Custom Post Types (CPT) and Taxonomies

Custom Post Types provide many benefits for plugin developers. According to Elementor, they allow WordPress developers to build more complex websites, make changes easily, and speed up project development time.

WordPress by default provides a limited number of post types and the most commonly used post types are posts and pages. Following are some other post types that WordPress offers with its standard installation –

  • Attachments
  • Revisions
  • Navigation Menus
  • Custom CSS
  • Changesets

You can read more about them in detail from this Post Types support article.

By the way, based on your project’s requirements, you can always create any custom post types for it. Some of the use cases can be – displaying portfolios, testimonials, recipes, etc.

You can also design custom taxonomies in WordPress. By default, WordPress provides only Categories, Tags, and Post Formats, but you can generate new taxonomies for the same purposes as mentioned earlier.

Explore these videos for insights and tutorials on Custom Post types. This section comprises 5 modules with a combined duration of 46 minutes.

Video ContentTime
Basics of Post Types04:57
Creating Custom Post Types Pt.1 15:07
Creating Custom Post Types Pt.208:15
Primer of Rewrite API & Archives07:43
Custom Taxonomies10:44

Take a look at the following videos to learn more about Shadow/Hidden Taxonomy

Video ContentTime
Hidden Shadow Taxonomies Use Cases14:20
Creating Shadow Taxonomies20:07