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Helper functions to make generating WordPress post type labels and taxonomy labels easier
<?php
// Register a Book post type
$args = array(
'labels' => generate_post_type_labels( 'book', 'books' ),
'public' => true,
'publicly_queryable' => true,
'show_ui' => true,
'show_in_menu' => true,
'query_var' => true,
'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'book' ),
'capability_type' => 'post',
'has_archive' => true,
'hierarchical' => false,
'menu_position' => null,
'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'thumbnail', 'excerpt', 'comments' ),
);
register_post_type( 'book', $args );
// Register a Writer taxonomy for Books
$args = array(
'hierarchical' => false,
'labels' => generate_taxonomy_labels( 'writer', 'writers' ),
'show_ui' => true,
'show_admin_column' => true,
'update_count_callback' => '_update_post_term_count',
'query_var' => true,
'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'writer' ),
);
register_taxonomy( 'writer', 'book', $args );
<?php
/**
* Simplify generating post type labels by only needing to enter a singular and plural verison
*
* @param string $singular The singular version of the post type label
* @param string $plural The plural version of the post type label
* @param array $overrides Specific labels to override that might not fit this pattern
* @return array Post type labels
*/
function generate_post_type_labels( $singular = '', $plural = '', $overrides = array() ) {
$lc_plural = strtolower( $plural );
$uc_plural = ucwords( $lc_plural );
$lc_singular = strtolower( $singular );
$uc_singular = ucwords( $lc_singular );
$labels = array(
'name' => $uc_plural,
'singular_name' => $uc_singular,
'menu_name' => $uc_plural,
'name_admin_bar' => $uc_singular,
'archives' => $uc_singular . ' Archives',
'attributes' => $uc_singular . ' Attributes',
'parent_item_colon' => 'Parent ' . $uc_singular . ':',
'all_items' => 'All ' . $uc_plural,
'add_new_item' => 'Add New ' . $uc_singular,
'add_new' => 'Add New',
'new_item' => 'New ' . $uc_singular,
'edit_item' => 'Edit ' . $uc_singular,
'update_item' => 'Update ' . $uc_singular,
'view_item' => 'View ' . $uc_singular,
'view_items' => 'View ' . $uc_plural,
'search_items' => 'Search ' . $uc_singular,
'not_found' => 'Not found',
'not_found_in_trash' => 'Not found in Trash',
'featured_image' => 'Featured Image',
'set_featured_image' => 'Set featured image',
'remove_featured_image' => 'Remove featured image',
'use_featured_image' => 'Use as featured image',
'insert_into_item' => 'Insert into ' . $lc_singular,
'uploaded_to_this_item' => 'Uploaded to this ' . $lc_singular,
'items_list' => ucfirst( $lc_plural ) . ' list',
'items_list_navigation' => ucfirst( $lc_plural ) . ' list navigation',
'filter_items_list' => 'Filter ' . $lc_plural . ' list',
);
return wp_parse_args( $overrides, $labels );
}
/**
* Simplify generating taxonomy labels by only needing to enter a singular and plural verison
*
* @param string $singular The singular version of the taxonomy label
* @param string $plural The plural version of the taxonomy label
* @param array $overrides Specific labels to override that might not fit this pattern
* @return array Taxonomy labels
*/
function generate_taxonomy_labels( $singular = '', $plural = '', $overrides = array() ) {
$lc_plural = strtolower( $plural );
$uc_plural = ucwords( $lc_plural );
$lc_singular = strtolower( $singular );
$uc_singular = ucwords( $lc_singular );
$labels = array(
'name' => $uc_plural,
'singular_name' => $uc_singular,
'menu_name' => $uc_plural,
'all_items' => 'All ' . $uc_plural,
'parent_item' => 'Parent ' . $uc_singular,
'parent_item_colon' => 'Parent ' . $uc_singular . ':',
'new_item_name' => 'New ' . $uc_singular . ' Name',
'add_new_item' => 'Add New ' . $uc_singular,
'edit_item' => 'Edit ' . $uc_singular,
'update_item' => 'Update ' . $uc_singular,
'view_item' => 'View ' . $uc_singular,
'separate_items_with_commas' => 'Separate ' . $lc_plural . ' with commas',
'add_or_remove_items' => 'Add or remove ' . $lc_plural,
'choose_from_most_used' => 'Choose from the most used',
'popular_items' => 'Popular ' . $uc_plural,
'search_items' => 'Search ' . $uc_plural,
'not_found' => 'Not Found',
'no_terms' => 'No ' . $lc_plural,
'items_list' => ucfirst( $lc_plural ) . ' list',
'items_list_navigation' => ucfirst( $lc_plural ) . ' list navigation',
);
return wp_parse_args( $overrides, $labels );
}
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