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  1. donalyza
    donalyza Published |

    This is what I’ve been looking for. Thanks for the tut. I’m planning to make a music review. How do you add ratings on this post?

  2. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Donalyza, right now, we’re just covering the basics. Then we’ll get through some of the “cooler” stuff. I’ll probably add that as part of the tutorial though.

    If you’re going to follow this tutorial and use ratings through custom fields, I suggest creating a Key named Rating and giving it a Value of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 or so, depending on what you want your ratings to look like. We’ll work on adding images for ratings later on.

  3. donalyza
    donalyza Published |

    yey, looking forward to your next tutorial. thanks!

  4. K
    K Published |

    Hi Justin, a very nice tutorial. Can I use this for “song of the day” on the bottom of every entry instead of books?

  5. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Yes K, you can just use these simple techniques to do whatever you want. We’ll be getting much more complicated than song of the day though.

  6. Marina
    Marina Published |

    Hi Justin, you wrote “Open your file from the previous tutorial (home.php or single.php)”… to which tutorial are you referring to? Thanks and nice tutorial 😀

  7. Justin
    Justin Published |

    Marina, I’m not sure why the text of the of Part 2 of this tutorial is showing in part 1. I’ll try to fix this.

    Update:, I’ve fixed it now. I guess I was so tired when writing Part 2 the other night that I accidentally overwrote this Part 1. I knew I had opened the post to look at something, but I made a boo-boo. I hope you stop back by and follow this section of the tutorial first.

  8. Marina
    Marina Published |

    Cool! Thanks Justin 🙂

  9. deepa
    deepa Published |

    short tutorial but great information. can you give me some idea/code snippet for a custom variable like below.

    Key : available_data
    value : a data value.

    I am looking for a way to display only the posts if the available_data is less than system date (current date)

  10. donalyza
    donalyza Published |

    Hi justin, its me again. I’m just curious why are the custom fields are not showing in my rss reader, the only thing that shows up are the things written in my write post.

  11. Justin
    Justin Published |

    I don’t know how I overlooked your comment for so long. Sorry about that. I’m not sure if this is a custom field thing though. Maybe if you could give a few more details, I could help a little more.

    Custom fields don’t show up in your feeds. I am doing some research into how to fix this issue with WordPress at the moment. That’s the problem with custom fields — they’re not well-documented, which is a reason I’m writing these tutorials.

    It looks like it’s going to take some editing of your feed files to get it to show up in your feed reader though.

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  13. M Martin
    M Martin Published |

    Very thorough, You guys are really expanding on all this and it’s great.

  14. Derek Perkins
    Derek Perkins Published |

    Your tutorial is great. My only question is how you duplicate your fields from post to post. If I’m going to be doing a lot of book reviews, to use your example, I don’t really want to be typing in and creating the keys on every single review I do, especially given that any typos will cause things to display improperly or not at all. Is there any way to automatically duplicate the field keys and then just change the values?

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  17. Jon
    Jon Published |

    Hi, great tutorial!

    How can I get the custom fields into columns? Like this:

    Picture Example Example
    Example Example
    Example Example

  18. Nathan Nash
    Nathan Nash Published |

    Is the label ‘key’ now ‘name’? This is how custom fields are displayed in wordpress 2.9.1

  19. Debbie
    Debbie Published |

    Great post, however, how do I get the page with the excerpts (posts that say continue reading) to be formatted porperly? The fields mix in with the post. Do I have to modify the_excerpt() function to accomodate this?

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