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I've developed a series of plugins which can display categorised custom post types via shortcodes, along the lines of:

[myshortcode myshortcodegroup="groupname"]

This works just fine, however, I only want the custom content to be displayed via the use of a shortcode.

In other words, the content should NOT be accessible via slug/post-name.

  • Please edit your question and add the code you use to register your post type. – Milo Mar 16 '16 at 15:50
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This is most likely a matter of configuring CPT registrations. register_post_type() has a lot of arguments related to visibility and access.

On top of my head to prevent CPT from having front-end links and queries you would want to set publicly_queryable to false.

  • Of course - forget that bit! In actual fact, all I needed to do was to remove 'public' => 'true' from the plugin registration defaults. Thanks. – Matthew Trow Mar 17 '16 at 8:56

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