Post Type Generator is a free online tool to help you create and set up custom post types easily with a simple and intuitive user interface. With this tool, you can copy and paste PHP code for custom post types in a few clicks.
One notable feature of this tool is that it can be used independently from Meta Box core plugin. Therefore, you don’t need to install the Meta Box core plugin to use Post Type Generator.
Set up a New Custom Post Type
Set up General Options
After opening this tool here, fill in the basic information for your new custom post type like Plural name, Singular name and Slug in the General tab. The Function name and Text domain name already have default values, but you can change them as well.
Set up Labels
The Labels tab lets you enter the labels of your post types that will show up in the Admin Dashboard.
Set up Advanced Options
In the Advanced tab, the description of each field will help you set up some advanced options for your post types display.
Pay attention to some fields:
- Publicly queryable? If you tick the box, it can query to take the data of your post type so that the content of it can be displayed on the front end.
- Similarly, put a tick to the Show UI? and Show in nav menus? if you want to show your post type UI and show your post type in nav menus in the Dashboard. It’s recommended to enable them for easy management.
- Hierarchical? If you want your post type to have a parent post type and sub post type in order to sort and manage it conveniently, enable this.
For more details about all the fields in this tab, please read this instruction from WordPress.
Set up Supports and Taxonomies
In the Supports tabs, you can choose which elements to display in the WordPress Editor when editing your custom post types.
In the Taxonomies tab, the two default WordPress taxonomies are listed here. Choose which kind of taxonomy to be included in your post type.
Generate Code and Insert It to the Functions.php File
When you complete all the steps above, click the Generate Code button. Just wait a moment and the code will show up right under the button.
Copy the code and insert it to the
functions.php file and it’s all done.