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Where are custom types stored? Because when a custom type is created, in wp_posts, the post type is set to the <new_custom_post_type>. But where are the details of the new custom post type stored??

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The details of custom post types aren't stored anywhere, they're loaded at runtime with each request via register_post_type calls.

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hmmmm, ok, thats y when I was trying to search for the info in the database, was not seeing them, thanks! –  Noor Apr 19 '12 at 16:16
That is not true at all. –  Bainternet Apr 19 '12 at 16:52
This may be true of the definition of the custom post type, but it does not address the question of where the data associated with each instance of a custom post type is stored. –  Bob Jones Aug 18 '14 at 19:49
@BobJones the question mentions the wp_posts table, so it seems pretty clear they know where the post data is stored. but if you have a different interpretation of the question, then perhaps you should add your own answer. –  Milo Aug 19 '14 at 0:54

I finally found the custom post type data. It is stored in the wp_post table where post_type = custom post type (e.g. "products"). The field (column) data is stored in wp_postmeta where the meta_key is the column name and meta_value is the column value.

This query will bring back all data associated with the custom post type "products":

SELECT P.ID, P.post_title, M.meta_key, M.meta_value
FROM wp_posts AS P
INNER JOIN wp_postmeta AS M ON M.post_id = P.ID
WHERE P.post_type = 'products' and P.post_status = 'publish'
ORDER BY post_title, meta_key
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