Custom Post Types extend the WordPress back-end to support additional, non-Post content.

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Custom Post Type Slug / Page Slug Conflict - Prevent use of reserved slug on page save?

I have a custom post type of portfolio (slug portfolio) in my theme and all is working well except one thing. When people create a page with a slug of portfolio, eg: example.com/portfolio, the theme ...
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Set post date before 1970

I have a custom post type called books. The books publication date is from between 1700 and 1900. I want to set the post date to these dates(so i can query the results sorted by year) but i can't ...
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get_terms by custom post type

I have two custom post types 'country' and 'city' and a shared taxonomy 'flag'. If I use: <?php $flags = get_terms('flag', 'orderby=name&hide_empty=0'); I get a list of all terms in the ...
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Custom pagination for custom post types (by names)

I have two custom post types that deal with people's names. Right now, in browsing views, it just lists them all alphabetically and the pagination breaks them down by numbers, which isn't terribly ...
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Display all posts starting with given letter?

I'm trying to build Wordpress based dictionary, basically it will have 26 pages (one for each letter): A B C ... X Y Z And every page will display all posts starting with given letter, so after ...
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Redeclare/Change Slug of a Plugin's Custom Post Type

Is it possible to redeclare/change the slug of a plugin's existing custom post type (without simply editing the plugin)? That is, if Plugin X creates a custom post type with the slug /uncookedtoast/, ...
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WordPress dashboard, viewing CPT results in 504

I created a custom post type with a custom taxonomy. I have about 1500 posts all of which are assigned to some sort of taxonomy term...some being assigned to 200+ terms. I noticed that from the ...
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How to use a custom post type archive as front page?

I'd like to use a custom post type archive as a site's front page, so that http://the_site.com/ is a custom post type archive displayed according to my archive-{post-type}.php file. Ideally I ...
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Get terms by taxonomy AND post_type

I have 2 custom post types 'bookmarks' and 'snippets' and a shared taxonomy 'tag'. I can generate a list of all terms in the taxonomy with get_terms(), but I can't figure out how to limit the list to ...
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Getting hierarchical custom post type permalinks to work just like pages

I've dug through every question here on custom post type permalinks, but most seem to be either problems with custom taxonomy rewrites, or the obvious missing of flush_rewrite_rules(). But in my case, ...
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Use register_post_type() to modify an existing post type

There are lots of situations where a theme or plugin registers a post type and you want to modify it. There is of course add_post_type_support() and remove_post_type_support(), but those don't give ...
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Custom Post Type Data in Sidebar widgets?

(note: this question was originally about Custom Fields, but @MikeSchinkel had a better solution involving Custom Post Types) On my site I have several pages which I want to show the same data in the ...
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Creating a relationship between two post types

I want to build a TV series database using WordPress. I have followed some tutorials and I have two custom post types: one for movies, one for and series. I followed this post for the structure. My ...
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How to disable generation of default image sizes for some custom post types?

I used custom post type, where 'thumbnail', 'medium' and 'large' sized not required. I need to disable this sizes and create function or plugin, where i can set, which image size is required for each ...
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Mixing regular and custom post types (with meta_query) on home page

Not sure how to achieve this. I'm trying to mix standard posts and custom posts on a site homepage but I only want to display the custom posts if a meta value is set. Displaying the posts works fine ...
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Wordpress 3.3 custom post type with /%postname%/ permastruct?

There is earlier post with similar title, but it does not look in to the WordPress 3.3, and that is important as 3.3 advertises interestingly: "Use the postname permalink structure without a ...
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How to add custom post type archive page links to nav menu?

I cannot figure this out. There seems to be no checkbox or anything similar in function to add the newly created custom post type archive page into the menu. Also the link must be active, if you are ...
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WordPress Rewrite Rules for Custom Post Type and Taxonomy

I have found this place to be a good source of information in the past through a lot of Googling for the problems I have run into. My question pertains to the verbose rewrite rules WordPress uses. I ...
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Load a script just to custom post type in admin

I have created a custom post type "portfolio" with something like this : $args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'public' => true, 'publicly_queryable' => true, 'show_ui' => ...
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Hide content box with Custom Post Type?

Ive created a custom post type and I want to hide the main textarea content in the publish/edit page. Is it possible ? Thanks!
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Capabilities and Custom Post Types

I have a custom post type that I'd like to restrict access to certain roles however, I've already added content using the custom post type and now I have to make them restricted. The capability_type ...
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Possible to hide Custom Post Type UI/Menu from specific User Roles?

What I'm looking to do is completely hide the UI for a custom post type from specific user roles...Ive previously found many resources on how to disable access to using those CPTs but nothing that ...
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Custom post type, no need for single view, plus want permalink rewrites that include hash in URI

We are using CPT's to manage a frequently asked questions page on a site, where the question is the post title and the answer is the post content. There is a main page for the FAQs that shows all ...
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How to Remove Certain Screen Options and Meta Boxes from add/edit post type?

Now, when you add or edit a particular post within your desired post type, there are more screen options as well. Although, these Screen Options are showing/hiding meta boxes. I would like to be able ...
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Add .html (dot HTML) extension to custom post types

Is there any way to add the .html extension to custom post types without plugin ? For posts I can use /%postname.html on the permalink settings For pages I can use: add_action('init', ...
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Can I assign a template to a custom post type?

can I assign a template file to custom post types? I have created a custom post type called items, and I would like to assign templates to the items like you can do with pages.
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Placing a custom post type menu above the Posts menu using menu_position?

I just figured out the menu_position parameter it seems like you can place the menu of your custom post type almost everywhere. Except above the Posts menu! How can I accomplish that?
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Efficient Taxonomy Intersection

I have many uses for this but I want to know the most performant way of doing what is going to be an expensive operation. As an example I will use a shop. Given: A product brand taxonomy A product ...
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Do I need a nonce field for every meta box I add to my custom post type admin?

I'm currently working on the admin page of my custom post type, and I got stuck on deciding whether to add a nonce field again for the second metabox or not. I'm very new to custom post types, and ...
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How can I bulk upload images and automatically create posts for each one at the same time?

I know how to upload multiple images into an existing post, but this is a different scenario. This is for a large catalog of assets, with each custom post-type post representing an image asset (thus a ...
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How to get a variable number of posts per post type on the main loop?

I'm looking for a way to balance the content at the homepage of my blog: the blog has a few post types like Poscasts, Videos and Blog and I'd like to have let's say 10 Posts on the homepage, but I'd ...
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Change “Enter Title Here” help text on a custom post type

I have a custom post type created for a directory that will end up being sorted alphabetically. I will be sorting the posts in alphabetical order by title, so I want to make sure that the Title is ...
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Query for custom post type? [closed]

I have installed the Custom Post Type UI plugin. After activation of this plugin I have created a custom post type called portfolio. Now I want to use this on the portfolio page in the front-end. How ...
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Multiple Custom Metabox Help

I have been trying to get this worked out for over a year and have tried numerous ways and have not been able to get it to work. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. Here's ...
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Showing User's Post Counts by Custom Post Type in the Admin's User List?

I'm trying to figure out how to hook into the /wp-admin/users.php manage page to create custom columns for showing the number of posts users have for the custom post types on WPHonors.com. I created ...
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How to disable the single view for a custom post type?

I created a custom post type: register_post_type('sample_post_type',array( 'labels' => array( 'name' => _x('Sample Posts', 'post type general name'), 'singular_name' => ...
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Adding a Custom Post Type into the menu screen

I need a way of adding custom post types to the "Appearance-->Menus" option in Wordpress. i have created a custom post type with: register_post_type('produksjoner',$args); All examples I find just ...
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How to change default position of WP meta boxes?

Im wondering if there is a way to change the default position of Wordpresses meta boxes such as "featured image" for custom post types without having to drag them manually? Example:
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Theme localization of “slugs” (custom post types, taxonomies)

in my theme I want to define a series of custom post types and custom taxonomies, each one having its own customized slug; the base language of my theme is english, therefore the slugs will be in ...
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Possible to turn off autosave for single custom post type

So I'm having an issue with my custom fields in my custom post type. For whatever reason the fields save and then clear somewhat randomly... I'm sure it's not random but I'm not sure what's triggering ...
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What is singular.php?

From 4.3 we have a new template, singular.php. I tried to understand what is it, but I didn't get it. :) The page.php for pages. The single.php for every post types. If we have single-[post-type].php ...
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Custom Post Types and template_redirect

I have two custom post types (e.g. post_type_1 and post_type_2) that I would like to redirect to independent templates (single-post_type_1.php and single-post_type_2.php) to handle their display. I ...
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Remove the “View” Link in Post Admin

I have a custom post type that I'm just using just to keep data in but I sometimes share it with others, and I don't want any confusion when the "view" link appears in the admin column. Is there a ...
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Marking future dated post as published

Use case: I have a post type that relates to a music show. The 'show time' is grabbed through the post publish date which is set to some time in the future. I've found a function that takes future ...
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Handling front-end file uploads, considering safety and ease of use

I'm looking to adapt an existing forum-like plugin which has no facility for attaching media. The plugin works as a Custom Post Type, so it would be as "simple" as attaching an image to a post. I am ...
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How to set a default format for a custom post type?

I created a custom post type for my blog, to allow easier separation of content. This new post type supports different post formats, but most of them will be galleries. register_post_type('atelier', ...
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Reducing the use of global $post

When creating meta boxes, in each meta box function it seems a reference to the global $post is passed as a parameter ($event). I prefer this as it seems consistent and less likely to fudge the $post ...
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Custom post type for 'staff' versus using wordpress user profiles?

A scenario I keep coming across is where an organisation might have several staff for whom I want to have some sort of listing and a single profile page with biographical information. Typically I ...
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Where, When, & How to Properly Flush Rewrite Rules Within the Scope of a Plugin?

I am having a bit of a strange issue with rewrite rules not flushing properly. I have tried using flush_rewrite_rules(); and flush_rewrite_rules(true);. I have also tried globalizing $wp_rewrite ...
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Creating a Custom Post Type as a Plugin? Why?

I've been experimenting with creating a Custom Post Type as a plugin (because I've seen this recommended in various places). But I have a question not about the how, but rather the why of building ...