A couple of months ago, I did a comprehensive overview on how to set up custom post types, taxonomies, and custom meta boxes in your WordPress installation. Now I will revisit custom post types and taxonomies, except this time we will use efficiency rather than learning as our guiding principle and go over the quickest way to set up customization of post types for WordPress.
When using multiple post types (such as standard posts mixed with custom posts), it may become necessary to query several types at once. Note that whenever you query posts, you need to ensure that pagination is enabled as well. You may do so by using this code.
If you’re using WordPress and utilizing Custom Post Types and multiple authors, you may want to list all the posts an author has written on their author.php page, custom or no. Here is the code that will enable you to grab the author as well as their posts.
WordPress 3.x boasts some powerful features for creating Custom Post Types, custom taxonomies, and custom meta boxes, bringing the popular and powerful blog platform another big step closer to a full Content Management System.
Get your hands dirty with plugin-building and theme customization to make these features fully functional on your site. I’ve provided a sample plugin and sample theme files to get the WordPress theme developer up and running with their own custom post types, taxonomies, and custom meta boxes.