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 & Custom Fields.
It’s important to understand that the types toolset is an incredibly flexible and powerful suite of tools. The options are near unlimited, and you can build almost any content structure you’d like with a bit of planning and some time.
In our example, we’re going to create a restaurant directory, allow restaurant reviews, create filters, integrate our views with Google Maps and allow content to be submitted by our users. You can use this example and modify it to suit your needs.
It takes a bit of critical thinking, but once you get the hang of the types toolset it will become second nature and you’ll realize the full potential of utilizing the toolset on your data-based sites.
The video below covers creating custom post types, a custom taxonomy (category set), and creating custom fields for our restaurant post type.
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