An intro to Custom Post Types

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History of Custom Post Types
Custom Post Types were introduced to WordPress in Version 3.0, allowing developers to easily add different types of content onto a WordPress installation, allowing the developer to easily extend WordPress to suit the specific website / client needs.
What are Custom Post Types?
A Custom Post Type is a way of displaying different types of content on your WordPress website. WordPress already has some default post types built in, such as:

  • Posts
  • Pages
  • Attachments
  • Revisions
  • Navigation Menus

Examples of Custom Post Types that Clicky Media have developed
Homepage Slides
One example of a Custom Post Type is the editable slider, typically found on a homepage. This specific feature is one Clicky Media use on most client projects.
We can cater the slider options based on the client’s needs, and as you can see in the screenshot below, we have added additional settings for that specific slide such as: “Link Text“, “Link URL” and a “Featured Image“.
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Case Studies
Another example of a Custom Post Type is the editable Case Studies area.
In the example seen below, we added numerous additional settings, allowing the client to simply add information such as “Client Name“, “CMS Used“, “Date Completion” and a “Featured Image“.
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For more information about Custom Post Types you can go to the WordPress Codex by clicking here
If you would like a new area or feature adding to your website, then please click here to find out how Clicky Media can help you.

Written by Craig Farrall