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ccw Apr 4, 2010 02:59 PM

Custom php in a page
The site that I am working on is:


I'm trying to build a "Recipe Index" page. I started by installing the AZIndex plugin and thought that this would work great. I could create a custom field with the recipe title (seldom the same as the post title) and sort by Category/custom field. Unfortunately, there is often more than 1 recipe per post. While I could add numerous custom fields to each post with the same key, AZIndex will only return 1 value per post.
Id like to build an index page making use of php code to return custom field values. I think that I could hack my way through it if I even knew where to begin. How do you create pages using custom php code like this:

$sweets = get_posts('category=7&numberposts=-1&orderby=post_name&order=ASC');
foreach($sweets as $post) : setup_postdata($post);
<a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>" title="<?php the_title(); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a>
<?php $sweets = get_post_meta($post->ID, "sweets", $single = true);
if($sweets !== '') {
echo 'by ' . $sweets;
} ?>
<?php endforeach; ?>

Where does that go? Is this too basic of a question? Any help would be appreciated.


juggledad Apr 5, 2010 05:54 AM

you can create your own page using index.php as a start. Copy it and you can remove anything from
<?php /* If there are any posts: */
<?php bfa_center_content($bfa_ata['center_content_bottom']); ?>
and put your own code there.

if you want to make it a page template, you will have to add
HTML Code:

Template Name: mytemplate template

<?php // Do not delete these lines ?>

at the very begining of the file

ccw Apr 5, 2010 08:55 AM

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Thanks for the reply. That gives me a good starting point.

However, now that I've created a page template, how do I apply it to a page? In my "Attributes" section, I don't have a "Template" area.

(See attached screenshot)

Is this a version issue?

Thanks in advance.

juggledad Apr 5, 2010 09:09 AM

did you put your xxxxx.php in the atahualpa theme folder?

Wimbledon Apr 5, 2010 09:42 AM

Another way you can do this is to activate the Exec-PHP plugin, and then paste the code into a new page. Simple. :)

I'm doing this on another site with custom fields.

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