How to Create WordPress Custom Post Types

The custom post type feature is what transforms WordPress from a blogging platform to a fully-fledged content management system.

Post types cannot be created and managed from the admin but can be exposed very easily using a little code.

In this article, I’ll show you how to create a custom post type for recipes and take you from the very basics to some more complex cases. Let’s begin.

What Is A Post?
Before getting into custom post types I think we should clarify some terminology since the naming convention results in a bit of confusion.

Custom post types

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How We Are Using Crazy Egg to Radically Improve Our Product Pages

If you’re anything like us, you live or die by your conversion rate, and nowhere can this impact you moreso than on your project pages.

There are a number of ways you can go about improving them in WordPress – A/B split testing (especially using analytics experiments, or indeed our very own A/B WordPress Theme Testing plugin) being top of the list.

Knowing the figures is one thing, and knowing the behaviors is another thing entirely. Today I’d like to share with you how we’re using Crazy Egg to inform the design of our new product pages (and also give you a sneak peek of where those product pages are currently at).

crazyfeature

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Add Twitter Cards to Your WordPress Website and Boost Your Social Shares

If you want to make your content stand out from the crowd when it’s Tweeted then Twitter Cards are an easy way to do so. In this post you will get an overview of the different types of Twitter Cards and how you can enable them for your WordPress website in order to break free from the 140 character constraints of a Tweet to get more retweets and traffic back to your website.

Twitter player card

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How to Hide the WordPress Update Notification To All But Admins

One of the great things about WordPress as an open source project is that the core code is regularly updated with improvements and security patches.

Whenever there’s a major release available, a notification will display at the top of your admin area, letting you know your version is out-of-date and you need to update the core code.

For many people, this nag can be annoying. And if you developer websites for clients, you may want to hide it. After all, who wants to let their clients know their software is old?

In today’s Weekend WordPress Project, I’ll show you how to easily hide the update notifications.

Update notification

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