DB Post types is now up and ready for sale.
Briefly, DB Post Types allows you to create a Post Type from a database table. This means the contents of the table can be used as a normal post type. It does not import or copy the data, but instead creates a link between a reference post and the original data. So the table can still be used. If a new entry is added to the table, a new post is created a swell. And if a record is removed, so to is the post removed.
See the introduction post for more
This is an unofficial add-on for FacetWP that allows you to manipulate it’s functionality through it’s various Filters and Actions.
Over the last few months, I’ve been helping with support and add-on development. In these few months, I have noticed that many issues can simply be solved through hooking into a filter or action and tweaking some settings or output.
This is a fairly easy thing to do, but for some users, using code, even snippets, can be a little overwhelming. So, to try make things a little easier and less chance of causing a WSOD, I created a simple little plugin that allows you to add code for the specific hook and activate it. All from the Admin Area.
FacetWP Manipulator is a free plugin and you can installed or downloaded from the WordPress Repo
Easily use database tables created by other plugins or an external source, as native WordPress Post Types with no data duplication or syncronisation.
A video demonstration showing the setup process to interpret entries from Caldera Forms as a Post Type, along with displaying and editing the data.
There are many table to post type importers out there, and most do the job perfectly. However they all are simply importers; copy data from one table into two other tables. Yup two! Since you’re importing differently structured data, the columns won’t match. So you’ll end up having to save the columns as meta data. This is also a static import meaning that if you alter the source, you’ll need to sync to the copy.
DB Post Types is different. There is no data duplication. All data is dynamically linked. You don’t need to sync any data once the initial sync is complete. The source is the data.
DB Post Types is an interpreter.
This gives you the freedom to use the true data as you would a normal post, because quite simply, it is.
For advanced users, you have full control and access to use the WP_Query and WP_Meta_Query, allowing you to make the content fully searchable.
Brickroad can be described as a Plugin Builder, for the non-developer. It has the ability to create Shortcodes, Widgets, Code Injection, Custom Settings Pages, Custom Post Types, Custom Metaboxes, PHP Classes, Custom Customizer Controls, and Page Templates.
These are called “Brickroad Elements” and can be exported as stand alone, independent plugins, which you can distribute as complete plugins in their own right. All from the WordPress Admin.
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A couple of weeks back, I created a simple little plugin called Event Notifier. The purpose was to allow me to send an email whenever an action or filter is called. While it is functional and does simply that, I wanted a little bit more. So I have added Slack integration, a Dashboard widget; to log events to the dashboard, and a content box to customize the message sent.
The issue of common hooks being called frequently, has also been addressed by adding a “recurrence” setting. This logs each call, then after set limit, sends out the captured log.
While it’s pretty simple, it has found way more uses that I expected. Also, it’s free and on the wordpress.org repo! take a look. https://wordpress.org/plugins/event-notifier/