I've created some Custom Posts for my Wordpress page and I can work fine with them. I can create a new one, edit it and display it in "archive-custom_post_type_name.php" and many more things. I can even use the same category as a normal post.

My huge problem is that I can't display them as a normal post in my website. I want to display mixed between normal posts.

I tryed:

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'my_get_posts' );

function my_get_posts( $query ) {    
    if ( is_home() && $query->is_main_query() )
         $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post', 'actualizacion', 'notificacion' ) );    
    return $query;

But nothing happens. I also tryed:

add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'add_mi_cpt' );
 * @param WP_Query $query
 * @return WP_Query
function add_mi_cpt( $query ) {    
    if ( $query->is_main_query() )
         $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post', 'LISTA_CPT' ) );    
    return $query;

In my wp-admin I can see my Custom Posts between the normal posts, ut my problem with that snippet is that my webpage then gives me a 404 error.

It's anyway to create Custom Post Types and work with theme as normal posts so I can display all theme mixed in my website?



I changed my first snippet and now Custom Post Types displays alright in my WP-Admin "Show all posts" page, but not in the website:

function add_my_post_types_to_query( $query ) {
    if ( is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() )
        $query->set( 'post_type', array( 'post', 'My_Custom_Post_Type_List' ) );
    return $query;
add_action( 'pre_get_posts', 'add_my_post_types_to_query' );

---EDITED 2.0---

Maybe next step is to change the Loop in page.php to display that custom post types in the loop? My loop looks like this:

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

            <?php get_template_part( 'content','page' ); ?>

            // If comments are open or we have at least one comment, load up the comment template.
            if ( comments_open() || get_comments_number() ) :


  • Hi there! So you always want to include your custom posts with other, regular posts? Or you just want to do this on, say, your homepage? – nibnut Feb 1 '17 at 20:13
  • @MacPrawn always with other regular post, not only in the home page. – Roberto Meijide Feb 1 '17 at 20:40

Ok, so I think you could apply the codex example as is:

function search_filter($query) {
  if ( !is_admin() && $query->is_main_query() ) {
    if ($query->is_search) {
      $query->set('post_type', array( 'post', 'actualizacion', 'notificacion' ) );

I think you were just missing the !is_admin() check in there...

Hope this helps!

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  • Yes!! That works great but only works when I search something. What I need is to display them automatically in the posts loop after publish a New Custom Post Type. – Roberto Meijide Feb 1 '17 at 22:44
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    Then I'd try and remove the if ($query->is_search) { around $query->set... – nibnut Feb 1 '17 at 23:04
  • I just tryed that solution and it's 50% ok. Now I can see my Custom Post Types between WP-Admin "Show all posts" mixed between posts. Perfect!! But now I have to display them as if they were normal posts in my webpage because they don't display yet even with this solution. – Roberto Meijide Feb 1 '17 at 23:10
  • maybe I should change something in the page.php Loop? – Roberto Meijide Feb 1 '17 at 23:19
  • Well, the code I showed you should not affect the admin side of things... You say you see all post types when you click on "Posts" in wp-admin? Could it be you did not negate the is_admin() check, as in !is_admin()? (notice the "!")... That could explain why it works in the back-end, but not in the front-end... You probably do not want the back-end to list your custom posts with the regular ones - that's calling for trouble. – nibnut Feb 2 '17 at 10:43

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