There are numerous high quality WordPress themes that provide website visitors the ability to query custom post types via multiple drop-down menus. Two that quickly come to mind are targeted towards those that require a real estate solution. The AgentPress theme developed by StudioPress and the deCorum theme developed by ThemeShift are excellent examples. Both themes allow visitors to select from multiple taxonomy terms in order to produce a desired result and both themes serve as a great starting point for creating high quality real estate websites.
What if you wanted to build a custom business directory, a classifieds site, a job listings site or one of the many other sites that could benefit from using custom post types? The themes mentioned above would require a fair amount of code wrangling. I know, because I did just that with AgentPress by hacking both the theme and its companion plugin. I actually ended up with pretty good results when I transformed AgentPress into a business directory however I found myself needing more flexibility. [Read more...]