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.

General Changes

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.

GD CPT Tools Pro: Front Page

GD CPT Tools Pro: Front Page

Terms List with Image field

Terms List with Image field

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.

Post Type Simple Edit

Post Type Simple Edit

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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9 Responses to “GD Custom Posts And Taxonomies Tools 2.5 Pro”

  1. Soverato News | January 16, 2011 at 22:29

    With this plugin is possible to have post and category post belongs using the same template?

    • MillaN | January 17, 2011 at 00:12

      Plugin has nothing to do with templates. Single post and Archive for category can’t use same template under any condition. Can you explain what you need, maybe it can be done differently.

      • Soverato News | January 17, 2011 at 19:21

        This is in the roadmap in 1.7 release, post use the category template for sidebar(s) header and footer. Naturally every category may be built with their own template.

        • MillaN | January 17, 2011 at 19:24

          Well, yes, but that has nothing to do with this plugin. xScape will add many enhancements to templates use allowing control of individual post templates (each one edited or based on taxonomies), but all inside the xScape.

  2. Rami | January 19, 2011 at 15:24

    hi millan,

    I use the LITE edition of this plugin. Since the update i can’t see the “Post Thumbnail” menu in my “add {post_type}” screen.

    I went to “edit {post_type}” menu in “GD CPT Tools” screen to check if the Settings->Features->Post Thumbnail was checked, and it was. but in the “add {post_type}” there is no “Post Thumbnail” menu, and i can’t add thumbnail to post using the media editor.

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