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[resolved] Custom Post Types (8 posts)

  1. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello again,

    I have set up a custom post type using the Types plugin, and made a post, but I found out these types of posts won't display on the home page. I found a plugin to solve that, but then I discovered that custom post types cannot be made "sticky" by default (I need some of the posts to be in the "Featured" section).

    Do you perhaps know a solution to this? If not, then I will just use some custom fields and a post template to get what I want. Custom Post Types just sounded like a more elegant way of setting everything up, but has turned out to be a bit tricky.

    Regards,

    Jason

  2. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    So sorry, here is the link for the site.

    Regards,

    Jason

  3. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hey Jason. If you don't set any of the posts to sticky, Expound will just pick the most recent five, which may work for what you're doing. Otherwise, you can try and install Jetpack which has a featured content module, also supported by Expound. Featured posts will then be picked by a tag which you set in Settings, rather than sticky.

    Hope that helps!

  4. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Konstantin,

    My plan is to have 4 permanent posts in the lower featured posts position, so need to sticky them.

    Great, will go have a look at Jetpack then, and let you know what happens. Thanks for the assistance!

    Regards,

    Jason

  5. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Okay, I have installed Jetpack and set a tag "feat" for the posts I want to have stickied, but I see that tags can't be used for custom post types either. Is there a way to activate it? If not, I'll go set-up some post templates.

    Regards,

    Jason

  6. Konstantin Kovshenin
    Member
    Theme Author

    Posted 1 year ago #

    Jason, from what I see in the plugin description you mentioned, you should be able to assign taxonomies to the post types that you have created, have you tried that?

  7. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hello, yes it seems I can do that, though I am a bit out of my depth now. Will go do some research about taxonomies. Not 100% sure how I would use them yet, still learning this WordPress thing!

  8. Jason Bridges
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Hi Konstantin, I am marking this topic as resolved, I am going another route - setting up some post templates instead - it is easier to set up for me at the moment.

    Will maybe look into something else in future (I have another site to create, I think custom post types will be perfect there), but for now it will work 100%. Thanks for your assistance.

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