Custom post types are a powerful WordPress functionality. Everyone that works with WordPress long enough ends up using them. A custom post type can be anything. That flexibility is the source of much of its power. When using custom post type, you’re only limited by your imagination (trademark pending). This flexibility also makes it a great use case for designing an interface. This article will put you in the interface creator seat. Exciting, I know! As the interface creator, you’re in charge of designing the interface contract. This means that you get to dictate how someone use your interface (insert evil laughter here). It’s not all (evil) roses though. The job gives you quite a lot of responsibility. This can make it hard for you to know where to start or what to do. Lucky for you, that’s what this article will help you with. Before we go any further, let’s look at WordPress post data management. In particular, we want to look at post data in two contexts. What WordPress does when it retrieves and saves post data. The two (retrieving and saving) are quite different. Retrieving a post WordPress has a few ways to retrieve a post. You can use functions like “get_post” or a query. Whatever
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