I have created the following query in order to get several post types in a custom page, which so far works:

            $args = array(
                'post_type' => array('things', 'people', 'post'),
                'posts_per_page' => -1,

            $query = new WP_Query( $args );
            $postcount = 0;

        <?php if ($query->have_posts()) : ?>
        <?php while ($query->have_posts()) : $query->the_post(); ?>

             <?php the_title( '', '', true ); ?>

        <?php $count++; // Increase the count by 1 ?>       
        <?php endwhile; endif; // END the Wordpress Loop ?>
        <?php wp_reset_query(); ?>

I want to have each post type with a class, or several classes. If it is a people custom post type, add the class people around. How can I do it?

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The post_class function will do this for you automatically within the loop:

<div <?php post_class(); ?>>

which will add some combination of these classes:

  • .post-[id]
  • .[post-type]
  • .type-[post-type]
  • .status-[post-status]
  • .format-[post-format] (default to 'standard')
  • .post-password-required
  • .post-password-protected
  • .has-post-thumbnail
  • .sticky
  • .hentry (hAtom microformat pages)
  • .[taxonomy]-[taxonomy-slug] (includes category)
  • .tag-[tag-name]

You can also get just the post type within the loop via the get_post_type function:

<?php echo get_post_type(); ?>

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