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More Types

More Types is a WordPress plugin that adds new post types to the WordPress admin. For instance if you run a music site you could create a review post type (based on post). If you run a food blog you could create a post type for recipes.

If you’d like you could customise your new post type even more by using More Fields in addition to More Types where you could add a new content field where you could put the ingredients and another where you could input cooking time.

With More Types you can:

  • Create additional post types
  • Set different editing capabilities of post types based on user roles (rights to review, save, and publish), even for built in post types
  • Control what input boxes are available for each post type
  • List posts in specific menus in the WordPress admin
  • Set visibilitiy of a post type based on user level
  • Link taxonomies to any post type

More Types is part of a suite of plugins created to enhance the functionality of a vanilla WordPress installation. With More Fields you can create additional input fields for easier management of Custom fields, with More Taxonomies you can create additional taxonomies besides Categories and Tags. More Types works without the other plugins but interacts with them nicely.

More Fields 2.0.5.1

We’ve pushed another update for More Fields 2.x.

We’ve tried solving the issue with quotes in field and box names before, but our efforts have been unsuccessful with double escaping characters as a result. Sorry about any problems this has caused.

2.0.4 solved the bigger problem where we had a problem with quote signs in the content, but now we’ve solved the problem with ‘ and ” in box and field titles as well by reverting to our old method of storing arrays in forms (with JSON).

Changelog

  • Resolved issues with quotes in field and box names
  • Sputnik v6 – brought back json implementation, instead of serialize() when storing arrays in forms.

2.0.5.1

Quick update. In some cases editing the a field box the box could clear the box from it’s content. We’re working on a real solution (since this one, again, can create problems with quote marks in the box title). This is only a problem for the box titles though, not for field titles.

More Fields 2.0.4

We have pushed an update for More Fields 2.0.4 to the WordPress repository.

The changelog is as follows:

  • GUI fix for checkboxes that slipped out of the admin box
  • Fixed error with unescaped quote marks.
  • Checkbox implementation changed. Checked checkbox has value 1 (true), unchecked checkbox has no value.
  • Fix för file list labels
  • Sputnik v5

This addresses bug reports: #1, #2.

2.0.4.1

Sorry, but now we double escaped double quotes instead. Fixed in 2.0.4.1.

More Downloads

We thought we’d share some statistics for you since we’ve launched the new site and all.

This week (or perhaps the week before) the total sum of downloads of our plugins reached over 100 000. We’re mighty proud and want to thank all of you for using them. Without you all our work would really be for nothing.

Plugin Downloads
Summa 102 813
Ad-Minister 32 529
More Fields 61 759
More Taxonomies 1 567
More Types 3 051
Post Links 3 090
WP-Ad-Manager (fork of Ad-Minister) 817

We’re at position 177 on the Top 1000 WordPress Plugin Author list.

New site for our plugins

You’re looking at the completely revamped site for our plugins.

We’re still not done, but we wanted to launch since we killed our old site a couple of weeks ago to force us to complete this one.

We’d like to thank Jesse Sutherland for the single biggest donation yet to our work with these plugins. Jesse contributed a lot of design work for the new site and we’re eternally grateful for it.

More Fields 2.0.3

We updated More Fields to 2.0.3 yesterday.

The most wanted fixes seemed like the file list fields and pagination for custom field lists. And we think we got them squashed.

The Changelog is updated accordingly:

  • Regained file list functionality with proper admin-ajax
  • Bug fix for template functions
  • Problem with listings based on Custom Fields fixed
  • Fixed More Fields breaking some plugins

Test 2.0.3 out and mark your support threads as resolved if you think they are and give us praise. ;)

Resetting the More plugins

Some users have asked for a way to reset the More plugins to its default state to start over. And I thought I’d let you know how it’s done.

In More Fields, More Taxonomies and More Types there is a line in the plugin php file that looks like this:

if (0) update_option('more_nn', array());

where nn is fields, types or taxonomies respectively.

Open the file and change that line to:

if (1) update_option('more_nn', array());

Load the settings page for that plugin (Settings » More nn).

Then change that same line back to

if (0) update_option('more_nn', array());

This should revert all settings of that plugin back to null.

Please note

This is a hard reset of the plugin data. There is no undo. Use with caution. (And do backup before you start playing with it.)

More Fields 2.0.1 and More Types 1.0.1

We got the flyswatter out and are smashing a couple of bugs right out of the gates.

More Fields 2.0 issue:

  • WYSIWIG and content not showing up (Report 1, Report 2)
  • implode error reported by some users (Report 1, Report 2). This was caused by changes between the implementation of json_decode between PHP 5.2.x and 5.3.x. We’re no longer using json (while remaining big fans), as it requires PHP5.
  • WYSIWIG overflow when window is small.

More Types 1.0 issue:

  • Featured image missing from created types (Report 1)
  • Weird UTF8 text was saved as even weirder text (Report 1)
  • Text labels other than singular & plural were not saved properly (Report 1)

We will be pushing the point update shortly, until then look for release candidates in Other versions.

(This post will be updated until release.) More Fields 2.0.1 and More Types 1.0.1 were just committed to the repository. Try them out and let us know what you think!

The Sputnik Release

Get your tickets for the Sputnik release of our suite of More plugins all working and tested with WordPress 3.0.1.

More Fields 2.0

More Fields is our most downloaded WordPress plugin with over 50 000 downloads from the WordPress repository.

It adds boxes to the Write/Edit page in the admin for easy management of more types of content. These boxes contains input fields, so that additional (more) fields can be added to a post. For example, if you write about books, you can add a box where you can enter title and author, isbn, etc. The boxes can be placed either to the right or to the left on the Write/Edit page.

This finally makes Custom fields usable.

More Types 1.0

More Types is a WordPress plugin that allows you to add new post types to the WordPress admin, besides Posts and Pages. For instance if you run a music site you could create a review post type (based on post). If you run a food blog you could create a post type for recipes.

This allows for a simpler admin for your users, and better structure for you.

More Types also allows you to override the default post types, set user capabilities for specific post types and more.

More Taxonomies 1.0

More Taxonomies allows you to add new taxonomies to the WordPress admin. For instance if you run a football site you could create a team taxonomy (non-hierarchical, like tags) and set teams on your posts relating to a specific game. If you run a music blog you could create taxonomies for artists, musicians or perhaps producers. This way you could be more specific in your posts and allow for specific pages for items in your created taxonomy.

This way you can structure your posts in new and creative ways. You can use your new taxonomies together with the old tags and categories.

More Taxonomies also allows you to override the default taxonomies, set user capabilities for a specific post type and more.

More Plugins Suite

If you use more than one of the plugins they interact beautifully (we hope you’ll think). You could for instance allow for a specific More Fields box to appear on just a specific Post type created with More Types. You could set a specific taxonomy to be used with just a specific Post type. You could even create new types of More Fields fields that interacts with a Taxonomy created with More Taxonomies.

More or less

Allthough we think all of our plugins are great, you can use any of our plugins stand alone. They work great by themselves (but they feel a bit lonely).

Sputnik what?

Sputnik is the version label for the common php object that handles taskas that are common to the More Plugins. It handles data/editing/deleting and builds the Settings pages for the plugins among other boring stuff. It’s really just a g33k thing that glues things together, that you really wouldn’t notice when using the plugins, unless we told you about it, which we just did. Anyway, we like it.

Support?

Look for support in the forum (we’re not able to track bugs here among the comments). But if you’d like to share some use cases or praise us that’s fine in the comments … ;)

More Fields 50k

We’re extremely proud to announce that last night More Fields passed the 50 000 downloads mark. Thank you for using our plugin that started with just something we needed ourselves when we converted one of Swedens largest music sites, dagensskiva.com, from a homebrewed ASP CMS to WordPress.

I know we keep teasing, but the launch of Sputnik (More Fields 2.0, More Types 1.0 & More Taxonomies 1.0) is getting real close now.

And we are happy to report that we have received our single biggest donation yet from Jesse Sutherland who has created a custom theme for a new home for our plugin suite. Soon this site will relocate to its new home.

Upgrading More Fields

I thought I’d try to clear up a few things about upgrading More Fields from 1.x to 2.x.

What’s happening?

We’ve restructured the data model for More Fields to be compatible with WordPress 3.0. To use Boxes, Fields and Post types created with More Fields 1.x in WordPress 3.0 you need to upgrade them.

Upgrading the easy way

The easiest way to upgrade to the upcoming More Fields 2.0 release is to stay in WordPress 2.x and upgrade to More Fields 1.5.2. That will prepare the Boxes, Fields and Post types for WordPress 3.0. (Please note that More Fields 1.5.2 itself is not entirely compatible with WordPress 3.0.)

  1. Upgrade to WordPress 2.9.2
  2. Upgrade to More Fields 1.5.2
  3. Wait for release of More Fields 2.0
  4. Upgrade to WordPress 3.0.x
  5. Upgrade to More Fields 2.0
  6. Install and activate More Types 1.0

Upgrading the other way

If you’ve been eager for the new features of WordPress 3.0 you probably have already upgraded. If you still use More Fields 1.x, upgrade to More Fields 1.5.2 and then to the latest release candidate of More Fields 2.0.

If you have problems upgrading from WordPress 3.0 and More Fields 1.5.x, or have already started using a beta version of More Fields 2.0, you need to upgrade your settings:

  1. Using WordPress 3.0
  2. Download More Fields Upgrade
  3. Upload /more-fields-upgrade.php to /wp-content/plugins/
  4. Activate More Fields Upgrade
  5. The upgrade is made automatically
  6. Deactivate More Fields Upgrade
  7. Upgrade to More Fields 2.0

In the unlikely event of errors

If you feel confident getting into the code and if everything still goes to hell in a handbasket you can manually reset More Fields, in /more-fields/more-fields.php changing 0 to 1 on line 32, load the Settings->More Fields page and change it back again.

Update

Download link fixed. (Sorry.)