A key to leveraging your dashboard is understanding the power of the Custom Post Type. This post covers how you can easily duplicate or re-order your post types, or exclude them from search results. Custom Post Types are one of the largest parts to the WordPress Ecosystem. Almost every theme or plugin, with the exception of a few, will more than likely add a custom post type to your WordPress Dashboard. WordPress can hold and display many different types of content. A single item of such a content is generally called a post, although the post is also a specific post type. Internally, all the post types are stored in the same place, in the wp_posts database table, but are differentiated by a column called post_type. So what the heck are Custom Post Types and what do they do? Custom Post Types are essentially a way to separate your sports posts from your news posts. Think of it like this. You have a bucket. All of your blogs, sports and news posts go into the same bucket. You are then asked to sort the three different kinds of posts by their category. One by one you pull each post out to determine which category it belongs to. Wouldn’t it be easier to put each type of post into their
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