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

learn more… | top users | synonyms (1)

4
votes
6answers
1k views

Creating relationships between multiple content types [closed]

I'm working on a site where there are multiple content types in addition to the built-in ones (see list below). I'd like to establish the ability to mark related content in any direction, from any ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

Redesigning Custom Post Type “Add New” page

I've been browsing all over google for a solution to this. I'm writing a custom post types plugin for work to log-in visitors that we get. I initially wrote a mock-up without custom post types, then I ...
4
votes
4answers
7k views

How do I add a new custom post format?

How do I add a new custom format while making a post in WordPress? The default formats are standard, aside, image, gallery... I want to add a new format of 'xyz' name. How can I do it?
4
votes
3answers
961 views

Best Way to Create a List of Musician Gigs in WordPress

I am currently designing a musician's wordpress theme, and am looking to create a user-controlled dynamic gig list. I've done this before using PHP, but am wondering what the best way to do it in ...
4
votes
3answers
3k views

Creating a default Custom Post Template that a Theme can override

I'm in the midst of building a Wordpress Plugin that adds a custom post type, for which I'd like to include a default template to display. Essentially, this is an event management plugin, and the ...
4
votes
3answers
5k views

Custom Post Type Archives by Date and Taxonomy

Lets use the classic example of a custom post type called "movies", with its own taxonomy called "genre". By registering the custom post type (with a "movie" slug), the permalinks are already set up ...
4
votes
2answers
2k views

Programmatically publish a post (custom post type) with custom fields

I have a custom post type 'Participant' with many custom fields. I also have a form with corresponding input fields for the user to fill out. When he submits the form, I want a new post to be ...
4
votes
3answers
7k views

Hook for post and page load

I need to run a function when a particular post or page is loaded. Is there any hook that lets me check whether a post is being displayed during page load ?
4
votes
2answers
6k views

Custom post type - order field

In a custom post type, is there a way to include the "order" field that is available for pages? Is there any built-in logic that prevents duplicate values in the "order" field? The idea is to be ...
4
votes
3answers
2k views

How do I change the author of a custom post type?

I have made a custom post type and need to be able to create posts and assign them to authors. It is easy to do this with posts as you can go to the bulk edit screen and immediately change the author. ...
4
votes
4answers
6k views

Sorting a query by custom field date

EDIT: Reworded the question for more clarity I'm trying to sort by custom meta box data, which I am converting to a date using the strtotime function, but I'm having some difficulty. My chief ...
4
votes
4answers
6k views

Fail to compare dates in meta_query

This is the piece of code I use to get event posts whom date metadata is newer than today : <?php query_posts( array( 'post_type' => 'concerts', 'meta_key' => ...
4
votes
3answers
645 views

Post formats “audio” and “video” only showing in index.php

I have files in my theme called single-audio.php and single video.php, but when I click on an audio post-format or video post-format wordpress uses the index.php instead of my single-audio.php or ...
4
votes
5answers
7k views

How do I get the permalink of a custom post type?

I can get the permalink of a specific post tag or category, but what if I want to get the permalink of a custom post type? I can't find anything in the Codex or anywhere else about how to do this.
4
votes
4answers
4k views

meta_query for keys that aren't yet set

I'm trying to query for a custom post type for a gallery system. I have a checkbox to set a gallery as a "featured" gallery (set up through More Fields plugin) - if this is checked then the meta value ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Search multiple custom fields by using meta_query

I'm trying to create a search results listing for a custom post type and the problem I'm running in to is with the way the 'meta_query' parameter is stringing the passed values together. It appears ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Possible to change the URL for the regular post type without affecting the URL of other custom post types?

The Dilemma I have a few custom post types: Portfolio Items Testimonials FAQs The URL structures for these custom post types are: mysite.com/portfolio/name-of-custom-post ...
4
votes
4answers
3k views

Front end registration/login & publish/update 1 custom post

I want to be able to allow a user to register/login via a front end form and be able to create 1 custom post which only they will be able to edit and update via a front end form. This will be part of ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

why doesn't the_content() work in this {single-custom_post_type.php} page?

This code is from my page single-publication.php. It outputs the relevant custom fields etc (here wrapped in template tags), but the_content() won't output the post content. I've resorted to using ...
4
votes
1answer
373 views

Can I make user role that can only access a certian content type?

I would like make a custom role that can only access a custom content type that I'm going to be creating in the admin. Is that possible and does any know of any examples or tutorias that I should ...
4
votes
3answers
1k views

Setting a custom sub-path for blog without using pages?

Warning: fairly pedantic request ahead. I have a design that makes use of posts (I.e., the blog) and a custom post type called "howto". The site front page ("/") has a template that displays the ...
4
votes
5answers
3k views

the_author_posts_link() for authors of custom post types

I have both regular blog posts and a custom post type in a blog. The page template shows the author posts link. If you click on that link for an author that has authored some posts, that page ...
4
votes
2answers
989 views

Why does my custom WP role need edit_posts to edit images?

This may be obvious to someone other than myself. I think I remember reading somewhere that an "image" is indeed a form of "post". I have a custom post type called "listing" I have a custom WP role ...
4
votes
2answers
5k views

Custom Post Type Archive Page: Set Posts Per Page, Paginate

I have a custom post type called video. Would like to paginate its archive page, showing only 3 posts on each page. There is also a custom loop on the archive page that outputs all the video posts ...
4
votes
3answers
994 views

Custom Post Types 404 Issue

I dont know why my custom post types render the Page not found. This is the code I am using to register custom posts. www.example.com/products/product1/ renders 404 where as ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

How to order adjacent posts (prev / next) by custom field value?

I am using the More Fields and More Types plugins to create a custom post type called product. This custom type is based on the Post type. One of the fields is named lot which is an integer ...
4
votes
1answer
69 views

Admin Filter - Add Post Type Description on Post Type Page

WordPress allows adding descriptions to Custom Post Types whenever it's registered. ( register_post_type(). I would like to output that title on the Admin Landing Page ( View All Post Type ) ...
4
votes
1answer
93 views

get_the_ID() is working on my local development but not on staging server

Great to see a StackExchange for WP! Ok so I'm working on pulling images and dates from piklist custom post types and I got this working on my local, BUT when I move it to WPEngine I get a white page ...
4
votes
1answer
171 views

How to show Y number of custom posts after every X normal posts?

I have a loop within a loop. I figured out how to show all or X number of custom posts after Y number of normal posts. I also figured out how to show 1 custom post after every Y normal posts. How do I ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Filter custom post types in admin not working

Hello I'm wondering if anyone can help me figure this out. Essentially when I click on my custom post type 'Portfolio' in admin, I see a list of 'Services' next to posts, but when I click on one to ...
4
votes
2answers
3k views

How do i display the post type title?

Hi i was wondering if there is a way that i can display the custom post type title. For example: I have a custom post type entitled "Pretty Little Liars" and it also shows on the homepage, but how ...
4
votes
2answers
533 views

Returning search results by relevance, including Custom Post Types

The default WordPress search setup isn't really working for my website's setup. I have two custom post types (species, glossary) which I'd like to search for, as well as the standard post type. The ...
4
votes
1answer
519 views

Two Custom Post Types, Share Two Taxonomies

I have two custom post types Hotels Things to do And I have two taxonomies Activities Regions So when a user sees a Hotel (custom post): the user can then see the region it's in what ...
4
votes
1answer
3k views

Custom sortable columns ordered by meta-value?

I have no idea why my sortable function does not sort my "events" my a custom post-meta. I have a custom-post-type named wr_event… I have my custom columns set up and my post-meta is shown in the ...
4
votes
5answers
3k views

Remove slug in taxonomy url

Just wondering, how can remove slugs from some URLS. I'm using a custom post type called exhibitors, and some taxonomies to define those exhibitors (eg: featured-guests, publishers etc.): Right now ...
4
votes
2answers
4k views

Adding post tags to custom post types

Standard WordPress post types have "Post Tags" which can be used to "tag" posts with similar content, makes those similar posts easily accessible just by opening that particular tag page and receiving ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Page as child in custom post type slug?

I have the following structure: /projects (archive of cpt projects with template archive-projects.php) /projects/project-1 (single view of cpt with template single-projects.php) /projects/downloads ...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

How to filter custom posts by tags and custom fields?

I'm planning a site for a client who wants users to be able to filter upcoming events by the following criteria: Type i.e. Comedy, Theatre, Music etc. Date Daily or Weekend Duration Daily or Half ...
4
votes
1answer
2k views

Create page to handle form submission

I currently have some custom post types "shops" (actually more like pages than posts) and a custom taxonomy "products" linked to those post types. I'm attempting to create a form (via shortcode) that ...
4
votes
2answers
242 views

Show the First Post from Each of 3 Different Post Types on a Web Page?

I have 3 different custom post types: 1.) "events", 2.) "winners" and 3.) "offers". How would I go about retrieving the first (latest) post in each of these post types on a single web page (i.e a home ...
4
votes
5answers
3k views

How to replicate some of Drupal Views functionality in WordPress?

I admit, I still think in Drupal. (In choosing between developing in WordPress and Drupal, I still tend to favor Drupal, because I haven't yet figured out a few things on the WordPress side.) Can ...
4
votes
1answer
594 views

Creating a Custom Post Type for Inserting Preset Content into Post & Pages?

In response to Mike Schinkel's comment (see below) on my post about how to pre-populate content (essentially using a content template)... @Scott B I mean why did you support a file on disk ...
4
votes
2answers
575 views

Implementing “Video of the Day” Feature?

I'd like to add a new area on a WordPress 3.0 site that contains a new video from YouTube each day. This video would be manually picked, and manually added each day. I'm not sure how to properly set ...
4
votes
1answer
94 views

Restrict a Post Types Post Status

I have a custom post type and a completely custom user interface to access it, and would like these posts to have a publish status. I know how to make them skip trash and be deleted immediately, but ...
4
votes
1answer
217 views

How make get_next_post() return first post when viewing last one

I need a way to link to the first and the last post (CPT) created. For example, I'm in the last post and if I click in "next" I should go to the first. Now i have this <?php $next_post = ...
4
votes
2answers
1k views

Adding content to archive and taxonomy pages on custom post types?

I have a custom post type named "Products" and a taxonomy called "Usage". On my "Products" landing page I'd like to have custom content that can be edited via WYSIWYG by the client. Same goes for the ...
4
votes
1answer
1k views

Using Custom Fields in Custom Post Type URL

I'm developing a car site that has showrooms. Each showroom needs it's own custom URL based on it's location. The location (City and County/State) is already inserted as two custom fields. So for ...
4
votes
1answer
968 views

Post revisions don't save or show up only for custom post types

My website makes use of a number of custom post types as well as the traditional "posts" and "pages" types. For all "posts" and "pages" revisions show up as they should, with a history of edits ...
4
votes
1answer
365 views

Custom post type capabilities

I've got a somewhat unique scenario that I would appreciate some assistance with. I have a custom post type, coin, for content that is automatically created by an custom import process. I would like ...
4
votes
1answer
412 views

When we register a custom taxonomy or post type, does the WP database modified at all?

When you use the register post type and register taxonomy functions in your functions.php, where do all that setting info get stored in regards to the CT's and CPT's you are registering? I'm talking ...