People, Places and Items (PPI) is a set of custom post types that allow you to add information about a similar group of objects in a standard way, then display that information as individual units or as a group.
When you create a PPI post, you can insert that individual post anywhere on your site.
Once you’ve created several people, places or items, you can insert them together as a list.
Like news and blog posts, PPI posts can be categorized and tagged, giving you even more options for how to group and display similar information. You could make a page that is only a PPI list, or a list can be intermingled with other content.
Each custom post has two parts:
- Tile: Tiles are the snippets that link to the full post detail page. Tiles can be inserted on any page individually or as a list. Tile content varies by post type, but they typically include the post title, thumbnail image, excerpt and other information.
- Post detail page: This is the full page of the actual post. When users click a tile, they go to the post detail page. For all three post types, you can bypass the post detail page and link to a page on another site instead.
Possible uses: Biographies, faculty directory, team roster, scholar listing and more
You can insert individual People posts on a page, or you can embed a list of people with the option to show filters.
Learn how to:
Possible uses: Office locations, venues, labs, housing locations, community partners and more
For example, you may be a student group that volunteers to garden a dozen vacant lots around the city. Or, you might be a clinical practice group with offices from Chesterfield to the Central West End.
Learn how to: