Working on a project that features a variety of related content... I ran across a very slick plugin that is very intuitive and easy to use called:
by Triggvy Gunderson
However, instead of pulling in all types of content into this feature (pages, posts, custom post types, etc) like this plugin does, I would like to create multiple instances of this plugin within the admin side where each instance focuses on a specific type of content.
For example, one instance pulling in only pages for a "Related Pages" section on the front-end... Another one instance pulling in a custom post type called "whitepaper" for a "Related Whitepapers" section on the front-end... This way I have more control over how these related items are displayed in the front-end, instead of listing all of these related items in the same list as the above plugin does.
I did a quick mockup to show how this plugin would look like in this scenario:
<strong>OR</strong>, If someone can give me some insight in how to add a metabox that features a multi-select form that pulls in a specified type of content (for example, all pages only), and allows the user to select multiple pages from this section and display them in a list on the front-end ...
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Naveen Chand answers:
Below code is an example of an instance which generates links in whitepapers custom post type.
<?php if(function_exists('get_related_links')) : ?>
<?php $related_links = get_related_links('whitepapers'); ?>
<?php foreach ($related_links as $link): ?>
<li><a href="<?php echo $link['url']; ?>"><?php echo $link['type']; ?>: <?php echo $link['title']; ?></a></li>
<?php endforeach; ?>
<?php endif; ?>
You can add this code at different places in your page template or sidebar template files. Each time you add, just remember to give unique variable names to $related_links and $link.
This way you can generate any number of instances on the front-end.
Michael Brumm comments:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
This will work just fine... I was making it overly complicated.
Michael Brumm comments:
Sorry, haven't used this system in awhile and wanted to give Naveen credit specifically...
Naveen Chand, you solved my problem without overly complicating things... I was unaware of this feature with this plugin... Again, many thanks.
I can see you are looking for a very custom solution, but thought I would show this if you haven't seen it as a money saving solution :)
You can choose any available taxonomy for each instance