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Lead Developer - Reese Felts Digital Newsroom at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


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awarded  Notable Question
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awarded  Popular Question
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accepted How to make a Post Tag primary?
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answered How to make a Post Tag primary?
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
let us continue this discussion in chat
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accepted Force all users in MU to change their passwords
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
This also has to be flexible. The reason we want to use Tags is that they can be anything. So, what you're saying is to use a custom taxonomy, but even still, if the author is typing in the custom taxonomy, it still adds them in alpha order and we couldn't select the first entry as primary, because the meta isn't posted to the database until AFTER you publish the post. The way it comes into the tags meta box is via AJAX and that's just printed to the post meta box BEFORE publish. So, you can't pull that primary tag via php until after its published, right? Okay...thanks for posting an answer.
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
One more thing...for usability, you don't want the user to have to retype the tag in a new post meta box. That's redundant. That's why we need the user to select a tag in Tags as primary, then use that tag to catgorize
Oct
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
I just looked here: codex.wordpress.org/Taxonomies to understand Custom Taxonomies. So what you're saying is that i can create a custom taxonomy, get a post meta box, and that post meta box (according to the wiki) is created just like a Tags. The only problem I see with that is that we would duplicate a Tag and a Custom Taxonomy entry...which also doesn't make sense. We want to make the one tag already entered primary. So, we want to somehow make a tag in the Tag meta box clickable to be a primary tag, or take the list of tags in a new meta box and choose which one is primary.
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awarded  Commentator
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
I haven't tried using hierarchical categories or a custom taxonomy. The goal of the newsroom editor was to have the journalist not use Categories, because then we'd have a giant list of categories to scroll, instead of inputting a tag and getting a suggested tag that was already in the DB, or creating a new tag, without creating a new category. Custom taxonomy I am not familiar with, so I will look into that. But, the goal was to have the user input a set of tags, then select one of the tags as primary for that post. We're experimenting, so it's not supposed to make sense, if you will.
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
Hey Chip, sorry...I'm not the most experienced user here, so I'll look at how to accept the answers. I thought voting was accepting. I'll have to check each post to see how to accept. I'm assuming it's the checkmark that you click on, is that right?
Oct
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accepted What's the best plugin for allowing javascript in a post or page?
Oct
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comment How to make a Post Tag primary?
Just to clarify, I want to get the tags BEFORE the user publishes the post. The tags don't exist in meta until publish, so we're trying to grab them from the AJAX display, so we can select one of them as primary, and have that become the "tag category" of the post.
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asked How to make a Post Tag primary?
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awarded  Tumbleweed
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asked Add source URL from Feed WordPress (Syndication) plugin to a custom field in post editor
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comment Custom field values in permalink
We are looking for a solution like this to populate a custom field in the post editor with a source URL from Feed WordPress (Syndication) plugin. Basically, the Syndication plugin pulls the feed 'source', but sometimes, the feed owner doesn't include the 'source' url, so we want the editor to be able to add a 'source' URL if one does not exist, so that we can consistently display the target URL with the associated post. This code you have posted is for the "permalink," but do you think we can modify to pull the data from the plugin and add it to the custom field?
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comment What's the best plugin for allowing javascript in a post or page?
have you tested this yourself and are you confident that the developer is both trusted and updates this frequently?