So, I started to experiment with a GraphQL plugin for WP, and was wondering how it'd work with Pods.

I came across a question on that plugin's GitHub that's pretty much the same thought I had. The maintainers supplied an answer:

Each Custom Post Type and Custom Taxonomy you want to add to the Schema should have the following fields set:

  • show_in_graphql (bool)

  • graphql_single_name (string)

  • graphql_plural_name (string)

I think I know how to do it with directly creating a custom post type register_post_type() in PHP, but not sure how I'd do it in Pods.

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You can definitely add filters for pods_register_post_type_{your_pod} and pods_register_taxonomy_{your_pod}. I'd love to build in support for GraphQL into Pods itself at some point. Just a matter of adding the checks if GraphQL is available and showing the options in the UI, similar to how we do our REST API options in the UI.

add_filter( 'pods_register_post_type_mycpt', 'add_pods_graphql_support' );
add_filter( 'pods_register_taxonomy_mytax', 'add_pods_graphql_support' );

function add_pods_graphql_support( $options ) {

    $options['show_in_graphql'] = true;
    $options['graphql_single_name'] = $options['labels']['name'];
    $options['graphql_plural_name'] = $options['labels']['singular_name'];

    return $options;

  • Thank you! Was not expecting an answer from the maintainer :) I tried it out, and it seems adding the support (via $options['show_in_graphql'] = true;) does something, but breaks something on the GraphQL plugin side. I'll have to look into it! Nov 29, 2017 at 13:41
  • is it possible to query fields too? We have a custom taxonomy which we have registered for graph like so add_filter( 'pods_register_taxonomy_pa_0500_provider', 'add_pods_graphql_support' ); The the provider also has a pods field attached to it , "logo" But we cant see that in the graphql query response. Sep 19, 2019 at 5:28
  • Thank you, this works for me, but I also need to add to the graphql schema all the custom fields I assigned to the pods custom type.. is there a way to do that?
    – smarques
    Jul 26, 2021 at 10:50

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