[Support request] Custom Archive Template for CPT – details outside of article tag

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  • #1929368
    Jeff

    I have a custom post type (“chapter”, as in membership chapter); am using ACF for custom fields.

    The issue I’m having is with the archive for the CPT.

    I’m using a child theme. I cloned “archive.php” and named it “archive-chapter.php” in the child theme directory.

    With one exception, the information is displaying just fine.

    The exception is that the rendering of the custom field data is happening OUTSIDE of the “article” tag that displays the entry header, entry title, and permalink.

    I kept the line: “generate_do_template_part( ‘archive’ );”

    My problem occurs whether my custom fields rendering code is just above or just below that line.

    I hope this makes sense. If so, what can I do to have the custom fields rendered WITHIN the article in which the entry title appears?

    #1929678
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Hi Jeff,

    Can you share w/ us how you’re adding the ACF on the template? Is it coded manually within the child theme template?

    Or perhaps hooked in using a Hook Element? Let us know.

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    #1930096
    Jeff

    It is coded manually within the child theme template. I’m using WordPress get_post_meta, not the ACF functions.

    Full file is here in pastebin

    #1930820
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    This is the one incharge for the <article> tags inside the loop. https://github.com/tomusborne/generatepress/blob/b60b853630da6d9015722da903e53c8064148b0a/content.php

    And your code is outside of it so it will be rendered outside of the article tags.

    If I may suggest:

    There’s no need to create a child theme template for this if you simply want to add more post meta items on the post articles on an archive page.

    I believe a Hook Element will suffice.

    Try adding this code (one taken from your file) to a Hook Element’s code area.

    /* Get the metas */
    $location = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'location', true);
    $contact_person = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'contact_person', true);
    $contact_telephone = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'contact_telephone', true);
    $contact_email = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'contact_email', true);
    $href_contact_email = '<a href="mailto:' . $contact_email . '">';
    $monthly_meeting = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'monthly_meeting', true);
    $notice = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'notice', true);
    
    <div class="acf">
        <div class="location"><span class="label">Location:</span><br />
        <span class="address"><?php echo $location;?></span></div>
        <div class="contact_person"><span class="label">Contact Person:</span><?php echo $contact_person;?></div>
        <div class="contact_telephone"><span class="label">Contact Telephone:</span><?php echo $contact_telephone;?></div>
        <div class="contact_email"><span class="label">Contact Email:</span><?php echo $href_contact_email . $contact_email . '</a>';?></div>
        <div class="monthly_meeting"><span class="label">Monthly Meeting:</span><?php echo $monthly_meeting;?></div>
        <?php if ( !empty($notice) ) : ?>
        <div class="notice"><?php echo $notice;?></div>
        <?php endif; ?>
        </div>

    You then set the hook to “generate_before_content”. (or check the hooks with content.php).

    Make sure to check “Execute PHP”.

    On the Display Rule tab, set Location to the archive of your CPT. Save the hook and check the CPT archive page on the front end if it shows correctly.

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    #1930900
    Jeff

    Elvin –

    That is so excellent. Thank you so much. It works perfectly. (The hook I used is generate_after_entry_title, by the way.)

    You helped me realize that this is essentially equivalent to writing a function in my functions.php file (e.g., “render_chapter_archive()”) with the above code and doing an add_action that hooks that function to the generate_after_entry_title hook. I just disabled the GP element to test things, and it works nicely.

    I did have this line at the beginning of my function:
    if ( ! is_post_type_archive( 'chapter' ) ) return;

    (I do like the convenience of the GP hook element, though.)

    And you’re right: to do stuff like this, there’s no need to create a custom child theme template.

    Your and your team’s support is great. Great support for a great product. Appreciated.

    Best,
    Jeff Cohan

    #1930904
    Elvin
    Staff
    Customer Support

    Nice one! πŸ˜€

    As for the usage of Hook Element: In general, use with a bit of caution.

    Some users get carried away and use it as a substitute for Code Snippets plugin or Child theme’s functions.php.

    Hook Element is mainly for presentation purposes. It’s for hooking things to for the front end. (like in your case here)

    Some users may sometimes use it for adding PHP filters for things. While it may work in some cases, that’s not recommended. πŸ˜€

    Glad you got it sorted. No problem. πŸ™‚

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