Here is the new major revision of GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools Pro, adding some really great features (attaching images to terms and editing default post types and taxonomies), improving the plugin interface, speedup and code optimization and much more.
First important thing is that post types and taxonomies specifications are updated with new capabilities and labels so you MUST update all your custom post types and custom taxonomies and make sure that all new elements are filled, and than save them. Plugin will display notice to remind you to do that after you install new version.
Big parts of the plugin are optimized, old code removed and plugin now runs faster, and uses less resources that before thanks to new code division and loading. Also, plugin panels are improved and got new look and better navigation. Front page for the new plugin is on the image bellow. Other changes include updated styling for jQuery UI elements, contextual help links are added (Help tab on the top of each admin page) and several minor fixes.
Taxonomy Terms Images
Each taxonomy got a new special feature: attaching images to terms. Image on the right shows the list of categories with image controls. Images are handled by WordPress media library, and you can upload new images or use already uploaded. Plugin handles attach/dettach operations, and provides functions you can use to do it through code and to get image or thumbnail of any dimensions you might need to display in the theme.
xScape Themes can use the images attached directly and display them in the terms lists, or on the archive pages, without any additional coding. Late tonight, new framework and all themes will be updated to use this feature.
Edit any post type or taxonomy
Another major feature is possibility to edit default post types (yes, posts and pages), default taxonomies (categories, post tags) and any other custom post types and custom taxonomies that are not created with this plugin but added some other way. There are two ways to do this: full edit and simple edit. Full edit gives you same level of control as with custom post types and taxonomies and you can change all options.
Simple edit allows you to change only some things, for post types: features, taxonomies and special features added by the plugin, for taxonomies: post type and special features added by the plugin. The reason to have two ways of doing this is to give you full control if needed, but I don’t really recommend changing default post types since other plugins and themes may depend on the way they work. Simple edit allows you to add special features plugin adds to those types and taxonomies too.
In any case, I strongly recommend that you check out the video tutorial for this. There will be another tutorial for use of terms images and xScape integration of them, and use of terms images inside any theme through use of functions.
If you have any more problems, please report them in the forum or in comments. Always include exact version of WP you are running, especially if you are using development versions of WP.
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