I'm probably missing something unless it's really not possible, for some reason I can't get my function to only execute on the new and edit page of a custom post type (the new not being a problem):

I'm currently using:

if ((isset($_GET['post_type']) && $_GET['post_type'] == 'events') || (isset($post_type) && $post_type == 'tf_events')) {
    add_action('admin_init', "admin_head");

However this only works for adding a new post where the URL is:


But for editing a post it doesn't work, where the URL is:


(although the post type isn't added to the link attribute)

WORKING CODE (See Mark's response below):

// 7. JS Datepicker UI

function events_styles() {
    global $post_type;
    if( 'tf_events' != $post_type )
    wp_enqueue_style('ui-datepicker', get_bloginfo('template_url') . '/css/jquery-ui-1.8.9.custom.css');

function events_scripts() {
    global $post_type;
    if( 'tf_events' != $post_type )
    wp_enqueue_script('jquery-ui', get_bloginfo('template_url') . '/js/jquery-ui-1.8.9.custom.min.js', array('jquery'));
    wp_enqueue_script('ui-datepicker', get_bloginfo('template_url') . '/js/jquery.ui.datepicker.min.js');
    wp_enqueue_script('custom_script', get_bloginfo('template_url').'/js/pubforce-admin.js', array('jquery'));

add_action( 'admin_print_styles-post.php', 'events_styles', 1000 );
add_action( 'admin_print_styles-post-new.php', 'events_styles', 1000 );

add_action( 'admin_print_scripts-post.php', 'events_scripts', 1000 );
add_action( 'admin_print_scripts-post-new.php', 'events_scripts', 1000 );
  • Some clarification on what this function does would go a long way in helping, are you certain admin_init is appropriate for what this function does? (enqueues can go onto better appropriated hooks, if that's what you're doing)..
    – t31os
    Feb 17, 2011 at 17:52
  • Definitely not certain :)
    – Noel Tock
    Feb 17, 2011 at 19:15

3 Answers 3


Ok, total revision on my original answer, which just turned into a mess.

The issue with your code is that you're firing on init, this covers every admin page, and additionally it's too early to check admin vars to work out the current page(though you could just check $_GET if you really need to run code that early).

You want to specifically hook to the post edit pages, though you've not indicated you need to run on the post listing to(edit.php), so i'll exclude that from the examples that follow.

You can hook to a few different actions that occur inside the admin head, and do whatever you need to do there and be able to reliably check the post type by giving $post_type scope inside your callback function.

So your callback would go a little something like this..

function mycallback() {
    global $post_type;
    if( 'events' != $post_type )
    // Do your code here

What action you want that hooked onto is down to what you want to run at that point, if you're not doing anything in particular but want to execute something, then perhaps the generic admin head hook will be suitable..

add_action( 'admin_head-post.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );
add_action( 'admin_head-post-new.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );

If you're loading a script, then you might use..

add_action( 'admin_print_scripts-post.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );
add_action( 'admin_print_scripts-post-new.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );

If you're loading a stylesheet, then possibly..

add_action( 'admin_print_styles-post.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );
add_action( 'admin_print_styles-post-new.php', 'mycallback', 1000 );

Else i'll need to know more about what you're doing... :)

  • lol, just updated my code to use global $typenow;
    – Bainternet
    Feb 17, 2011 at 17:46
  • Just note, it doesn't always get populated for the post post type, it's inconsistently set on some pages, but behaviour is consistent for other post types, including pages(that's why i have the empty condition in my sample).
    – t31os
    Feb 17, 2011 at 17:50
  • ...further, you should never need to reference $_GET in the admin unless you're passing around your own custom query vars.
    – t31os
    Feb 17, 2011 at 17:54
  • Thank you for the help, also no luck here. It works with the add new page, but not the edit. To confirm, I'm also registering the post type within the same file but above this code, CPT & Tax are being loaded via 'init' and I've tested the code above with 'admin_init'. It's also getting far enough within the code to display on add new like said, stumped tbh :/
    – Noel Tock
    Feb 17, 2011 at 19:25
  • Yeah i think i had a brain fart, the admin init action occurs too early to check the vars i used in the sample. I've provided some possible hooks you could use to target the three necessary pages(also made an alternative suggestion regarding which var to check to, previous suggestion is not giving me reliable results).
    – t31os
    Feb 17, 2011 at 20:18

you can try to call on global $post so:

global $post;
if ((isset($_GET['post_type']) && $_GET['post_type'] == 'events') || (isset($post_type) && $post_type == 'tf_events') || (get_post_type($post) == "events") || (get_post_type($post) == "tf_events")){) {
    add_action('admin_init', "admin_head");


try :

global $typenow;
if( 'your_post_type' == $typenow ){
// do you stuff

also make sure your register_post_type call runs first so the post type is registered before this code is run.

Hope this helps.

  • Thanks for giving it a shot, no dice unfortunately.
    – Noel Tock
    Feb 17, 2011 at 17:11

I tried previous solutions that did not work on the edit page I got this code working fine on the edit page

global $typenow;    
if ( $typenow == 'slider' ||  get_post_type($_GET['post']) == 'slider' ):
  // What you want to do

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