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  • Hi there,

    I’ve been trying to use the new Custom Post Types feature in WordPress. I have a strange problem though. Whenever I follow instructions on various tutorials*, as soon as I add the add_action function into functions.php the whole site and admin go blank. I’ve tried adding the code and the top and the bottom of functions.php but it’s always the same result.

    I can add it to posts.php and it works fine and shows up fine in the admin, but that seems strange I can’t add it into functions.php. I’ve a reasonable amount of experience with other CMSs, but less with WordPress, so perhaps there’s something very small I’m missing. I’ve seem from comments on tutorials* that others are experiencing the same problem.

    I’m running a fresh install of WordPress 3, on MAMP on OSX, and I reinstalled WP (and database) from scratch to try eliminate anything unusual.

    Any suggestions? It all seems very strange.


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  • Quick updated on this. I turned debug mode on for WordPress and now I’m getting a specific error message.

    I can’t understand why this could be an issue in a fresh install. My googling reveals others with this problem so there must be something specific causing it.

    “Fatal error: Call to undefined function add_action() in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/wordpress/wp-includes/functions.php on line 3″

    Would really appreciate any pointers from those more experienced in WordPress.


    For anyone else having the same problem I figured it out.

    I was adding the code to the main wordpress functions.php when in fact it is supposed to go in the functions.php of the theme you’re using.

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