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I have a custom post type ('Model') for a sports modelling agency, and it requires the model to enter sports they are competent at, and also rank their ability from 1 to 5. For example, given the information:

Model: Joe Soap.
Football: 4.
Archery: 2

I would store this in the custom_post_type 'model' with the fields:

Model Name: Joe Soap.
Sports: Football, Archery (taxonomy).
Rank: 4, 2.

How do I associate 4 with Football and 2 with Archery using a metabox, where different models may have different sports in their lists ?

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  • hm... I misunderstood your initial question. Store "rank" as a multidimensional array (into a option), like $rank[sports_taxonomy_term][rank_value] Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 20:41
  • That sounds like what I need - can you be more specific, or point me to a tutorial/documentation on how to do that within a custom post? Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 21:00
  • first, create your rank metabox (the form that gets the values) and post the code here... Commented Jan 11, 2011 at 21:11

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Your question is focusing on the wrong thing. A metabox is just one way for a user to introduce some data. The more important question is how you should store that data in the database.

You could make 'sport' a custom post type and connect it to models using the Posts 2 Posts plugin. Then, for each connection, you can associate a 'rank' custom field:

https://github.com/scribu/wp-posts-to-posts/wiki/Connection-information

The plugin takes care of creating a metabox and of storing the values in an efficient manner.

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add_meta_box() documentation in Codex has example of metabox creation and links to related tutorials.

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This tutorial on adding custom meta boxes is also really good: http://webdesignfan.com/custom-write-panels-in-wordpress/

It's all very flexible; you should be able to reuse the code you create.

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