Custom post types for WordPress – ACPT Lite



ACPT Lite helps you to craft your website from inside WordPress. There is no need to create child themes or write PHP. No coding skills are required!

Main features:

  • Register and manage new custom post types in seconds. Take the total control and become a Master of your CPTs.
  • Register, manage and associate custom new taxonimies in just 3 clicks.
  • Meta fields manager (choose between 5 field types)
  • Generate the ACPT custom shortcode with an interactive block in your WordPress Gutenberg editor.
  • Elementor custom widget: manage ACPT meta fields in the Elementor editor
  • WooCommerce custom integration: generate and manage product data in few clicks
  • REST API basic integration

If you need more power, consider to upgrade to ACPT :)!



Privacy Policy

Advanced Custom Post Type Lite uses Appsero SDK to collect some telemetry data upon user’s confirmation. This helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.

Appsero SDK does not gather any data by default. The SDK only starts gathering basic telemetry data when a user allows it via the admin notice. We collect the data to ensure a great user experience for all our users.

Integrating Appsero SDK DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY start gathering data, without confirmation from users in any case.

Learn more about how Appsero collects and uses this data.


  • Custom post types list
  • Register new Custom post type
  • Register new Taxonomy
  • Manage meta fields
  • Meta boxes in the post editor
  • Settings panel
  • Elementor widget


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Advanced Custom Post Type Basic Block


  1. Make sure you are using WordPress 5.1 or later and that your server is running PHP 7.0 or later (same requirement as WordPress itself)
  2. Install and activate the plugin as usual from the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the plugin settings page and set the language.


Please refer to main ACPT website.


June 28, 2024
With APCT there finally is a good upcoming competitor for ACF Pro, with a much more reasonable pricing structure. It’s developing very quickly, and the developer is responsive. Get an LTD while you can!
May 27, 2024
Is easy to use and manage. Besides provides extra features like the forms and external data sources. Excelllent alternative to ACF
October 30, 2023
This plugin is worth every penny you pay. In the pro version you find most of the things you need to build dynamic sites. In relation to the price-benefit ratio it is exceeding my expectations. I am sure that new features are coming that will give a lot of value to my projects.
July 7, 2023
Very pleased that I purchased the Pro version of ACPT. This is a relatively new and well-designed custom post type/custom field plugin by an active developer. Mauro is responsive to user feedback and frequently adds new features and improves existing ones. ACPT also integrates with some of the most popular WP site/page builders. I highly recommend it – I don’t think it can be beaten at its current price. I have switched from MetaBox and am very happy with the decision. Looking forward to the future updates and progress of ACPT.
June 14, 2023
Solid plugin, active developer, and lots of integrations including our favorite, Breakdance. 😉
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Contributors & Developers

“Custom post types for WordPress – ACPT Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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1.0.0 (2021-11-23)

  • First release

1.0.1 (2022-01-03)

  • Sync post types action
  • WooCommerce basic integration

1.0.2 (2022-01-05)

  • Appsero integration

1.0.3 (2022-01-23)

  • WooCommerce product data integration
  • UI improvements

1.0.4 (2022-02-07)

  • Elementor widget integration
  • UI improvements

1.0.5 (2022-02-19)

  • Fixed bug PHP for <7.2 compatibily
  • Taxonomies synchronization
  • Improved CPT synchronization
  • UI/UX fixes and improvements

1.0.6 (2022-03-01)

  • UI/UX fixes and improvements
  • Basic integration with WordPress Rest API
  • Edit the selected CTP step from the view
  • Edit the selected Taxonomy step from the view

1.0.8 (2022-04-26)

  • UI/UX fixes and improvements
  • Backend fix on syncronization
  • User meta fields

1.0.9 (2022-05-02)

  • PHP8 support
  • Added MySQL tables prefix

1.0.10 (2022-08-01)

  • Taxonomy edit fix
  • Broken classname
  • Ajax url fix (subfolder installation fix)
  • UI/UX fixes and improvements

1.0.11 (2022-08-04)

  • DB collation problem fix

1.0.12 (2022-08-22)

  • Security option to keep all ACPT data if the plugin is accidentally deactivated

1.0.13 (2022-08-30)

  • Fix deactivation bug (class not found)
  • Save element is closed or not in LC
  • Sync metadata on change ACPT definitions
  • Fixed category import
  • Import custom taxonomies
  • UI/UX improvements
  • Removed external reference to iconify library

1.0.14 (2023-02-23)

  • Completely new UI (from PRO version)
  • Taxonomy meta
  • Backend fixes and improvements (from PRO version)
  • Renaming DB tables to avoid conflicts with ACPT PRO

1.0.15 (2023-03-01)

  • WooCommerce HotFix

1.0.16 (2023-04-18)

  • Revised UI (from PRO version)
  • Added meta box label
  • Fix publicly_queryable custom post type param (now is TRUE by default)
  • Fix DB connection (DB port issue)
  • Fix destroy schema on deactivate
  • Meta field manager: added a button to link label and value in the option element (from PRO version)

1.0.17 (2023-04-24)

  • WordPress admin menu labels
  • Fix AbstractModal::hydrateFromArray() method (to fix PHP 8 deprecations)
  • Fix menu_position bug when registering new custom post types

2.0.0 (2024-03-29)

  • Brand-new new UI/UX (from ACPT v2.0.1)
  • Reusable meta field groups
  • 5 meta fields available
  • New Gutenberg block
  • Localization in 9 languages
  • Back-end fixes and improvements (from ACPT v2.0.1)

2.0.1 (2024-03-30)

  • Meta group location fix
  • MetaRepository::get() fix
  • Assets fix

2.0.2 (2024-03-30)

  • Meta fields bulk delete fix

2.0.6 (2024-07-05)

  • Improvements and fixes from ACPT v2.0.14

2.0.7 (2024-07-12)

  • Added get_acpt_field and get_acpt_meta_field_objects functions