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Adding A Custom Post Type to Our Custom WordPress Plugin, Part 2 - #49

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Published: January 18, 2021

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
36:21 minutes

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Now that we have a custom plugin installed with the correct WordPress hooks, we can now build out a custom post type from scratch. In this tutorial, we will go over how to build out a custom post type for our employee database.

We will use register_post_type to create the custom post type and use functions to setup how it looks and reacts to entries. Once done there, we will create a single and archive page for the results to be displayed.

00:00 Intro

01:47 Creating our CPT Labels

08:27 Defining Categories and Tag Support

11:46 Adding A Icon for Our Custom Post Type

13:13 Adding Additional Functionality

22:17 Adding Front End Capabilities (Single and Archive)

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


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