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Custom Post Type - Is This Possible
I am setting up a directory style site and am using the Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Plug-ins.
I have businesses listed in 12 different categories and have icons on the homepage that will link to each of the business types.
Do I need to setup custom post types for each of the types of businesses that I want to list? In other words 12 different Custom Post Types - 1 for each business type that I want and then pull each Custom Post Type to a Custom Page Template?
Can I setup a field in the Custom Post Types for Business Type and then call on only certain business types in a custom page template?
If this doesn't make sense please let me know and I'll see if I can be a little clearer on what it is I need.
Not sure if anyone can come up with something different to make this simpler but here is what I came up with:
I created a custom page template for each of the 'categories' of business listings that I wanted to have. I then added a custom loop to each of these templates to only pull the 'category' from one of the custom fields
Seems to be working fine - we'll see once I have more listings and have the rest of the theme coded.
Matt Campbell9,767 Points
Hi Mike Pickett.
If it's only going to be you editing the site then the way you are suggesting is the way to go.
Do you want users to be able to edit their listing or anything?
I'm launching a directory based site later this year but with the emphasis on users being able to have a micro-site so they can add pictures, write things, link Facebook posts etc. it's going to be a mammoth undertaking but, I have given directories a lot of thought during stage 1 of 4 for the new project.