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I am using a breadcrumb code that will not place a link on two custom single post pages linking back to two custom post type index pages. The full Breadcrumb code can be seen here: http://pastebin.com/xNwXxWv6

if(get_post_type() == 'Portfolio'){
 echo '<a href="' . 'http://www.mysite.com/web-portfolio'  . '">' .  'Portfolio'. '</a>' . $markup;

} else if(get_post_type() == 'Artwork'){
 echo '<a href="' . 'http://www.mysite.com/art-portfolio'  . '">' . 'Artwork' .  '</a>' . $markup;

EDIT: This has been resolved with the code above, thanks all who helped.

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if( !$type == 'portfolio') is confusing. Do you mean if( $type != 'portfolio')? If that's the case, it will help those who answer get a better grip on your logic. !$type looks like a mistake to me at first glance. – Brian Fegter Aug 24 '12 at 19:53
What do you mean by linking to a "single.php template"? You don't link to template files, but rather to posts. WordPress determines the appropriate template file to use to render the current query. Also: please post the rendered output of that code, and explain what you expected that output to be. – Chip Bennett Aug 24 '12 at 20:52
Let me try to rephrase my question: what link are you trying to display there? I assume you're trying to display a link either to a single post of a custom post type, or else the archive index page for that custom post type? – Chip Bennett Aug 25 '12 at 1:36
Also, looking at your pastebin: it looks like you're missing a closing brace on lines 66-68, to correspond to the if statement opening brace on line 63. If so, this question is simply a PHP syntax error, and not WordPress-related. – Chip Bennett Aug 25 '12 at 1:41
if( $type != 'Portfolio') { Why != and not == ? – Tom J Nowell Aug 26 '12 at 13:20
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If you read the codex you will see that is_single accepts post id's / titles / slugs and

If you are using two custom post types then WP will select the right single-POSTNAME.php And in your check you best check the posttype like:

if ( get_post_type() == 'postfolio' ) { /*do stuff*/ }
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I failed to see it does not except templates. I've been reading the codex for a year but it's logic often fails me. Even using the slug, id, or title produces no effect still shows one or the other. Help? – zoaCode Aug 24 '12 at 10:32
@Zoa See my update – janw Aug 24 '12 at 10:54
The echo provided above seems correct, if you made changes to your code update your answer. – janw Aug 24 '12 at 12:39
I've updated my code will you take a look? – zoaCode Aug 24 '12 at 19:35
your { and } are all screwed up you should be getting PHP errors fix that first If you don't see errors turn on WP_DEBUG – janw Aug 25 '12 at 6:44

Referring to the template heirarchy here:


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We can see your choices out of the box are:

  • single.php
  • single-post.php
  • single-{post type}.php

But judging from your problem, I would recommend against using multiple templates.

Instead define via post meta/custom fields wether it is a portfolio or an art piece. You can add a checkbox or radio buttons in the backend to control this, or just manually set it.

$url = '<a href="">artwork url</a>';
$type = get_post_meta($post->ID,'zoa_post_type',true);
if($type == 'portfolio'){
    $url = '<a href="">portfolio url</a>';

Also, is_single doesn't take a template name.


It would appear you neglected to mention you are using 2 different custom post types.

In that case:

if(get_post_type() == 'Portfolio'){
    echo '<a href="' . 'http://www.mysite.com/web-portfolio'  . '">' . 'Portfolio' .  '</a>';
} else if(get_post_type() == 'Artwork'){
    echo '<a href="' . 'http://www.mysite.com/art-portfolio'  . '">' . 'Artwork' .  '</a>';
echo $markup;
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Comments purged. This is not appropriate use of them, we have chat rooms (private if necessary) for that. – Rarst Aug 28 '12 at 13:05

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