I am very new to WP coding. I am working for a University where each faculty has been allocated a CPT. We would like it so that the CPT archive looks the same as the main site. I have created the archive-post-type.php file but am at a total loss from there. From what I have seen in other questions is that the homepage is key?

I have this


        // Start the Loop.
        while ( have_posts() ) : the_post();

             * Include the post format-specific template for the content. If you want to
             * use this in a child theme, then include a file called called content-___.php
             * (where ___ is the post format) and that will be used instead.
            get_template_part( 'content-fbe', get_post_format() );

        // Previous/next page navigation.

    else :
        // If no content, include the "No posts found" template.
        get_template_part( 'content', 'none' );


Any suggestions would be really appreciated.


1 Answer 1


Re-name your CPT archive to home.php

Then use pre_get_posts to alter the home page query so only CPT's display

function wpsites_home_page_cpt_filter($query) {
if ( !is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() && is_home() ) {
$query->set('post_type', array( 'your-cpt' ) );


Replace your-cpt with the name of your custom post type.

Note: pre_get_posts won't work with the is_front_page() conditional tag.

  • Does && is_home() mean the homepage of the site? What's happening now is the CPT is displaying the archive in the homepage. Is that right? As I am trying to create 4 homepage like styles for each custom post type archive page.
    – Ollie
    Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 5:36
  • My question subject should be more Homepage as CPT archive, if that helps...
    – Ollie
    Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 5:44
  • Tested and works. Rename archive-cpt.php to home.php where cpt is the name of your custom post type Commented Aug 18, 2014 at 6:55

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