I recently updated Portfolio Press to use new icons for its custom post type. The previous icon worked fine, but it didn’t exactly match the rest of WordPress core. I was also lucky enough to have Ben Dunkle, the designer who created the current set of core WordPress icons, offer to make me a new one.
I have a zip file of the icons I used (in psd format) which also has some other options we considered (briefcase, nicer weird eyeball) and the png files of the final choice. Feel free to use this in your own projects that need a portfolio icon. You can download it here.
There’s also a great collection of free custom post type icons available here for download which might have other icons you might be looking for.
Here’s all the links and details from my talk on Custom Post Types at WordPress Austin in 2010.
Most custom post types in WordPress will need (or could benefit from) a unique set metaboxes for entering information.
For example, a “photography” post type might need fields for “location of photo”, “type of camera”, etc. And an “event” post type would probably need a “location” and an “event date”.
Metaboxes aren’t the easiest to set up- so I’ve written up this tutorial which shows how to add a one line field for “location” to an “event” post type.
Hopefully, you’ll be able to use this guide to add any sort of metaboxes you need.
The ability to create custom post types was a great feature added in WordPress 2.9 and then expanded in 3.0. It allows us to create completely different types of content than the standard “Pages” and “Posts” we’re all used to.
To get started with custom post types, here’s my recommended list of links and resources: Read more