Custom WordPress Content Options

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Presentation from WordPress Melbourne's WordChicks Meetup Thursday 7th November 2013 at York Butter Factory

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Custom WordPress Content Options

  1. 1. WordPress Custom Content Dee Teal - The Web Princess @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb
  2. 2. Posts Timely Dynamic Taxonomies Formats Syndication @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/rodrigogalindez/4637637597/
  3. 3. Pages Timeless Static Hierarchical Templated @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/ccacnorthlib/3554627894
  4. 4. Posts AND Pages Built in Menus Privacy Scheduling Editors Media @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/mustafakhayat/6695821139/
  5. 5. Attachment Revision Navigation Menu @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/enerva/10148998914
  6. 6. The Post Table
  7. 7. Custom Post Types Chronological Taxonomies Templates Syndication @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/diylibrarian/1403798100/
  8. 8. Formats Aside Gallery Link Image Quote Status Video Audio Chat @thewebprincess @wpmelbourne #wpmelb http://www.flickr.com/photos/__sarah_/4828456956/
  9. 9. • How to Add Theme Support for Post Formats (to your functions.php file) add_theme_support(  'post-­‐formats',  array(  'aside',  'gallery',  'link',  quote,   status,  video,  audio,  chat,  image  )  ); Check out Lisa Sabin Wilson’s WordPress 3.1 Post Formats Reference post for how ways to include them in your theme http://lisasabin-wilson.com/wordpress-3-1-post-formats-reference/
  10. 10. Options for creating Custom Post Types • Don’t... just use Posts/Categories • Build them into your Theme (generally by putting the code into functions.php) http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Post_Types • Use a pre-built Plugin to Create them... http://wordpress.org/plugins/cpt-onomies/ http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-post-type-ui/ http://masterpressplugin.com/ (premium) • Create your own plugin
  11. 11. Sources • Kristarella’s Posts v Pages Infographic http://www.kristarella.com/2013/09/wordpress-posts-vs-pages/ • Post Formats vs. Custom Post Types http://markjaquith.wordpress.com/2010/11/12/post-formats-vs-custom-post-types/ • Post Formats Reference http://lisasabin-wilson.com/wordpress-3-1-post-formats-reference/ • Codex http://codex.wordpress.org/Post_Formats - http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Post_Types • Custom Posts Types http://justintadlock.com/archives/2010/04/29/custom-post-types-in-wordpress (awesome reference) http://blog.matthill.co/2013/custom-post-types-wordpress-themes-best-practice/

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