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- Jonathan Christopher
I continue to further utilize WordPress as a project framework with every project. I recently implemented a walled garden of content that contained a downloads section that got me thinking about how I could up the ante a bit and make those downloads semi-protected without becoming too invasive.
Pods Development Framework 2.0 by Scott Kingsley Clark — Kickstarter. Pods 2.0 has been a work in progress for some time now. The core team has been doing everything we can to make it happen, but the fact of the matter is we’ve got families to support and bills to pay. Working on such a […]
Donate to the Pods CMS Framework project « Pods Development. Full disclosure: I am on the Pods development team but will not be accepting proceeds from donation collection at this time. I talk about Pods a lot, I stand behind it fully as an essential WordPress plugin I use on nearly every project. I use […]
Pods CMS » Pods 2.0. The details surrounding Pods 2.0 have been unleashed! If you’ve never used Pods before (what?!) you’ll be super interested in what’s coming in 2.0! Pods is a CMS framework. That is to say it’s a plugin that facilitates the creation of a very detailed content management system using WordPress at […]
On more than on occasion I’ve been asked about my future with Pods specifically given the immanent release of WordPress 3.0 featuring Custom Post Types. On the spot, I didn’t have to ponder too much, but I did want to let things seep in for a while before explaining my stance in full.
Input Helpers in Pods really enhance the usability of Pods in WordPress. They work to modify data represented to the user in such a way to make it more useful or more valuable. I think that’s an important factor to take into account when setting up a Pods powered WordPress site for your clients.
WYSIWYG is trouble, but I’ve come to like TinyMCE the most out of anything. Pods has had one hand tied behind its back due to a the_editor() bug plaguing multiple instances of TinyMCE on the same page, but this quick Input Helper should help get us by until they’re officially supported in core.
Input Helpers in Pods CMS for WordPress allow you to work with and manipulate the data available to your clients on a per-input-field basis. In this walkthrough we’ll discuss limiting the WordPress Pages available in a Pick column as a method of applying a custom background image to the selected pages.
I’ve always been curious about adding a location based proximity search powered by ZIP code and desired radius. It’s actually quite easy to do using WordPress, Pods, and some crazy MySQL queries. This walkthrough shows you how to add a PHP/MySQL based store finder powered by WordPress and Pods.
To wrap up the Basics of Pods in January, I’d like to cover the last couple items I feel are almost essential in having the user experience of Pods come full circle for both you and your user. Pods offers both pagination and sorting out of the box, and each can be very helpful when it comes to working with the plugin.