Archive for: April 2012

WordPress: Create a Custom Post Type


This is the first entry of my WordPress development series, providing tutorials on specific things you can do in WordPress. Stay tuned for more!

I have been working with Custom Post Types recently, so I want to start off the series with them. Custom Post Types are just like Pages and Posts, but you can call them whatever you like. They can be used for a variety of content such as Events, Bands, a Book database, Cars, Recipes… if you can think of it, it can probably be a Custom Post Type! They are handy because you can separate them from your regular blog Posts, they can be integrated into your themes and plugins, and even created just by using functions.php.

For simplicity, we will create our Custom Post Type in our functions.php file. You can edit this file by going to Appearance > Editor in your WordPress admin panel, or using a text editor with FTP. I’m going to be creating a post type called Cats.

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