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Last updated by erik 2 years ago.

Assigned support staff: Shane.

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Tell us what you are trying to do?
Create a relationship link to similar post types

Is there any documentation that you are following?

Is there a similar example that we can see?
Yes (uploaded image)
I'm creating a family-tree directory with association-links to other people that may be: wife, husband, son, daughter, etc.
Is this possible within toolset?

What is the link to your site?
Under development



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Hi Erik,

Thank you for getting in touch.

This appears to be possible with our Toolset plugins. However you may need to separate them into 2 post types such as Parent and Child.

It can get a little more complex that this but it requires some amount of data manipulation based on the record that you're looking at.

So based on this it appears to be a death record.

You may need a post type called Deceased that is the central CPT.

However I think it would be better to have a single post type and then enter the records in their own self contained post type rather than using a relationship between multiple post types.

Please let me know what you think.


Thank you Shane ,
Yes, I have about 250+ records, but they all may share some commonality with each other... as a wife, sister, daughter, etc.
The relationship with other members is an interesting feature... although not sure how to link to already established members.



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Erik,

I understand where you're getting at but the central person should be the deceased.

Complications in the relationship can occur because lets say the Wife of the deceased now becomes deceased. You will need to create a record for her under the Deceased post type while having a duplicate post under the post that holds the wife.

The next thing is the type of relationship data you want. Is it just Wife, Husband, Children ? as each of those will require a separate post type based on how im looking at it.

So if such is the case then you can go ahead and create your post type for Wife, Husband and Children then relate them to deceased cpt using a One to Many with the exception of the Children which would be Many to Many.

Please let me know what you think of this.



Thanks, I think I get it... also, for clarification, all these people are deceased; it's a directory for the buried and their relationship to each other. I titled the post type as 'Descendants' ... and as i understand I'll create one for each" Wife, husband, children, etc.
and to each I'll add the descendants that are entered. I'll obviously find some videos that help show these concepts.
Thank you.



Languages: English (English )

Timezone: America/Jamaica (GMT-05:00)

Hi Erik,

I understand now. This structure can still work given that it's assumed they are all deceased.

If there is anything that needs clarification please let me know.


My issue is resolved now. Thank you!