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What Are Custom Types and How They Work in WordPress

Custom Post Types allow you to add your own kinds of content to WordPress. The built-in "pages" are great for generic content. "Posts" are good for your news items. With custom posts and fields, you can create things like "services", "plans", "properties" and more.


In WordPress, Posts and Pages are the built-in post types. You can also create your own, custom post types for literally any type of content you want.

Post and Pages have some standard fields for storing main information: title, main content, date, author, and others. However, as WordPress evolved, it added the possibility of creating custom fields for posts. You can create your own custom fields to add literally any type of additional information to your posts.

Finally, to help you organize your content, WordPress allows you to categorize it by using taxonomies. Blog posts provide you with Tags and Categories, the two built-in taxonomies. You can also create your own custom taxonomies.

avril 11, 2021