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Creating a Custom Post Type
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---- Last modified : Oct 01 2022

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Using a Custom Post Type is a great way to separate your custom content from your post given that WordPress posts are for blogging and non necessarily custom content.

So for example, let’s say you want to create a new section on your website, different from the blog, titled Tutorials. In order to display them accordingly, you’ll need to create a custom Post Type.

Here’s how you can create your own Custom Post Type:

// Register Custom Post Type
function theme_custom_post_type() {
 
	$labels = array(
		'name'                  => _x( 'Post Types', 'Post Type General Name', 'text_domain' ),
		'singular_name'         => _x( 'Post Type', 'Post Type Singular Name', 'text_domain' ),
		'menu_name'             => __( 'Post Types', 'text_domain' ),
		'name_admin_bar'        => __( 'Post Type', 'text_domain' ),
		'archives'              => __( 'Item Archives', 'text_domain' ),
		'attributes'            => __( 'Item Attributes', 'text_domain' ),
		'parent_item_colon'     => __( 'Parent Item:', 'text_domain' ),
		'all_items'             => __( 'All Items', 'text_domain' ),
		'add_new_item'          => __( 'Add New Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'add_new'               => __( 'Add New', 'text_domain' ),
		'new_item'              => __( 'New Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'edit_item'             => __( 'Edit Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'update_item'           => __( 'Update Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'view_item'             => __( 'View Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'view_items'            => __( 'View Items', 'text_domain' ),
		'search_items'          => __( 'Search Item', 'text_domain' ),
		'not_found'             => __( 'Not found', 'text_domain' ),
		'not_found_in_trash'    => __( 'Not found in Trash', 'text_domain' ),
		'featured_image'        => __( 'Featured Image', 'text_domain' ),
		'set_featured_image'    => __( 'Set featured image', 'text_domain' ),
		'remove_featured_image' => __( 'Remove featured image', 'text_domain' ),
		'use_featured_image'    => __( 'Use as featured image', 'text_domain' ),
		'insert_into_item'      => __( 'Insert into item', 'text_domain' ),
		'uploaded_to_this_item' => __( 'Uploaded to this item', 'text_domain' ),
		'items_list'            => __( 'Items list', 'text_domain' ),
		'items_list_navigation' => __( 'Items list navigation', 'text_domain' ),
		'filter_items_list'     => __( 'Filter items list', 'text_domain' ),
	);
	$args = array(
		'label'                 => __( 'Post Type', 'text_domain' ),
		'description'           => __( 'Post Type Description', 'text_domain' ),
		'labels'                => $labels,
		'supports'              => array( 'title', 'editor', 'excerpt', 'thumbnail', 'post-formats', ),
		'taxonomies'            => array( 'category', 'post_tag' ),
		'hierarchical'          => false,
		'public'                => true,
		'show_ui'               => true,
		'show_in_menu'          => true,
		'menu_position'         => 5,
		'show_in_admin_bar'     => true,
		'show_in_nav_menus'     => true,
		'can_export'            => true,
		'has_archive'           => true,		
		'exclude_from_search'   => false,
		'publicly_queryable'    => true,
		'capability_type'       => 'page',
	);
	register_post_type( 'POSTTYPENAME', $args );
 
}
add_action( 'init', 'theme_custom_post_type', 0 );

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