Genesis Archive Settings for Custom Post Types

The Genesis theme framework includes an Archive Settings box for specifying the page title and introductory content for category and author archives.

Take a look at my Gutenberg category archive as an example.

Your Custom Post Types 

When registering your own custom post types, you can enable this same functionality by including 'genesis-cpt-archives-settings' in the supports array.  For more information, see my article on creating custom post types.

My Code Snippets post type registration looks like this:

$args = array( 'labels' => $labels, 'hierarchical' => false, 'supports' => array( 'title', 'editor', 'genesis-cpt-archives-settings' ), 'public' => true, 'show_ui' => true, 'show_in_rest' => true, 'show_in_menu' => true, 'show_in_nav_menus' => true, 'publicly_queryable' => true, 'exclude_from_search' => false, 'has_archive' => true, 'query_var' => true, 'can_export' => true, 'rewrite' => true, 'taxonomies' => array( 'category' ), 'menu_icon' => 'dashicons-media-code', ); register_post_type( 'code', $args );

Adding to Plugin CPTs

What if you’re not the one registering the custom post type? In these situations, you can use add_post_type_support().

Here’s how to add support to an event post type registered by another plugin. Place the code in your Core Functionality plugin or your theme’s functions.php file.

/** * Add Genesis CPT Archive Settings to events * @link https://www.billerickson.net/genesis-archive-settings-for-custom-post-types/ * */ function be_event_archive_settings() { add_post_type_support( 'event', 'genesis-cpt-archives-settings' ); } add_action( 'init', 'be_event_archive_settings' );

Bill Erickson

Bill Erickson is a freelance WordPress developer and a contributing developer to the Genesis framework. For the past 14 years he has worked with attorneys, publishers, corporations, and non-profits, building custom websites tailored to their needs and goals.

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