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 );
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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
* @see
function be_event_archive_settings() {
add_post_type_support( 'event', 'genesis-cpt-archives-settings' );
add_action( 'init', 'be_event_archive_settings' );
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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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