Is there a plugin or code of sort that can display the last posts in a custom post type of a blog author? I know there are plugins/codes to display the last posts of the author, but I want to display only their posts in a particular post type I created.

For example, the author posted in the Posts section a blog post. Underneath the blog post, I want to show his last five posts not in the Posts section, but in the Books section, which is a custom post type I made.

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You will need to use a WP Query to search for posts of that category.

It will be something like:

 $author = get_the_author(); // defines your author ID if it is on the post in question

 $args = array(
                 'post_type' => 'book',
                 'post_status' => 'publish',
                 'posts_per_page' => 5, // the number of posts (books) you'd like to show
                 'orderby' => 'date',
                 'order' => 'DESC'
 $results = new WP_Query($args);
//    '<pre>'.print_r($results).'</pre>'; // This is a useful line to keep - uncomment it to print all results found - it can then be used to work out if the query is doing the right thing or not.
while ($results->have_posts()) {
echo '</hr>'; // puts a horizontal line between results if necessary 

wp_reset_postdata(); //re-sets everything back to normal       


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