Multisite, custom post types and link to your content

Oh my

Alright, so that was probably a bit much but I couldn’t come up with a better way to start the post. Not to mention this is probably the closest I will come to having a harrowing or cautionary tale to post, though this really is neither. What it is is what happened when I went to update the one plugin I maintain for what should have been a simple change.

Custom Post Types

When custom post types were introduced in WordPress 3.0 my first inclination was to simply respond to no one in particular, “thats neat.” It wasn’t until I had gone through this article by Justin Tadlock that I started to wrap my feeble little mind around how this was going to affect the sites I built in WordPress. Gone were the days of hijacking a category or tag to segment out specific posts to be treated differently than the rest of the blog. No more pages being created simply to be parents for pages that were to be pulled out and displayed differently. Now all that needed to be done was register a new custom post type and any custom taxonomies or post meta that need to be included. With the update to the default link tool that allowed for linking to custom post types they became just another part of the planning phase when mapping out a new site.

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Link to Your Content v1.4

Some people use sequential version numbers and some people just want to watch the world burn.

Admittedly there may be a disconnect between the two but if Firefox can skip versions numbers why can I? And no, the gap in versions numbers is in no way related to my own mistakes this afternoon.

More importantly Link to Your Content has in fact been updated, complete with fixes for some IE users who were unable to link to posts or pages. So rather than lamenting the loss of versions 1.2 and 1.3 why not download version 1.4 and get back to linking.


Plugin: Link to Your Content

Have you ever wanted to link to the content on your WordPress site with the click of a button? Well you can. The built in WordPress link tool makes it easy to link to the pages, posts and/or custom post types you have created.

However, if you want to link to a document you have uploaded or any of the content above across a multi-site network, thats where the Link to Your Content plugin comes in handy. It adds a button to TinyMCE that allows you to link to:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Custom post types (optional)
  • Taxonomy archives (optional)
  • Uploaded media

If that sounds like something you have been looking for, why not head over to the WordPress Plugin Directory and download Link to Your Content today.


Hello World or: How I learned to stop worrying and start writing again

I used to write — sometimes not that well, or that often — but I would write. And then I stopped. Maybe I ran out of ideas or thought who wants to read what I have to say. Doesn’t matter as, if it wasn’t obvious already, I have started to write again.

What will hopefully follow is blog slowly filling up with posts about anything and nothing. A rambling stream of consciousness containing whatever random thoughts happen to get stuck as they pass on through.

Strong opener, I know. Though having read this far what did you expect.

Welcome to the party pal.”