While CPTUI helps solve the problem of creating custom post types, displaying the data gleaned from them can be a whole new challenge–which is why we decided to take it one step further and created Custom Post Type UI Extended.
Not sure what a Post Type is? A post type is the way that WordPress stores and separates data in the database. Pages and posts are both post types in WordPress, and you can extend beyond that to create more specific post types according to your site’s needs.
For example, you can create post types that organize data for your products, employees, clients, and more. Creating a custom post type allows you to section that data off from the standard pages and posts, which makes it easier to control, organize, and display the way that works best for you.
Display Your Data…. Easily
We’ve made it simple to add data from your custom post types directly inside your pages and posts. Here’s an example of how you might use CPTUI Extended to display lists from a custom post type.
This doesn’t just work with post types you create–data from any post type on your site can be displayed using the shortcode builder. The shortcode builder creates a tiny little bit of code depending on what you want to display–and all you have to do is select what you want it to display! It is a brilliant solution for non-developers, who don’t know how to code themselves!
The shortcode builder allows you to display products from popular ecommerce plugins, like WooCommerce and Easy Digital Downloads, which makes building out your store and advertising your wares super simple.
If you run a WordPress Multisite Network, you already know that many plugins out there don’t offer support for Multisite. Not us. That’s just not how we do things! With CPTUI Extended, we’ve made it simple to create a Custom Post Type or Taxonomy and have it instantly available across all your subsites.
And in case you thought we forgot about you developers, think again. CPTUI Extended is filled with hooks and filters that will make it simple for you to add data to existing templates or create your own templates to make it simple for you or your clients to display their custom data.
For more info on extending CPTUI Extended, check out the in-depth walkthrough video here.