The WordPress Categories Widget currently only handles the
category taxonomy. I’ve modified it to allow the user to select a taxonomy, and tied in the Tag Cloud Widget code to give the user the choice of display formats: list, dropdown, and cloud. Multiple instances are possible, providing the user with an easy method for displaying links to user-built taxonomy terms.
?query_var=value format, it uses
get_term_link() to generate the term URL.
By default or design, the WordPress function
get_calendar()[^1] does not handle post types other than
post. I’ve updated it as the standalone function
ucc_get_calendar() to allow it to accept a
$post_types array; the included filter function
ucc_get_calendar_filter() will allow for seamless integration via
functions.php without requiring additional editing of Theme templates. (Note that the filter will also apply to the Calendar Widget’s output.)
Again with the custom post type extensions. This function lets the native WordPress
wp_get_archives() [^1] [^2] know about public custom post types; just add it to the
functions.php of your theme. Of note: the builtin
link post type can be included at the
array_merge() point; I just had no use for it.
After I had created several custom taxonomies and post types, adding more by directly calling the
register_post_type[^2] functions seemed like a huge waste of space. The following functions create a shortcut for registering taxonomies and custom post types in WordPress; just choose whether you’d like the taxonomy to resemble Post Tags or Categories when calling the function
ucc_register_taxonomy, and specify an array of taxonomies for
I love the Post Editor Buttons plugin for WordPress by Oren Yomtov. It makes it easy to extend the Post Editor without needing to resort to hacking
One tiny drawback: sometimes I have character entity mismatches. Quicktags for special characters, such as ‘é’ , ‘–’ , ‘…’, work until the next time I add a quicktag via the PEB interface, when they are returned as ‘Ã©’, ‘â��’, ‘â�¦’.