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When do I create the Custom Post Type, does it only need to be done once when the plugin is installed (so once), or do I need to do it each time in the constructor? Or does it not matter?

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Post types and taxonomies have to be registered on 'init' for each request. Even the built-in post types are registered this way.

The posts for your post type are stored permanently in your data base.

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