I create a custom post type (features) in my theme with Advanced Custom Field. I want to know how i can create a shortcodes of my custom post type. so that i just used a shortcode of that custom post type of any page to display a informations that i added in my custom post type (features).


For shortcode, you can use add_shortcode function of Wordpress theme`s function.php.

function shortcode_video_slider()
<div class="cr-carousel">
    $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'video_slider') ); //Change video_slider with your custom post name.
    if ( $loop->have_posts() ) :
        while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); ?>

                <?php if ( has_post_thumbnail() ) { ?>
                    <div class="pimage">
                        <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?></a>
                <?php } ?>
                    <div class="cr-slider-content">
                <div class="ptitle">
                    $terms = get_the_terms( get_the_ID() , 'video_slider_tex' );
                    // Loop over each item since it's an array
                    if ( $terms != null ){
                    foreach( $terms as $term ) {
                    <h2><a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php echo $term->name; ?></a></h2>
                    unset($term); } }?>
                <div class="cr-video-link">
                    $cr_video_link = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'video_link', true );
                    echo '<a target="_blank" href="' . $cr_video_link . '" class="wplightbox" title="WordPress Carousel Plugin" data-width="1024" data-height="576">YouTube Lightbox</a>';
                <div class="cr-video-cat">
                    <div class="cr-slide-category"><span> For</span> <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?>"><?php echo get_the_title(); ?></a></div>

        <?php endwhile;
        if (  $loop->max_num_pages > 1 ) : ?>
            <div id="nav-below" class="navigation">
                <div class="nav-previous"><?php next_posts_link( __( '<span class="meta-nav">&larr;</span> Previous', 'domain' ) ); ?></div>
                <div class="nav-next"><?php previous_posts_link( __( 'Next <span class="meta-nav">&rarr;</span>', 'domain' ) ); ?></div>
        <?php endif;

Now you can use [custom_video_slider] where ever you want to display the posts.

  • I used this code at the top of the section of feature.php where i set the custom post type(features) <?php function shortcode_features() { ?> and add this at the end of section :<?php } add_shortcode('custom_shortcode_features','shortcode_features'); ?> but it is not working – ruby Aug 24 at 6:56
  • Paste this code in your child themes function.php and replace post_type with your custom post type name. – gaurav mishra Aug 24 at 7:07
  • I create custom post type through the Advanced custom field ,pls let me know how can i used it in functions.php – ruby Aug 24 at 7:18
  • You should mention this in your question, that you have used ACF for the custom post type. – gaurav mishra Aug 24 at 8:37
  • Sorry i forget to mention this , i want to edit my questions but a canntot found the edit button so i send my next questions to mention it and add code . – ruby Aug 24 at 8:44

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