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Free Preview: Using Custom Content Types in WordPress

Introduction

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WordPress is a powerful and easy-to-use content management system (CMS) out of the box. The default "Page" and "Post" content types are enough for many websites and blogs. In order to really harness the power of WordPress as a CMS, though, you'll want to create custom content types with fields and taxonomies specific to your particular application.

In this course, Envato Tuts+ instructor Rachel McCollin will show you how to create custom content types in WordPress. You'll learn how custom content types work with the WordPress database, plugin and templating system. Along the way, you'll use custom post types, custom taxonomies, and custom fields to build a simple astronomy CMS for displaying information about the largest moons in the solar system!

Do you want to learn WordPress development from start to finish? Check out our learning guide: Learn WordPress Development.

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