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Custom Post Types

Adding a new post type, for when ‘posts’ and ‘pages’ just won’t do.

add_action( 'init', 'my_new_post_types' );
function my_new_post_types() {
    $labels = array(
        'name' => _x('Hotels', 'post type general name'),
        'singular_name' => _x('Hotel', 'post type singular name'),
        'add_new' => _x('Add New', 'hotel'),
        'add_new_item' => __('Add New Hotel'),
        'edit_item' => __('Edit Hotel'),
        'new_item' => __('New Hotel'),
        'view_item' => __('View Hotel'),
        'search_items' => __('Search Hotels'),
        'not_found' =>  __('No hotels found'),
        'not_found_in_trash' => __('No hotels found in Trash'), 
        'parent_item_colon' => '',
        'menu_name' => 'Hotels'    
    );
    $args = array(
        'labels' => $labels,
        'public' => true,
        'publicly_queryable' => true,
        'show_ui' => true, 
        'show_in_menu' => true, 
        'query_var' => true,
        'rewrite' => true,
        'capability_type' => 'post',
        'has_archive' => true, 
        'hierarchical' => false,
        'menu_position' => null,
        'supports' => array('title','editor','author','thumbnail','excerpt','comments')
    ); 
    register_post_type('hotel',$args);
}

Custom Taxonomies

When you need more than just ‘categories’ and ‘tags’ use custom taxonomies.

Especially useful in combination with custom post types.

add_action('init', 'my_new_taxonomies');
function my_new_taxonomies() {

	$labels = array(
	'name' => __( 'Action Hooks' ),
	'singular_name' => __( 'Action Hook' ),
	'search_items' =>  __( 'Search Action Hooks' ),
	'popular_items' => __( 'Popular Action Hooks' ),
	'all_items' => __( 'All Action Hooks' ),
	'parent_item' => null,
	'parent_item_colon' => null,
	'edit_item' => __( 'Edit Action Hook' ),
	'update_item' => __( 'Update Action Hook' ),
	'add_new_item' => __( 'Add New Action Hook' ),
	'new_item_name' => __( 'New Action Hook' ),
	'separate_items_with_commas' => __( 'Separate hooks with commas' ),
	'add_or_remove_items' => __( 'Add or remove hooks' ),
	'choose_from_most_used' => __( 'Choose from the most used hooks' ),
	'menu_name' => __( 'Action Hooks' ),
	); 

	register_taxonomy('action_hook','post',array(
	'hierarchical' => false,
	'labels' => $labels,
	'show_ui' => true,
	'query_var' => true,
	'rewrite' => array( 'slug' => 'action_hook' ),
	));
}