I found this wonderful code that allows you to create a link to the most recent post in a category, and it's perfect for what I need. I tried it out, it works great. However, it doesn't include posts from Custom Post Types. (I'm using Wordpress Pods plugin http://wordpress.org/plugins/pods/ to create my CPTs.) How do I modify this to include the posts from my custom post types? Any help is appreciated. Thanks!!

Original thread: How can I link to the most recent post in a category?

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As long as Pods creates standard custom post types, you can simply update the arguments passed to WP_Query . The$post_type parameter will allow you to filter the results based on the specified post type (string) or post types (array).

$latest = new WP_Query( array(
    'category_name' => $request->query_vars['category_name'],
    'posts_per_page' => 1,
    'post_type' => array ( 'post', 'your_custom_post_type' ),
) );

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