Knowledge Base CPT


Enables a knowledge base post type and section taxonomy.

The plugin adds a Knowledge Base tab to your admin menu, which allows you to add articles just as you would regular posts. This allows you to keep your articles even if you change theme.

The Apollo Theme was built purposely to work with this plugin – Apollo Theme


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Anyone is welcome to contribute to the Knowledge Base CPT plugin.

There are various ways you can contribute:

  1. Raise an Issue on GitHub
  2. Send us a Pull Request with your bug fixes and/or new features
  3. Translate the Knowledge Base CPT plugin into different languages
  4. Provide feedback and suggestions on enhancements


  • Knowledge Base permalink setting
  • Articles Widget


Upload ‘Knowledge Base CPT’, activate it, and you’re done!

Place the [knowledgebase] shortcode on any post or page to display your articles.


Installation Instructions

Upload ‘Knowledge Base CPT’, activate it, and you’re done!

Place the [knowledgebase] shortcode on any post or page to display your articles.

How do I change the permalink on articles?

In wp-admin, navigate to Settings -> Permalink Settings

Enter a value next to ‘Knowledge Base’

Press ‘Save Changes’.

Shortcode Options

The shortcode is extremely flexible. With no attributes set it will show all sections and articles:


Adding a ‘parent’ attribute will limit the output to only sections that are within the parent you specify:

[knowledgebase parent="29"]

Another option is to set the order

[knowledgebase orderby="id"]

The full list of paramters can be found here: WP_Term_Query::__construct

What does the ‘Show only articles from current section?’ setting do?

If this option is enabled, the widget will only display articles within the same section as the current article or section being viewed.

This allows you to create a ‘Related Articles’ widget.

Leaving this option unchecked allows you to create a ‘Recent Articles’ widget.


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Contributors & Developers

“Knowledge Base CPT” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Interested in development?

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Release Date – 21th February 2018

  • Added [knowledgebase] shortcode


Release Date – 18th January 2018

  • Improved security
  • Improved codestyle


Release Date – 15th November 2017

  • Tested with latest WordPress versions.


Release Date – 9th October 2017

  • Tested with latest WordPress versions.


Release Date – 17th September 2015

  • Fix articles widget number error
  • Added articles widget section option


Release Date – 18th July 2015

Refactored code using OOP principles.


Release Date – 5th June 2015

  • Added option to change knowledge base slug under ‘Permalink Settings’.
  • Changed default permalink slug from ‘knowledge_base’ to ‘kb’


Release Date – 4th March 2015

  • Fixed problem with rewrites


Release Date – 16th Febuary 2015

  • Added recent article widget
  • Added hierarchy to section taxonomy


Release Date – 15th January 2015

  • Initial release