Custom Post Types UI allows WordPress users to quickly set up a custom post type on their website without having to handle any code to create. This plugin was created by WebDev Studios.
Custom Post Types add more ways to organize and display your content. By default, most WordPress users know how to use the Pages and Posts areas of their website. These are post types. A custom post type can be used to:
- Add a forum
- Add a different type of blog
- Facts and Questions section
- Testimonials area
and much more…
With the Custom Post Types plugin, you can generate both custom post types and taxonomies. You can also set more advanced options like making the custom post type behave much like posts (hierarchical) or like pages (non-hierarchical.) You can also label the area for your custom post type with custom names or labels.
You can also control the aspects of your taxonomies like tags and categories, even giving them custom names. This is great for many things like e-commerce sites, web directories, and more.
Below are some of the advanced options for custom post types and taxonomies.
Because this plugin actually generates the code for you, you are able to use this plugin one time, copy the code, and then paste that generated code into your theme’s functions.php file. You can then deactivate the plugin if you wish. You also can choose to leave the plugin active and just use it to maintain all of your custom post types in case you have many different sections of your site using this feature.
Now, this plugin does not include any templates to make a page to call posts from a custom post type, so if you are unsure of how to template pages for custom post types, here are a few resources:
- Podcast Presentation: WordPress Custom Post Types (includes both podcast and a PowerPoint presentation to follow along.)
- WordPress Codex- Post Types
- Justing Tadlock- Custom post types in WordPress
Sound like something you might use? You can download Custom Post Types UI at the WordPress Plugin Repository.
Have you used Custom Post Types UI? Do you have an example of how you used this plugin on your site?