CustomPress quirks -- meant to be there?

Just for testing's sake, I installed CustomPress with Twenty Eleven theme (only other active plugin is WPMU DEV Dashboard).

I added a new CPT and named it 'post' (a WP default post type).
To my surprise, I didn't get an error message (like that post type already existed).
So I added a custom field and it showed up in the default 'Add New Post' screen.

Then I made that custom field required, and it worked as you'd expect, saving a draft but saying I cannot publish until I enter something in that custom field.

However, I went to uncheck the box in CustomPress for the 'editor' feature. I expected it to work like this:
enter title
no WYSIWYG box (since I unchecked it, and verified it's still unchecked)
enter req'd custom field
Publish button.

I'm looking for some confirmation that 'post' and 'page' and other already-registered post types are meant to be allowed in the CustomPress plugin's settings.

Secondly, why doesn't unchecking the box for 'editor' take away the Add New Post WYSIWYG editor?

Thank you.

  • Arnold

    Adding a second "post" post type would probably create a second menu entry on the Admin side but Wordpress would still control 'post' because the strings would match. Same with "page", "attachements" etc. Setting in them, would not overide the Wordpress settings because custom types are handled by a separate mechanism.

    Too many things were hardcoded in to WP's handling of post and page before custom types came along.

    In custom types unchecking will turn off the editor panel, but not the Add New. You'll note that next to Editor it says (content). So Add New would let you ads a new custom that had no editable content but could still have custom fields and belong to various categories and have tags.

    If you want to remove the Add New yu'd need to do it through capabilities.

  • aecnu

    Greetings Clifford,

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    Cheers, Joe

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