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Custom Post Types

WordPress can be more than just a blog. By default, WordPress allows you to create blog posts and pages (and links, and comments,…). But it can do more than that. With a little elbow grease, you can put in all kinds of different information. Blog post and page are two different types of posts. WordPress also allows you to create custom post types. Your site could have the post type employee, or product, or movie, or super hero.

Normally, you need to be a code monkey to pull this off. If requires quite a bit of programming. Postyper aims to remedy that. It provides you with an interface to define your own custom post types, without the computer science degree.

Once you have your custom post types defined, you’ll need to work on a way to display them. Postyper creates archives for you, and individual pages for your posts. But in order to display your custom field information, you’ll need to modify your templates. For this, you’ll probably need to get a template developer.

For Template Developers

Postyper uses WordPress’s native post meta system. So all custom information entered by editors can be retrieved using the get_post_meta() or get_post_custom() functions. You can also use the WordPress hierarchy to create templates for each post type, including single-postype.php, archive-postype.php, etc.

Future Changes

We’re excited about the potential of Postyper and will continue to develop its functionality. Future improvements include:

  1. New field type: multi-post
  2. Group fields. For instance, with type post types, actor and movie, one would want to select with actors are in the movie, and for each actor, the name of the character they played.
  3. Shortcodes for displaying meta field information.
  4. More field types.
  5. Unicorns.


  1. Upload the postyper directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


How does Postyper store post information?

Postyper uses WordPress’s native post meta system. All fields that you add to your post types ultimately result in the creation of post meta on the post type. So, using this data in your template works just like normal. You aren’t locked into any proprietary PHP calls.

If I uninstall Postyper, do I loose all my data?

Uninstalling Postyer will remove the mechanism for defining your custom post types, but all the data is still in the database. If you choose to quit using Postyper, you can easily replace it with register_post_type calls, and access your existing data.


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  • Fixed activation bug.


  • Drastically improved field editing UI.
  • Added “post” as field type. You can now create a field for a type that allows you to select a post of another type.


  • This first version works, but is beta. Feel free to use it, but you should expect changes before we hit 1.0.