PodsCast #002: Data Structure Planning: !important;

Pods is one of the many great ways to use WordPress as a highly-customizable content management system. Success in these types of projects is often contingent on proper planning. On this episode, we discuss how to choose the right content types, and relationships between them.

This is a live event, which will be held on Tuesday March 17th at 3PM eastern, so you can join in and ask the Pods team any questions you have about choosing the right content types, field types and how to get the most out of relationship fields to connect your content types. There will be live music and live diagraming!

If you are watching live, you can ask questions in the #podscast channel of our Slack or by tweeting them at us. All episodes of the Podscast can be viewed at any time on our Youtube channel.

Show Notes

PodsCast #001: Find’ing Your Way with Pods:Find()

We are happy to announce the PodsCast, a live, bi-monthly video podcast with Pods team members. Each week we will spend about an hour talking about a specific part of Pods and answering user questions. Users can submit their questions on twitter using the hashtag #podscast or the #podscast channel in our Slack.

For our first episode we will be investigating the find method of the Pods class–our version of WP_Query. It’s at the heart of almost everything you do with Pods. We will be discussing how it works, how to use it and how to read the big green chart on its docs page.

You can watch live, at 2PM eastern on Tuesday March 2nd, or view the recording afterwords right here:

 

Show Notes

Announcing Pods Stream Connector & Our First Pods Intern

I’m happy to announce that today, the Pods Stream Connector plugin for Stream,  the real-time tracking system, for the WordPress Admin is available on WordPress.org. This plugin currently supports ONLY extra Stream activity regarding modifications within Advance Content Types, but more activity will be integrated in the future.

To use: Simply have Stream installed and connected, have Pods Framework activated, and have an Advanced Content Type setup (requires the Advanced Content Type Pods component activated). The plugin is very simple to setup and as of right now and has no built-in options. When activated, this plugin tracks Add / Update / Delete changes for Advanced Content Type data.

Our First Pods Intern

Also, you may notice that a new name writing this post — Let me introduce myself, I’m Nikhil Vimal, a 15 year-old WordPress developer with a knack for building plugins. I haven’t really made an official announcement post myself, but I’m currently what the team calls a “Niktern”. I’m interning with the Pods team to gain experience for better development and to glean insight from the awesome team running the project.