As a team we’re obviously very passionate about WordPress. And as many of you know we’ve been working hard on the upcoming WP e-Commerce Plugin 3.8 which now utilizes Custom Post Types as means for storing Products in the Database – this is much much tidier then the old solution we “had no choice but to use” in the past.
During that process we have learnt quite a lot about Custom Post Types and as part of our ongoing commitment to WordPress (and to learning in general) we’ve been embarking on what we call an “industry leadership” initiative. What we’ve done is create a new Plugin that lets you import a list of countries into your WordPress site as Custom Post Types. These bad boys have a ton of Custom Meta associated with them ranging from Country Code to Flag Icon. America and Canada have their respective cities included as Custom Meta too (however we’re open to suggestion).
Essentially the goal for a Plugin like this is for it to become a core Plugin that can be used by other Plugins / Plugin developers to wrangle and manage country related information. So for instance for the WP e-Commerce Plugin we can remove tables in the database that store country related information. And we can rely on WordPress to store that data instead. For BuddyPress we would like to see this Plugin being used to enhance BuddyPress Profiles – everybody comes from somewhere!!
Its early days yet but we think it makes a mean proof of concept. If there is any interest in this Plugin let me know. If you can think of a use for this Plugin blog about it or leave a comment. We’re keen to explore all the possibilites with you.
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