Custompress - Copy post type from theme to allow multiple instances

My theme has a post type called 'portfolio'. When going in the theme and adding a "new page" it is created by going to templates and selecting "portfolio". It appears that there can only be 1 portfolio per wordpress site, I would like to have multiple.

Here is the process for creating and modifying the portfolio:

1) Creation and assignment of "template":
2) What the template looks like (this is the same for EVERY page which is assigned 'Template'):
3) Management of template:

Note: the "Add New" under the template simply adds a field which shows up in the template.

I would like to have something like Portfolio1, Portfolio2, Portfolio3 so that each would have independently added content. Is there any way I can do this with CustomPress?

When I go in to Taxonomies in CustomPress and select 'Add New' under the post types there is one listed as "my_portfolio"

Access should be enabled to my site, any help would be tremendously appreciated!

  • Michelle Shull

    Hello, Ser Stewart of House Abraxas.

    (I almost never get to make Game of Thrones references here, your avatar inspired me.)

    It looks like support access has expired, or the token didn't take, if you can reenable it, I'd be happy to look at your CustomPress settings for the Portfolio CPT. I'm pretty sure I can just tick a few boxes and get you going again. : ) CustomPress is my favorite plugin (it recently usurped Ultimate Branding) that we offer, but sometimes you have to tell it it's pretty to make it work the way you want.

    Thanks, Stewart!

  • Stewart

    Thanks so much! (and yeah, GoT is wonderful!)

    I just pressed the "extend" button and received this message: "Support access is ACTIVE until October 21, 2014 12:31 am" So I think you should be good to go.

    Yeah, I'm a totally new person to Wordpress so the terminology is confusing me and I don't yet understand how themes actually work so I don't know where I could go and copy/rename the portfolio options from within the existing theme.

    Thanks so much for any help and let me know if I need to do anything else for enabling support!

  • Tyler Postle

    Hey Stewart,

    Hope you're doing well today and thanks for enabling the support :slight_smile:

    Your portfolio is a custom post type, so to have another one you will need to make another portfolio custom post type. Then they will be completely separate. Another option is to use your categories then link to each category page directly, then they will look separate to the user, that is likely the easiest way to go.

    I took a look at your theme and one of the features:

    a) Set up multiple Portfolio Pages

    The option you're looking for may already be built into your theme. Unfortunately, I'm having issues loading your site - it continuously loads. Taking several minutes to load any pages. Do you mind taking a picture of the add new portfolio editor so we can see what options are available there?

    Look forward to hearing back Stewart! We'll figure out what the best root to go here is :slight_smile:


    • Stewart

      Thanks for your reply! I just turned off my attempt to switch to Cloudflare to load the site faster...apparently didn't work. So that is disabled for now. (apparently Lunarpages shared hosting plan is not optimal for wordpress lol...)

      As far as your request, I'm not sure where you saw "Set up Multiple Portfolio Pages" but here are some images to hopefully help!

      1) The portfolio itself (a portfolio is a 'collection' of portfolio items which display when the template 'portfolio' is selected. Multiple pages created with the portfolio template will result in the SAME content shown on each page (

      2) Configuring the portfolio inside of the theme looks like this:

      3) This would be an acceptable solution:

      Let me know if you need anything else! The site appears to be navigating better now.

      Additionally, I am aware that they would need to be totally separate but I'm uncertain as to how to create another instance of it :slight_smile:

  • Tyler Postle

    Hey Stewart,

    My apologies for the delay here! Thanks for all your patience.

    So, we're back to just created a duplicate of the custom post type that you can manage. I'm thinking this should be possible, by re-naming the templates and making a few changes inside them, to do this I will need to access your theme files and run some tests with it to make sure what I plan to do actually works :slight_smile:

    Do you mind sending your FTP and WP login credentials in so we can grab the theme from you via FTP and test it on our own installation?

    Send in:

    Subject: "Attn: Tyler Postle"
    -WordPress admin username
    -WordPress admin password
    -login url
    -FTP credentials (host/username/password)
    -link back to this thread for reference
    -any other relevant urls

    Select "I have a different question" for your topic - this and the subject line ensure that it gets assigned to me :slight_smile:

    In the meantime, since it's a premium theme, it might also be a good idea to contact their support and find out what they think the best root would be since they will be most familiar with the development of the theme.

    Look forward to hearing back Stewart!

    All the best,

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