custom post types
Custom post types in WordPress allow you to create and format content specific to your website such as classified ads, job listings and much more.
This series will walk you through CPT creation, front-end views and front-end CRED forms as well as access and permissions.
How to create views to display your custom post types on the front-end.
How to create content templates to control how the single-view of your post types look.
How to create front-end forms available to users to they can submit and manage content on your site.
How to setup “My Content” interfaces for users so they can manage the content they’ve submitted.
Creating Custom Post Types in WordPress.
Custom post types in WordPress are what allow us to move past the default structured content and turn our WordPress site into something much more. Classifieds, job sites, intranets, recipes, anything which has a custom data structure can be built within your WordPress site and be managed just like any sort of content. You can even allow users to submit new content to your site.
This can be done with a few different plugins, but we recommend Toolset, which is a suite of tools that all have to do with creating and managing custom post types on your site. This is what’s included:
- Types – The plugin which allows you to create custom post types and custom fields, as well as child custom post types.
- Views – The plugin which allows you to setup front-end displays to display your content (think, similar to your “Blog” page, but much more flexible), as well as setup content templates so you can determine how to display your single-page view of your content (think, full blog article). It can also integrate with Google Maps, WooCommerce and much more.
- CRED – This plugin allows you to create front-end forms for users to create, manage, edit and delete content on your site, based on what permissions you give them. Using Views and Cred you can create user dashboards on your site where they can manage and submit new content, however you want it to be setup.
- Access – The plugin to create custom user roles and setup permissions for who should be able to do what on your site.
You can read more about the Toolset plugin suite on their website by clicking the button below.
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