In WordPress, I'm trying to create a Custom Post Box that will allow one post to be manually connected to another post.

The easiest way to illustrate this request was to mockup what I would like the final Post Box to look like. That mockup can be viewed here » http://cl.ly/3hI3


  • The Post Box needs to resemble the "Categories" Post Box, in that it has tabs at the top and checkboxes.

  • Each tab at the top of this Post Box needs to be a Post Category (as illustrated in the mockup.) If I could manually control this so that the tabs were managed by a Custom Menu (ie. "Post Connections Menu"), that would be ideal.

  • The checkboxed list of items needs to be posts that have already been categorized to that specific category.

Thank you very much for any help / insight you can throw my way!


Hey Mike -- does it need to be connected to another post, or can it be a custom taxonomy or custom field?

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  • I think the Custom Taxonomy will be the way to go. Had no idea this feature was even in WP. Thanks for the heads-up! – Mike B. Dec 20 '10 at 16:57

You're basically looking for custom taxonomies (Wordpress Codex). Then you need to create a plugin that adds a meta box to the post editor (Wordpress Codex) and lists your taxonomies form therein. The code to create a form for a taxonomy ships with wordpress itself.

Related Question: Adding Page Attributes Metabox and Page Templates to the Posts Edit Page?

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  • Thanks @hakre for the thoughtful reply. I'm going to look into Custom Taxonomies! – Mike B. Dec 20 '10 at 16:57

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