WordPress Article Template plugin fix

A week ago, I upgraded my blog version to the latest version 3.0 and installed few plugins into this blog.
Found a very useful plugins call Article Templates that contribute by Binny V A.

Enables template support for posts and pages. You can see all existing templates in the Manage Templates page.

But found that the plugin does not work as expected. It does not save the template and the whole plugin is not usable.
No choices, I have to debug into WordPress & Article Template plugin in order to make it work for me.
Found the problem due to the “template” does not register as a post type.

So I added in the a line command in order to make it works.


if(isset($_POST['action'])) {
        //FIX BY myhow2guru.com
        // Some Correction that point out by b. murphy. Appreciate that.
        register_post_type( 'template', array(
		'public'  => false,
		'_builtin' => true, /* internal use only. don't use this when registering your own post type. */
	) );
	//FIX BY myhow2guru.com END
	if($_POST['action'] == 'edit') {
		if(!isset($_POST['menu_order'])) $_POST['menu_order'] = 0;
		else { //If the post of any template is set to 1, that is the default template. Set all others to 0
			$wpdb->get_results("UPDATE {$wpdb->posts} SET menu_order='0' WHERE post_type='template' AND post_author='{$current_user->ID}'");
	} elseif($_POST['action'] == 'new') {
?><div class="wrap">
<h2><?php e("Manage Templates"); ?></h2>
wp_enqueue_script( 'listman' );
<table class="widefat">
		<th scope="col"><div style="text-align: center;">ID</div></th>
		<th scope="col">Title</th>
		<th scope="col">Author</th>
		<th scope="col">Created on</th>
		<th scope="col" colspan="3">Action</th>
	<tbody id="the-list">
// Retrieve the templates
$templates = templates_get_users_templates($current_user->ID);
if (count($templates)) {
	$bgcolor = '';
	$class = ('alternate' == $class) ? '' : 'alternate';
	foreach($templates as $template) {
		print "<tr id='post-{$template->ID}' class='$class'>\n";
		$user_info = get_userdata($template->post_author);
		<th scope="row" style="text-align: center;"><?=$template->ID ?></th>
		<td><?=$template->post_title ?></td>
		<td><?=apply_filters('the_author', $user_info->display_name) ?></td>
		<td><?=date(get_option('date_format') . ' ' . get_option('time_format'), strtotime($template->post_date)) ?></td>
		<td><a href='post-new.php?template=<?=$template->post_name?>' class='edit' title='<?=__('Create a new post using this template')?>'><?=__('New Post')?></a></td>
		<td><a href='edit.php?page=article-templates/template_form.php&amp;action=edit&amp;template=<?=$template->ID?>' class='edit'><?= __('Edit'); ?></a></td>
			$link = "post.php?action=delete&amp;post=$template->ID";
			if (function_exists('wp_nonce_url')) {
				$link = wp_nonce_url($link, 'delete-post_' . $template->ID);
		?><a href='<?=$link?>' class='delete' onclick="return confirm('<?php e(addslashes("You are about to delete this template '{$template->post_title}'. Press 'OK' to delete and 'Cancel' to stop."))?>');"><?=__('Delete')?></a></td>
	} else {
	<tr style='background-color: <?php echo $bgcolor; ?>;'>
		<td colspan="4"><?php e('No templates found.') ?></td>
<a href="edit.php?page=article-templates/template_form.php&amp;action=new"><?php e("Create New Template")?></a>

11 Comments to “WordPress Article Template plugin fix”

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  3. MrBoris 5 July 2010 at 3:40 am #

    I have made as you have written. The plug-in doesn’t save all the same

  4. Andrés 10 July 2010 at 6:07 am #

    Thanks for the info, but I know exactly where I put this
    code as the WP3.0 upgrade this plugin stopped working

  5. b. murphy 21 July 2010 at 3:25 am #

    I had the same issue @MrBoris. Move the myhow2guru fix up out of the if/elseif clause. This takes care of editing and creation.

  6. h2Guru 21 July 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Hi b.murphy,

    Thanks for pointing out the problem and the solutions.

  7. christiane 26 July 2010 at 6:34 pm #

    klasse! ich habe deinen code als neue manage.php gespeichert und hochgeladen- nun kann ich templates speichern. vielen dank

  8. h2Guru 26 July 2010 at 7:27 pm #

    Hi Christiane,

    Great to hear that.

  9. Nichole 3 August 2010 at 2:05 am #

    Thanks for the fix!

  10. Binny V A 7 August 2010 at 2:10 am #

    I am the author of this plugin. Thanks for the fix. Its now in the plugin code base. You saved me a lot of work. 🙂

  11. h2Guru 7 August 2010 at 10:31 pm #

    Hi Binny,

    You are welcome.
    Just to contribute back the solution to a useful plugin.

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