WordPress Custom Post Types Registering a Custom Post Type


Say you have a library website, and you want to have a custom post type named Books. It can be registered as

function create_bookposttype() {
    $args = array(
        'public' => true,
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => __( 'Books' ),
            'singular_name' => __( 'Book' )
    register_post_type( 'custompost_books', $args );

add_action( 'init', 'create_bookposttype' );

and, as simple as that is, you now have a custom post type registered.

Custom Post 'Book' Screenshot

This snippet can be placed in your theme functions.php file, or within a plugin structure.