Originally written
August 2, 2017
August 2, 2017

If you are already using custom post types, fields and taxonomy, you probably have created a custom post type and added fields to it. In the WordPress admin, you have a separate section for this post type, where you can conveniently edit its items.

The following table summarizes the basic, intermediate, and advanced uses for custom types:

LevelWhatWhy it’s importantHow to learn more
BasicSet up the custom types, fields, and taxonomy in your siteThis is the bare minimum. Your first step is always to add CPTs, fields, and taxonomy to the site.Toolset’s Getting Started Guide
Create templates for displaying custom types with their fieldsSo that you can design the display once and apply it automatically to all items using that typeCreating templates for displaying post types
IntermediateCreate archives to display the list of CPT itemsTo allow both visitors and search engines to discover your content.Creating layouts for archives
Displaying lists of CPT itemsTo save time getting lists of content and keeping them up-to-date.Displaying lists of content items
AdvancedCreate a custom search for CPT itemsTo allow visitors to find items, using filtersCreating a custom search
Display items as markers on Google MapsWhen you talk about things that have an address, it’s always good to show on a map. Real estate is an obvious example, but there are many more.Displaying content as markers on Google Map
Build forms for front-end content submissionTo create listing and directory sites based on custom typesBuilding front-end editing forms