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STAY CALM Custom Post Types Smell Your Fear
WHO AM I? Christine the designer, coder, and WordPress Specialist doesnt sound as good. Yes! This presentation is available online at You can also me questions at
WHAT IS A POST? Wait a second…
WHAT IS A POST? types of posts posts postpageattachment Your content!
CONCEPTUALLY… Probably more useful.
TYPES OF POSTS
TYPES OF CONTENT (blog) postspages chronological excerpts shows up in blog & feed orderable have parents shows up in menus
WHAT IS A TAXONOMY? A labeling system that helps you make sense of all your chunks of content.
READY TAXONOMIES categories have parents tags dont why cant we apply either of them to pages?
registration category new category forms are created in post screens posts
TIME TO GET BLOGGING!
AFFLIATE MARKETING Should go to an external url needs to mention seller
WHATS WRONG? Im trying to make the built in post types and taxonomies work in ways they werent meant to. Every time I make a change, I open up more things that need changing. My blog will grow harder and harder to maintain.
I CAN MAKE MY OWN POST TYPES??? Yes, I can and you can! And our own taxonomies too! With custom post types, everything can be just right for your blog. All you have to do is…
OR USE PLUGINS Custom Post Type UI: Easy Post Types: Ultimate Post Type Manager: manager/ manager/ MP-Former Custom Post Type Manager:
CUSTOM POST OPTIONS
PUBLICLY QUERYABLE Do you want a single post view of your custom posts? What about an archive for them?
HIERARCHICAL Should it have parents?
SUPPORTS Do you want a title? Do you want people to comment on your custom posts?