I have everything set up in PodsCMS, but having difficulty making my PodsCMS content into WordPress posts. I have imported two packages and I’m stuck and lost – I’m just lost. I’m more of a visual learner when it comes to learning computer programs, apps, etc. Does anyone have a video tutorial on how to make the pods WP posts instead of pages?
Which packages did you import? The latest one by sc0ttkclark gives you plenty of flexibility to create posts, pages, and custom post types. Although if you want to have a helper just for pages, than duplicate his helper and change the settings for pages. Same goes for one dedicated to posts or a specific custom post type. Also be sure you’ve got a column in your pod that is dedicated to saving the page/post ID and matches the specified column in the helper you’re using.
kiwus, I am well aware of the video’s existence. It helped me learn about how to set up Pods Pages. It does not go into how to make the Pods WP posts (my question), just Pods pages. If I missed it, then by all means share the time it illustrates how to make a Pods page a WP post. Appreciate it.
hsatterwhite, I imported the lastest one by Scott along with the one he said it was based on. Even though I can’t get any of the Pods pages to show up on my site’s menus–so visitors know they exist haha–creating Pods pages is the easy part. The conversion is a doozy.
I read somewhere (I think on WP codex support site for this plugin) to select a ‘Page Template’ from the drop down menu on the ‘Page’ tab of the ‘Pods Setup’ section. I first created a page template within my theme’s folder as directed, then selected it. I also tried selecting the page.php that I noticed within the list. I don’t know. For some reason I get all these duplicated blank posts within WP post section. The content from my Pods do not convert at all. I’ve tried transferring the coding from the Pods pages, since I read that you can use Pods coding within the template or post and it be recognized by WP. Didn’t work, still came up with empty and duplicated posts and several at a time (weird). I’ve also played around with the coding and other fields within Pods and it’s not working for me.
Because I love PodsCMS’ "form like look" as opposed to working in WP Post panel the entire time or Flutter or Magic Fields, I’ve decided to use Pods to create a page, view it on the actual site, then copy and paste it into WP Post and that’s that. A bit more work, but I’m willing =); PodsCMs look and feel is what I need. Well, let me hurry up and post this before my computer freezes up on me again.