0

My boss has a wordpress site and he wants me to give him the ability to add videos from a site called vzaar. I see the form, I see the main PHP file for editing posts. Unfortunately I can't track the form down to the backend file. How can I know which file I want to edit. The theme were using is called mercurial. All I need to do is add one select box and probably some backend logic.

My background: I'm really familiar with Ruby on Rails, but have little experience with PHP. Seems simple enough, i'm just not super stoked about having to re-engineer the WP theme.

1
  • 2
    WordPress development never involves editing core files, but before you dive into the Codex, you could possibly just use an existing plugin.
    – Milo
    Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 0:03

1 Answer 1

2

My boss has a wordpress site

Ah, so many stories start this way.

You don't, of course, want to edit core WP files; if you do, you will lose the changes when you update, among other issues. Modifying WordPress core files

Why not use the existing post/page editor and a plugin that will make it easy for him/her?

http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/search.php?q=vzaar

If you want to keep him/her out of the post/page editor, try http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ to add your own meta and text editor boxes.

1
  • This is unfortunate, because I do believe that we are trying to extend the functionality of a plugin, which means the likelihood of being able to find a pre-packaged solution is less likely (i would assume). Will try the solutions, thanks. Commented Mar 12, 2013 at 0:25

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.