I like the custom post types Wordpress offers. Most of the time I like the way that the archive of custom posts is displayed. For example if you have a custom post type of
top_hats you can visit
yoursite.com/top_hats/ if it is set as publicly queryable.
I realize that a description can be set for custom post types, but I am looking for something that supports the built in rich text editor.
I also realize that you can edit a post-type archive template, something like
archive-top_hats.php, which could be edited to have a custom message in the top of it - however I am looking for something that will give the user more control.
The expected (and ideal) behavior would be if you had the Admin Bar enabled and you were logged into the Wordpress site. Imagine if you visited the
yoursite.com/top_hats/ page and there was the menu bar option that said "edit this page" which made editing that page as simple as editing any other page. If you added a message and then updated the page and viewed it, you would see your content at the top, followed by the
custom_post_type entries below (in archive format).
Seems like that's how it should work, but I really am not sure the ideal way to get that integrated.