Earlier, I had some rather perplexing issues with Marketpress and Genesis that no one from WPMU nor the theme developer have yet been able to figure out. It's been a month now, and based on the lack of progress on two fronts, I think I'm SOL, but the client either hasn't noticed or doesn't care since it's not affecting site navigation, so my current thinking is I now have plenty of time to get it fixed.
Now I've been fighting with CustomPress and Directory to set up a new Listings style site (no, I haven't been using both at the same time, I'd picked one, then switched to the other when the one didn't work), and damned if the same things aren't happening with Directory that was happening with Marketpress.
What had happened with Marketpress was that the auto-generated archives page had a mysterious first entry that seemed to be a mishmash of the title/excerpt of every entry on that page. I believe using the Genesis Simple Edits plugin alleviated most of that problem, but we never resolved the issue with duplicate post meta and paginations showing up.
Now, without the Simple Edits plugin installed on a test site I was figuring out how best to use Directory, the exact same thing happened, with the auto-generated archives page mocking me with extra data that I couldn't control nor remove. Directory also did mapped the archive link to the first (most recent) entry, something that Marketpress initially did when I first set it up on that Genesis client site.
I deactivated Directory and switched to CustomPress, and started making some customizations there, so I think I'll still be able to get done what I'd like to get done, but I would have liked to have had some of the features Directory provided, like star ratings.
I think this could push the earlier issues I had with Marketpress not playing nicely with a Genesis theme I was using to build a client site into a whole new level.
The links and custom posts problem doesn't exist when I used TwentyThirteen, but it also didn't exist when I used Genesis 1.9 and earlier, but when I tried a couple of other custom post type UI plugins under Genesis 2.0, I don't have these same archive display issues that Marketpress and Directory seem to be having fun with at my expense :slight_smile:
Could there be something different in the way the WPMU plugins generate these items that doesn't play nice, since other plugins don't seem to have the same issue?
Anyway, no rush on resolving this one... CustomPress for now seems to be able to give me what I need, it just means I need to do some more extensive CSS and template customizations than initially planned for :slight_smile: