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The Complete Guide To Custom Post Types

The Complete Guide To Custom Post Types
WordPress has been gaining a foothold in the general content management system (CMS) game for a few years now, but the real breakthrough was the custom post type mechanism which allows for the creation of a wide variety of content. Let’s take a look at how this came to be and all the options that this great functionality offers. 1Some of the custom post types you can create in WordPress. What It Used To Be Like In practice, custom post types have been around for a long time, more specifically since February 17, 2005, when WordPress 1.5 added support for static pages, creating the post_type database field. The wp_insert_post() function has been around since WordPress 1.0, so when the post_type field was implemented in 1.5, you could simply set the post_type value when inserting a post. By version 2.8, the register_post_type() function and some other helpful things were added to the nightly builds, and when 2.9 came out, the functions became available to everyone. Creating Custom Post Types Related:  Post Type / CPT

Types - Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management Types lets you customize the WordPress admin by adding content types, custom fields and taxonomy. You will be able to craft the WordPress admin and turn it into your very own content management system. If you're an experienced PHP developer, you'll appreciate Types comprehensive PHP API and documentation. Types and the other Toolset plugins let you build complete sites without coding. Views - a powerful content display engineCRED - front-end form builder for content creation and editingAccess - roles and access control management The full Toolset package lets you build complete WordPress sites from within the admin dashboard. Types lets you add custom fields for both posts (meaning, WordPress posts, pages and custom content types), as well as users. Using Access, you will be able to control what fields different users can edit and view. Types fields come with a built-in CSS editor, letting you design how fields appear in the WordPress admin.

Wordpress Cheat Sheet Updated in August, 2015. If you wish to download the WordPress cheat sheet directly into your computer, download this pdf. file. This WordPress Cheat Sheet should be enough to get you started developing or tweaking WordPress themes. Update: Some people requested a .jpg version of this table, here you go: This chart is mainly for web designers and developers who use WordPress. As an Average Joe, you don’t need to know about all those things.

Post Types Languages: English • 日本語 Português do Brasil • Nederlands • Slovenčina • 中文(简体) • (Add your language) WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although post is also a specific post type. Internally, all the post types are stored in the same place, in the wp_posts database table, but are differentiated by a column called post_type. WordPress 3.0 gives you the capability to add your own custom post types and to use them in different ways. Default Post Types There are several post types that are readily available to users or internally used by the WordPress installation by default : Post (Post Type: 'post')Page (Post Type: 'page')Attachment (Post Type: 'attachment')Revision (Post Type: 'revision')Navigation Menu (Post Type: 'nav_menu_item')Custom CSS (Post Type: 'custom_css')Changesets (Post Type: 'customize_changeset') Post Post in WordPress is a post type that is typical for and most used by blogs. Page Revision

Page-specific CSS and Javascript using Wordpress Custom Fields -- BlogLESS: A Blog about Design Ethics Page-specific CSS and Javascript using WordPress Custom Fields Written by Paul on August 11, 2008 DLB‘s latest project is a website with some content-complexity, using WordPress as a Content Management System. WordPress is functional as a custom CMS largely because of Custom Fields, which allow you to assign an arbitrary amount of meta-data to a post (the core element of a WordPress site). Now, on this website, it came about that some of the pages needed specific Javascript classes and methods, and even more than that needed custom CSS classes. Immediately, it occurred to me that this could be handled through custom fields. Put the fully qualified URI of the file into a custom field. With this accomplished, edit your WordPress theme’s header.php, and write a couple little PHP conditionals to check for this field.

The Death Of The “How To” Article This is a guest post by Tommy Walker, host of Inside The Mind. The “How To” article is suffocating the blogosphere. One look at Google explains why: “How To” returns nearly 13 BILLION results. In the past hour Google reports 55,100 results & Twitter shows “How to” updating at nearly 200 results/minute. “How to” has saturated the internet. “How To” with it’s Wal-mart instruction manual voice is sucking the life out of your blog. Yes, “How to” is essential to a blogger’s toolbox, but as a tool, it is misunderstood. If you don’t have a large following and you’re not the first to publish the “How to”, you’re wasting your time. In this article, I aim to break you of the mindset that the “How to” article alone will establish you as an authority or a thought leader. I want to encourage you to use your voice and find strength in your stories, because that’s what the social web should be all about right? Showing your Personality While Remaining Informative.Alternatives to the How To Article. “OK!

Custom Post Type: come strutturare i nostri contenuti? Grazie all’introduzione dei Custom Post Type in WordPress 2.9, il nostro motore di blogging preferito ha fatto l’ultimo passo che lo separava dal diventare un vero e proprio CMS. In questa serie di articoli vedremo come sfruttare le potenzialità di questa funzionalità per strutturare al meglio i nostri contenuti. Cosa sono i Custom Post Type? Un Post Type è una tipologia di contenuto gestibile da WordPress (infatti a mio avviso il nome Post Type è fuorviante, sarebbe più corretto parlare di Content Type). PostPageAttachmentRevisionsNav Menu Per avere una visione più chiara, prendiamo come esempio i post e le pagine, che sono le tipologie con cui abbiamo più familiarità. Quindi post e pagine rappresentano due tipi di contenuto diversi, con caratteristiche diverse. Organizziamo i nostri progetti In molti siti web personali si sente l’esigenza di creare una sezione per mostrare al mondo i propri progetti personali. Creiamo il nostro primo Custom Post Type Una pagina per tutti i nostri progetti

WordPress Shortcodes: A Complete Guide Advertisement WordPress shortcodes were introduced in version 2.5 and since then have proved to be one of the most useful features. The average user acting as editor has the ability to publish dynamic content using macros, without the need for programming skills. When a shortcode is inserted in a WordPress post or page, it is replaced with some other content. In other words, we instruct WordPress to find the macro that is in square brackets ([]) and replace it with the appropriate dynamic content, which is produced by a PHP function. The usage is pretty simple. [recent-posts] For a more advanced shortcode, we could set the number of posts to display by setting a parameter: [recent-posts posts="5"] Going one step further, we could set a heading for the list of recent posts: [recent-posts posts="5"]Posts Heading[/recent-posts] Simple Shortcode In the first part of this tutorial, we will create the code for this simple shortcode: Create the Callback Function Register the Shortcode Hook Into WordPress

Custom Post Type Snippets to make you smile So it’s friday, I’ve been coding all day and I thought I’d share some of the cool snippets I’ve come across and/or developed today. I’ve mostly been working with Custom Post Types and Taxonomies, so let me share some of that goodness. Let’s geek out in a bit, but first let me show you why this is cool, be sure to click the image, so you can see which functionality I’ve added to the otherwise boring custom posts overview screen: Click for large version Add columns to the overview page for a Custom Post Type So you’ll want to add some columns to your post type’s overview page, or remove some. Be sure to always leave the cb column in there or your mass edit / delete functionality will not work. Give these new columns some content Now let’s fill these new columns with some content from the custom post type: Make these new columns sortable Now this extra info is cool, I bet you want to sort by it, that’s as simple as this: Filter Custom Posts by Custom Taxonomy Ok so far this is all fairly simple.