Distinguishing yourself from the competition is the new gold: every marketeer will tell you this, but how you do this is up to you and this isn’t always easy.
Your website is the chance to give a good first impression to potential readers or clients and
WordPress offers numerous ways to easily create and manage your own website. The software company also responds to our demand to stand out and offers custom post types as an addition to their basic post types.
Custom Post types are the ideal way to be seen and stand out since the option makes it possible to add your own sections of posts to your website. In this blog post we will show you the benefits of custom post types and how to create these.
What are posts?
WordPress offers various post types but most people often use Pages and Posts to add content to their website. Posts are meant to be used for content that changes regularly: it is easily updated and contains several tags. You can use this post type to add news or blogs that might need to be updated regularly.
Pages are the post type that you use to add content that won’t change often. Pages are used for subjects like Contact Info, Your Story, or About Us. The information on these pages is not often subject to change.
Other types of posts
Other post types in WordPress are revisions, navigation, attachments, and changesets, but these don’t offer the option to be customized. Custom post types do offer this possibility and you can tailor this post type to your liking.
What are Custom Post Types?
Custom Post Types can be used for your portfolio, reviews, payment, an online slot, a games section, or any other type of content that doesn’t belong in the existing categories. Now, that you know how a custom post could benefit your website, it’s time to figure out how to add them.
How to add Custom Post Types?
There are two ways to add a custom post type to your website, The easiest way is to use a plugin. There’re are two types of plugins that can be used: one that allows you to create your post from scratch through an interface and a second one that creates the custom post based on the needed functionality like the option to buy products, play games, or plan routes.
If you’re familiar with coding you can also decide to write the code to add a custom post yourself. This way you can tailor the posts completely to your needs and requirements. The first step is to create a plugin. This is done in the offline version of your website or the test website. In the folder WP-Content/plugins you have the option to add a plugin.
In this folder, you can add the plugin by creating a PHP file. In this file you can find the basic information of the plugin like its functionality, the name of the plugin, but also the name of the creator of the plugin (that’s you). You have now created your own plugin which allows you to easily create a custom post in the future.
Add the Custom Post Types to your website
After you’ve added the plugin to WordPress you want to start showing your new posts on your homepage. The standard WordPress version is equipped with just normal Posts, but by using the pre_get_posts hook in WordPress you enable the option to add your new custom posts for your website too.
By adding custom-type posts you can create a new way to profile yourself online and distinguish yourself or your company from others. The options are endless!