• Custom post types
  • Post metadata
  • Custom taxonomies

Registering the Music Album Post Type

Plugin Name: Music Collection Post Types
Plugin URI: http://example.com
Description: Creates the music_album post type.
Version: 0.1
/* Set up the post types. */
add_action( 'init', 'ssd_music_collection_register_post_types' );
/* Registers post types. */
function ssd_music_collection_register_post_types() {
    /* Set up the arguments for the 'music_album' post type. */
    $album_args = array(
        'public' => true,
        'query_var' => 'music_album',
        'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'music/albums',
            'with_front' => false,
        'supports' => array(
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => 'Albums',
            'singular_name' => 'Album',
            'add_new' => 'Add New Album',
            'add_new_item' => 'Add New Album',
            'edit_item' => 'Edit Album',
            'new_item' => 'New Album',
            'view_item' => 'View Album',
            'search_items' => 'Search Albums',
            'not_found' => 'No Albums Found',
            'not_found_in_trash' => 'No Albums Found In Trash'
    /* Register the music album post type. */
    register_post_type( 'music_album', $album_args );

Registering new taxonomies: Genre and Artist After you add the preceding code, you ’ ll be presented with two new submenu items under the Albums menu item in the admin, labeled Artists and Genres.

/* Set up the taxonomies. */
add_action( 'init', 'ssd_music_collection_register_taxonomies' );
/* Registers taxonomies. */
function ssd_music_collection_register_taxonomies() {
    /* Set up the artist taxonomy arguments. */
    $artist_args = array(
        'hierarchical' => false,
        'query_var' => 'album_artist', 
        'show_tagcloud' => true,
        'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'music/artists',
            'with_front' => false
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => 'Artists',
            'singular_name' => 'Artist',
            'edit_item' => 'Edit Artist',
            'update_item' => 'Update Artist',
            'add_new_item' => 'Add New Artist',
            'new_item_name' => 'New Artist Name',
            'all_items' => 'All Artists',
            'search_items' => 'Search Artists',
            'popular_items' => 'Popular Artists',
            'separate_items_with_commas' => 'Separate artists with commas',
            'add_or_remove_items' => 'Add or remove artists',
            'choose_from_most_used' => 'Choose from the most popular artists',
    /* Set up the genre taxonomy arguments. */
    $genre_args = array(
        'hierarchical' => true,
        'query_var' => 'album_genre', 
        'show_tagcloud' => true,
        'rewrite' => array(
            'slug' => 'music/genres',
            'with_front' => false
        'labels' => array(
            'name' => 'Genres',
            'singular_name' => 'Genre',
            'edit_item' => 'Edit Genre',
            'update_item' => 'Update Genre',
            'add_new_item' => 'Add New Genre',
            'new_item_name' => 'New Genre Name',
            'all_items' => 'All Genres',
            'search_items' => 'Search Genres',
            'parent_item' => 'Parent Genre',
            'parent_item_colon' => 'Parent Genre:',
    /* Register the album artist taxonomy. */
    register_taxonomy( 'album_artist', array( 'music_album' ), $artist_args );
    /* Register the album genre taxonomy. */
    register_taxonomy( 'album_genre', array( 'music_album' ), $genre_args );

Using a Taxonomy with Posts When using taxonomy with posts, you ’ ll generally be listing the taxonomy terms for the given post alongside some or all the content of the post. This would allow viewers to note there is a taxonomy for the post and allow them to fi nd related posts by a given taxonomy term.

add_action( 'init', 'ssd_music_album_register_shortcodes' );
function ssd_music_album_register_shortcodes() {
    /* Register the [music_albums] shortcode. */
    add_shortcode( 'music_albums', 'ssd_music_albums_shortcode' );
function ssd_music_albums_shortcode() {
    /* Query albums from the database. */
    $loop = new WP_Query(
            'post_type' => 'music_album',
            'orderby' => 'title',
            'order' => 'ASC',
            'posts_per_page' => -1,
    /* Check if any albums were returned. */
    if ( $loop->have_posts() ) {
        /* Open an unordered list. */
        $output = '<ul class="music-collection">';
        /* Loop through the albums (The Loop). */
        while ( $loop->have_posts() ) {
            /* Display the album title. */
            $output .= the_title(
                '<li><a href="' . get_permalink() . '">',
        /* Close the unordered list. */
        $output .= '</ul>';
    /* If no albums were found. */
    else {
        $output = '<p>No albums have been published.';
    /* Return the music albums list. */
    return $output;

A POST TYPE AND TAXONOMY PLUGIN It enables users to create new music albums and organize the albums by genre and artist.

  • The fi rst step you take is creating a new fi le in your plugins directory named ssd-music-collection.php and adding your plugin header at the top of this fi le.
  • The next step is to create the music_album post type, which was outlined in the Registering a Post Type section.
  • The fi nal step of the process is creating the taxonomies for the music_album post type: album_artist and album_genre. How to register a taxonomy was covered in the Registering a Custom Taxonomy section.
  • At this point, you have entire plugin with minimal code that creates and organizes a new type of content within WordPress. All that ’ s left is adding widgets , creating shortcodes, ...

One comment

Saturday, September 27, 2014 11:44 AM
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