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

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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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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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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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add_image_size() for specific Post Types

set_post_thumbnail_size( 80, 80, true ); // true for all post types Suppose I have two post types in play on my blog: Post, Video and Product. I may want a 80x80 image size for my posts, but 100x100 ...
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Custom bulk_action

I would like to add a custom bulk action to a custom post type. I came across the filter bulk_actions-screenid, which according to its documentation, would do exactly as I wish. However, after about ...
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Saving Taxonomy Terms

I have an interesting problem which I hope someone can quickly answer. I have created my own metabox which, based on "MY METABOX CODE" (list below) is correctly displaying a dropdown list of all my ...
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Integrating a custom post type into a page hierarchy

I'm creating a theme with a custom post type for team members, I've also got the following page structure: about <-- this is a page about/team-members <-- this is a page, lists all the team ...
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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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Remove slug from custom post type post URLs

It seems that all web resources based on the subject of removing a custom post type slug ie yourdomain.com/CPT-SLUG/post-name are now very outdated solutions often referencing pre WP version 3.5 ...
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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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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 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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Is It Possible To Add Custom Post Type Menu As Another Custom Post Type Sub Menu

I currently developing a wordpress plugin that is using two custom post types. What I want to know here: is it possible to add a custom post type menu as another custom post type's sub menu?
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Enable revisions for custom post type

I have created a custom Post Type, and Registered it. Can someone help me how to enable revisions to Custom Post type?
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Adding an Archive of Posts to the Navigation Menu in WordPress 3.0

Hay all, I'm playing around with WordPress 3.0 and two (2) of the new features, Custom Post Types and the Menu Editor. I've started off by creating a new post type called "products", as you've ...
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Adding custom post type archives to a WordPress menu

Is there a way (besides adding a Custom Link) to add a custom post type archive to a menu in WordPress? If it's added using a custom link (e.g. /cpt-archive-slug/), WordPress does not apply classes ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Add Custom Fields to Custom Post Type RSS

I'd like to add custom fields in my custom post type to the RSS feed for that post type located at http://example.com/feed/?post_type=my_custom_post_type I've seen info on doing this for the regular ...
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How to Add Custom Fields to a Custom Post Type?

Ok, so I have registered a few custom post types and a few taxonomies. Now, for the life of me, I cannot figure out the code I need to add a Custom Field to my Custom Post Type. I need a drop down ...
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Custom Taxonomy specific to a Custom Post type

I want to create a custom taxonomy which behaves similar to the post type as a category behaves to a the default posts (on the grounds of /%category%/%postname%/ permalink structure) so that the posts ...
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How to rewrite URI of custom post type?

The site that I am working on uses the following "pretty" permalink structure: http://example.com/blog/my-special-post But for a custom post type my client would like to avoid having a "pretty" ...
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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 remove custom post type archive

I have a custom post type called "recipe" with the has_archive parameter set to true. Visiting mysite.com/recipe/ gives a basic archive list of all the recipes posted and a page title of "Recipes". So ...
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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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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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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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How do I safely change the name of a custom post type?

I made a custom post type called 'portfolio' but I want to change it to 'projects'. What would be the exact steps I need to take in order to safely change the name and prevent the custom post type ...
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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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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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Row actions for custom post types?

I'm working on a plugin, which converts a site into a feedback sort of portal. I made a new object page, 'Feedbacks', which displays all the feedbacks is a tabular format, and I'm using ...
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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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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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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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Custom Post Type Plugin: Where Do I Put The Template?

I'm writing a custom post type plugin. Part of it I'm outputting to the template via shortcodes. But other parts need a custom post template, and I figured out how to use the template hierarchy for ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it possible to remove WYSIWYG for a certain Custom Post Type?

I dont want to use the WYSIWYG at the top of my Custom Post Type. I want to use a custom field textarea that i can place at bottom of my list of custom fields instead. Is this possible?
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Using save_post to replace the post's title

I am using custom posts, and in these, I don't a need for the title. This causes Wordpress to set the titles of my posts to "Auto Draft". I'd like to change the title's value to something else, ...
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don't publish custom post type post if a meta data field isn't valid

I have a custom post type (CPT) called event. I have a meta box for the type with several fields. I would like to validate some fields before publishing an event. For example, if an event's date is ...