I have been trying to find a way to disable the Add New button in my custom post type that I have generated using CPT UI plugin. I have tried this solution - How can I remove the "Add New" button in my custom post type? but no luck.

I know there is a way to do it in register_post_type function, however, my post type was already created using the plugin and have some data saved already. If I use the function, I will have to create all the contents all over again.

Please help

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    Changing a post type setting isn't going to delete your content. – Milo Nov 16 '18 at 16:28
  • you could always just hide it with CSS. – RiddleMeThis Nov 16 '18 at 18:08

Thanks Milo. Didn't consider adding the register_post_type in my functions before because I thought it would interfere with the existing custom post type I made in CPT UI, turns out that it is useful and it override the CPT UI post type.

I used the same slug and it automatically connected the data to the manually created post type. Here's the code:

function create_post_type() {
register_post_type( 'office_post', array(
  'capability_type' => 'post',
  'capabilities' => array(
    'create_posts' => false, // Removes support for the "Add New" function ( use 'do_not_allow' instead of false for multisite set ups )
  'labels' => array(
    'name' => __( 'Office' ),
    'singular_name' => __( 'Office' )
  'map_meta_cap' => true, // Set to `false`, if users are not allowed to edit/delete existing posts
  'public' => true,
  'menu_icon' => 'http://architecture.com/testdrive/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/logo-white-e1524992076968.png',
add_action( 'init', 'create_post_type' );

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