual options for items. I find this approach better and easier to manage, compared with the default wordpress structure available.

You can actually do all that via a taxonomy too. It’s just a matter of saving the data, which is one reason I’ve been pushing for a term meta table in WordPress core. But, it’s still easy to save that data in the wp_options table or as a “shadow” post type.

The data part is easy. The UI is the hard part.

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OriginalEXE says


I don’t like the idea of a portfolio object being a tag, a taxonomy. I like it more as a main container, where you can add and set various options that will manage his items and an area where you can directly see the containing items, at least in a minimal form. This letting you change order and maybe even set quick or all individual options for items. I find this approach better and easier to manage, compared with the default wordpress structure available.

You can actually do all that via a taxonomy too. It’s just a matter of saving the data, which is one reason I’ve been pushing for a term meta table in WordPress core. But, it’s still easy to save that data in the wp_options table or as a “shadow” post type.

The data part is easy. The UI is the hard part.
Waiting for that too. Did they decide to go with terms meta in some future version of is that still open for discussion?
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greenshady says

Waiting for that too. Did they decide to go with terms meta in some future version of is that still open for discussion?

It’s currently closed as “maybelater”, but there’s a lot of interested parties: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10142

Even if it doesn’t happen directly, I do believe there’ll be some solution at some point in the future.

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