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Status Update Custom Post Type


This plugin creates a new custom post type of Status Update

By default a status update does not have a title. You can post a status update
with embedded images and html markup if you wish. The excerpt should not have
any html in it and by default the plugin will attempt to create a plain text
version of your status update.

For example, if your body contains the html:

Wow I really love using Status Update Custom Post Type!

It will automatically generate an excerpt of:
Wow I really love using Status Update Custom Post Type –

It will also try to pull the alt or title attributes out of images so:

Should turn into:
Example Image –

By default your status updates do not have title, do not generate titles and
I remove the title tag from the RSS feeds. This may mean your feeds won’t
look correct in Google Reader but this is intentional. For more information
consult the following post:

This plugin also makes sure your status updates show up on the homepage and in
your main RSS feed. I don’t know if the way I’m doing it will cause problems
so please contact me if it interferes with anything your doing. I’m not finding
a lot of documentation about this. So for now it’s trial and error.


  • List of Status Updates

  • Status Update edit page


  1. Create a status-type directory in your plugins directory. Typically that’s wp-content/plugins/status-type/.
  2. Into this new directory upload the plugin files (status_type.php, etc.)
  3. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.


How do I ask a question?

Send the author, Andrew Shell a
message or post a comment here.

Contributors & Developers

“Status Update Custom Post Type” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.




Initial release