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Custom Post Types (CPT) tend to be very useful when building content-oriented websites. It allows you to turn WordPress into an efficient content management system.
Custom Post Types are customizable content templates. WordPress comes with the following content types by default:
On top of default post types, Live Composer plugin adds a few more often used CPTs:
But even these might not be enough. Thanks for Custom Post Types in WordPress you are not limited to using predefined CPTs only but can create your own from scratch. For example, if you are running a website with online courses, you will need a “Course” post type for a better lesson organization.
You can create new CPT by writing PHP code or using a plugin. The first choice might be appealing to developers and prefer ultimate control. But what about those of us who aren’t developers? Plugins are the answer! Even if you are not a technology geek, this should still be easy for you thanks to free WordPress plugins created for this purpose.
Custom Post Type UI is one of the best plugins for CPT creation in the WordPress plugin repository. After installing it, you will admire its simplicity. The plugin delivers a beautiful dashboard with most of the plugins features and options accessible in a click. Not only you can create new Custom Post Types in this plugin but will be able to customize CPTs introduced by other plugins or themes.
So you’ve created a couple of CPTs and filled it with content, but how do you display this information to your site’s visitors? This where our “CPT Support for Live Composer” extension comes handy. Forget about editing your theme code or messing with PHP functions. With our plugin, you can design templates for CPTs using drag and drop interface. It will save you a significant amount of time and empower you with unlimited layout possibilities.
Firstly, make sure to install and activate the following plugins:
Once installed, “CPT Support” extension will add these features to Live Composer:
All the extension options located in WP Admin > Live Composer > Templates for CPT.
Out “CPT Support for Live Composer” extension allows you to construct a complex templating system from scratch or customize the very basic Custom Post Type options. It will get you more control over the design of the pages and posts on your site. Try it out for yourself and contact us if you have any questions. Any paid extension comes with one-on-one email support included.