Edit multiple pods on one edit screen?
June 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm #163320
I’m building a database of theatre events and so far pods is working perfectly. I’m just looking to make it easier to update/add/edit events.
Pods I have + their contents:
- –cast (pick: Cast – multiple)
- –event (pick: Event – single)
- –person (pick: People – single)
- –cast member (pick: Cast – multiple)
What I’m trying to do:
I want a single edit page for an event where I can add/edit cast members; and inside the add/edit cast members area I can add/edit people (pulled as a Pick from the people pod.)
Is something like this possible?June 10, 2010 at 8:14 am #163321
Yes, that’s pretty much exactly what I’m talking about.
I was hoping there’d be an easy way to just include an existing form (the Cast form) into the Events edit page.
Or possibly a way to have the Cast form come up in a popup/dialog. Say if you click a link next to an existing Cast member or an ‘add cast member’ link.
Anyway, that’s great you’re working on something like this. What kind of a timeframe are you looking at?
ScottJune 10, 2010 at 11:41 am #163323
I’d actually recommend utilizing the Pods API and using Input Helpers or Output Buffering to adjust the form, then running a post-save helper. You could setup dummy fields on the first pod with a field name you can utilize within your post-save helper.June 10, 2010 at 11:42 am #163324
@clarinetlord – This will actually be built into the new Form API / UI that I’m working on for Pods UI, it will have the ability to add / edit Pod data related to a PICK column, and customize which fields should be shown / editable.June 10, 2010 at 2:27 pm #163325
Thanks @clarinetlord – I look forward to playing with your system.
@sc0ttkclark I’ve been playing with Pods UI. Really great stuff. Not surprised you’re gonna add this into your api. I was looking around in there to see if I was missing how to use this feature because that would match the rest of the functionality.June 11, 2010 at 4:15 pm #163326
I have added the package I was working on that attempts some of this functionality:
I would greatly appreciate feedback for improvement! Thanks.August 30, 2010 at 6:59 pm #163327
Was this added to pods UI?
ScottJuly 25, 2011 at 10:21 pm #163328
Scott, I’m actually looking to incorporate a DB of theatre events/casts in my area as well. I’d love to see an example of what you’ve accomplished with PodsAugust 3, 2012 at 5:55 pm #168117
Has anyone come up with a viable solution for this?
I’d rather not re-create the wheel on this one, but might have to.August 4, 2012 at 1:12 am #168119
We’re looking into adding a new loop field that handed both real data items via relationships as well as one-off items that exist unique to that content only. This is one of the currently planned 2.1 features, already under design and development as we speak just as 2.0 readies for it’s home stretch and beta.August 7, 2012 at 6:38 pm #168142
Good to know. I need this now so I’ll hack away at it. Still looking forward to v2.0 of Pods CMS, thanks for the contributions it makes WordPress something fun to work with.
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