Post Types In WordPress

18

DEC | 2015

Post Types In WordPress

WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such content is generally called a post. In WordPress, Post is a post type that is a typical blog. Posts are normally displayed in ‘reverse sequential order by time’ in a blog. Posts are also used for creating the feeds. Custom post types are content types like posts and pages. In custom post type back end is shown as a separate menu item with its own post and ‘add new’ page.

In WordPress, Page is like post, but it lives outside the normal time-based listings of posts. When a custom post type is created, it gets a new top level administration menu to create and manage posts of that new post type. You can create your own custom post types and call them whatever you want. For example if you run a film reviews website, then you would probably want to create a film reviews post type. The Custom Taxonomies can be created with the Custom Post Type UI plugin also. We can create custom post type manually and the problem with using a plugin is that when plugin is deactivated your custom post types will disappear. To effectively create and to use you want to be familiar with Creating custom post types, custom taxonomies and custom meta boxes. WordPress comes with built in support for displaying your custom post types. Once you have added a few items into your new custom post type, it is time to display them on your website.