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Custom Post Type UI

Admin UI for creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress

1.4.3 - 2016-10-17

  • Fixed: issue with post types and taxonomies trying to be converted before registration. Prevented full success of process.
  • Fixed: Prevent trying to convert taxonomy terms if no terms exist. Taxonomy will still be deleted from CPTUI list.
  • Fixed: Prevent trying to redirect on activation if being network-activated.

1.4.2 - 2016-10-03

  • Fixed: Responsiveness of sections and "ad" space when creating post types or taxonomies on smaller screens. Props @thecxguy

1.4.1 - 2016-8-25

  • Fixed: issue with default values for new parameters regarding menu/nav menu display for taxonomies.
  • Fixed: typo in support area.

1.4.0 - 2016-8-22

  • Added: "Export" tab on editor screens for quick access to post type or taxonomy export pages.
  • Added: CPTUI notices are now dismissable via a button on the right side.
  • Added: "Get code" link to registered post types and registered taxonomies listings.
  • Added: More amending of incorrect characters in post type and taxonomy slugs. Latin standard alphabet only. Sorry.
  • Added: New post type template stack reference from recent WordPress versions.
  • Added: Side warning notification if post type or taxonomy slug has been edited.
  • Added: Display About page upon activation of plugin.
  • Added: Link below ads regarding getting them removed via purchase of CPTUI Extended.
  • Added: No need to refresh page after initial save to see post types and taxonomies in menu.
  • Added: Taxonomy support for show_in_menu and show_in_nav_menus.
  • Fixed: Further improved labels for information text on inputs.
  • Fixed: Hide "choose icon" button for non-js users.
  • Fixed: Issue with misused "parent" label key that should be parent_item_colon.
  • Fixed: Missed show_in_menu_string parameter for "get code" area.
  • Fixed: Make sure taxonomies have required post type associated.
  • Fixed: "Edit" links in listings area now account for network-admin when needed, with CPTUI Extended.
  • Updated: Switch to dedicated dashicon for color consistency between applied admin color schemes.
  • Updated: Updated about page.
  • Updated: Further UI refinements to better match WordPress admin. Adapted styles found from metaboxes, including collapse/expand toggles.

1.3.5 - 2016-6-3

  • Removed undefined index error for publicly_queryable in "Get Code" area. That parameter is targeted for 1.4.0 release.

1.3.4 - 2016-5-4

  • Fixed: moved WDS-based services "ads" to within the plugin itself. Will not request remote resources.
  • Fixed: Better output formatting if WDS/Pluginize "ads" failed to load images.
  • Fixed: undefined variable error in cptui.js
  • Added: Newsletter subscription form to stay uptodate with Custom Post Type UI & Custom Post Type UI Extended news.
  • Added: Support page/FAQ info regarding Pluginize and recent sidebar developments.

1.3.3 - 2016-4-5

  • Revert Changes for ajax/heartbeat API requests before post type registration. 3rd party or other plugins were breaking because post types were not registered.

1.3.2 - 2016-4-5

  • Fixed: Logic issue with cptui js files loading where they weren't meant to.
  • Fixed: Required markers missing on required post type fields.
  • Fixed: Removed excess labels that are not used by WordPress core.
  • Added: New contributors to readme file. Welcome John and Ryan.
  • Updated: New screenshot from 1.3.0 release. Moved to assets folder so users will no longer download as part of CPTUI.
  • Updated: Better prevention of running our code during ajax/heartbeat api requests.

1.3.1 - 2016-3-25

  • Fixed: Logic issue for default values of public parameter for taxonomies added in 1.3.0.

1.3.0 - 2016-3-24

  • Added: "CPTUI_VERSION" constant and deprecated "CPT_VERSION".
  • Added: "Public" parameter for taxonomies
  • Added: "View Post Types" and "View Taxonomies" tabs at top of add/edit screens.
  • Added: Better prevention of potential duplicate slugs in new post types and taxonomies.
  • Added: Current theme's textdomain as output in get code textareas.
  • Added: Fill in singular and plural label fields if none provided. WordPress does not auto-fill these.
  • Added: For developers: plenty of extra hooks all over for customization needs.
  • Added: Javascript-based prevention of spaces and special characters for post type and taxonomy slugs.
  • Added: Legend tag support to admin UI class.
  • Added: Minified copies of our JavaScript and CSS. Define SCRIPT_DEBUG to true to use non-minified versions.
  • Added: New post type and taxonomy labels provided by WordPress 4.3 and 4.4 releases.
  • Added: Notes to post type and taxonomy edit screens about WordPress core's post types and taxonomies.
  • Added: Taxonomy slug update ability with preserved term association.
  • Added: Title, Editor, and Featured Image now checked by default for new post types.
  • Added: "Show in Quick Edit" taxonomy parameter available in WP 4.2
  • Added: Promo spots on add/edit screens for other products from WebDevStudios.
  • Fixed: Need to visit permalinks page to flush rewrite rules after creating new post type or taxonomy.
  • Fixed: Missing REST API based parameters in "Get Code" output.
  • Updated: Increased accessibility coverage.
  • Updated: Revised how tabs are added to pages so 3rd party developers can add their own tabs.
  • Updated: Improved string consistency in our UI helper notes. Props @GaryJ
  • Updated: Tested on WordPress 4.5
  • Updated: Cleaned up admin footer area for social links.
  • Updated: Moved all localization work to WordPress.org Translation packs


  • Added: new CPTUI_VERSION constant to match naming of other current constants.
  • Added: CPTUI_VERSION constant to cptui.css string for cache busting.

1.2.3 - 2016-01-31

  • Fixed: copy/paste error with admin css. Props hinaloe.

1.2.2 - 2016-01-30

  • Fixed: Missing admin menu icon for some browsers.
  • Fixed: Undefined index notices for post type screen.

1.2.1 - 2016-01-17

  • Fixed: Undefined index notices for custom taxonomies and new fields from 1.2.0

1.2.0 - 2016-01-15

  • Added: Support for show_in_nav_menus parameter for post types.
  • Added: Support for taxonomy descriptions.
  • Added: Message on listings page if no post types or taxonomies are available.
  • Added: Note regarding 'public' parameter not being true by default for WordPress but is for CPTUI.
  • Added: Individual post type and taxonomy output for "Get Code" area.
  • Added: Fallback values for post type/taxonomy select input and get code area if no plural label provided.
  • Added: Support for custom query_var strings for post types.
  • Added: Support for show_in_rest and rest_base for post types and taxonomies for the upcoming WordPress REST API.
  • Added: Template hierarchy files to listings tables for user reference.
  • Added: Form labels in more areas to help with accessibility and usability.
  • Added: Fieldset method to Admin UI class for easily adding fieldset output.
  • Added: Debugging tab for use with CPTUI support.
  • Updated: Minimum version required. Now WordPress 4.2.
  • Updated: Heading tags match accessibility changes in WordPress 4.3.
  • Updated: Moved page title for some pages above tabs.
  • Updated: Textdomain now matches WordPress.org repo slug.
  • Updated: Added Visual Composer questions/answers to support section.
  • Updated: Added question/answer regarding spaces in post type slugs
  • Updated: Changed help icons to a Dashicon help icon.
  • Fixed: Support for YARPP plugin.
  • Fixed: Prevent potential issues with AJAX requests and our scripts/styles

Requires: 4.2 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.6.1
Last Updated: 5 days ago
Active Installs: 300,000+


4.6 out of 5 stars


67 of 91 support threads in the last two months have been marked resolved.

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