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  • ukwsc

    (@ukwsc)


    Hello Everyone, recently I have been doing quite a bit of WordPress theme and pluigin development and I am a point where I am thinking of submitting my themes to the wordpress theme repository so others can benefit from my work. One of the requirements states that I can’t include custom post types which has kind of thrown a spanner in the works because my slider uses a custom post type and so does my events functionality and I was thinking I must have mis-understood because a lot of themes will need to use these custom post types.

    Have any of you guys got any insight on this. This is the document I was reading https://make.wordpress.org/themes/handbook/review/required/

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by Jan Dembowski. Reason: Moved to Everything else WordPress, this is not an Developing with WordPress topic
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  • Moderator Steve Stern (sterndata)

    (@sterndata)

    Forum Moderator & Support Team Volunteer

    You are correct. Themes may not include CPTs because it locks users into the theme. You’ll need to either figure out a different way or create a helper plugin for your theme to add in the functionality.

    Thread Starter ukwsc

    (@ukwsc)

    Thanks for your reply, I will work something out. I am thinking of using a setting variable to hold the slider data would that be acceptable.

    For the events functionality it will need a helper plugin but I can hide the event functionality if the plugin is not present so at no point is it causing errors.

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