Custom Post Types (aka. Custom Content Types) are the basis of how Pages & Posts work. Pages & Posts are actually just 2 different Post Types with slightly varying properties (ie. Pages can be hierarchical). Toolset allows us to create Custom Post Types to define custom types of content where using Pages & Posts isn’t sufficient or appropriate.

An example of where we would use a Custom Post Type would be to display Customer Testimonials, each with a Name, Photo & Testimonial Blurb. The best approach would be to create a Custom Post Type called “Testimonial” and add the appropriate fields to it. Then we can create a Custom View to display the 3 most recent Testimonials, for example, anywhere on the site. We can also use front-end CRED forms to allow visitors to submit their own Testimonials for review.

Toolset allows us to create Custom Post Types, accompanied by Custom Fields, Taxonomies, etc. To manage these settings, visit one of the following pages:


Taxonomies (aka. Categorization) allows us to further classify our Post Types. An example of Taxonomies that are already used in WordPress core is Post Categories. WooCommerce also uses a custom Taxonomy called Product Categories. When necessary, we can add Custom Taxonomies to our Post Types and we can also set up custom WordPress Archives to design our Taxonomy Archives.

Post Type Relationships

Toolset allows us to create hierarchical relationships between Post Types for advanced features. For more information on Post Type Relationships, visit the Types guide.

Custom Fields & Search Indexing

You can choose to include your Custom Fields in WordPress’s Searches, thanks to the Relevanssi Search plugin and Toolset’s direct support for it. To include a Custom Field in the Search Indexes, enable this option when creating the field, then visit Relevanssi’s Settings Page and Rebuild the Index. For more information on Relevanssi & Custom Searches, visit the Custom Searches section in the Post Type Archives Documentation.

For more information on all of Toolset’s features regarding Custom Post Types, Taxonomies, Fields, etc, visit the Types guide.

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