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July 2, 2020 at 10:15 am #1349758Michael
I have a Custom Post Type created with the Pods plugin. It is very similar to the standard wordpress posts (title, image, excerpt, content) but has some additional custom fields and a related Custom Taxonomy.
I’d like to be able to amend the way this Pods CPT displays with the Customiser, in the same way that changing settings there affect the standard posts layout (under Customise > Layout > Blog). It can follow the exact same settings for Posts.
At the moment I am using Pods’ Auto Template facility to control the layout of the CPT with a simple Pods template added after the_content().July 2, 2020 at 11:42 am #1349817DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 2, 2020 at 5:11 pm #1350002Michael
Hi David thanks for the reply. Sorry – it’s only on a local setup at the moment. Would screengrabs help?
What I’ve noticed is that some of the Customise > Layout > Blog settings work and change the layout on my CPT, but some don’t. For instance, the Featured Image settings all seem to work fine on both the Archives and Single view of the CPT – i.e. I can change the image size and position as expected. However, if I set the Content: Archives to show Excerpts it works on the CPT archives page, but I also get the Excerpt showing on the Single CPT view.
So, for a blog post some of the settings I have are like:
Archive: show Excerpt (Single shows the blog post content)
Location: Below Title
but for CPT it’s doing this
Archive: show Excerpt (Single shows the CPT excerpt too, but I want it to be CPT content)
Location: Below Title
Another difference is that fields like Tags, Categories, Date and Author are appearing on blog posts, but not on my CPT.
(Sorry if this about Pods/CPTs rather than GeneratePress)July 3, 2020 at 6:58 am #1350523DavidStaffCustomer Support
Simple ones are getting the meta to display using these two filters:
Not sure on this but you would normally have to tell your CPT to support Excerpts. Which if i recall is an option in the PODs templates ? If not may be worth asking PODs support – Jim True is super helpful in the forums and the slack channel.July 3, 2020 at 8:14 am #1350733Michael
Thanks David – I do have Excerpts checked in Pods > Edit > [my CPT] > Advanced Options > Supports.
Those filters are super useful – cheers!
At the moment thought I’m still stuck with the Excerpt showing on both the [myCPT] Archive AND Single… I’ll certainly see whether Pods (and the ever-helpful Jim) can provide any thoughts…July 3, 2020 at 8:23 am #1350746Michael
OK – some progress. I tried enabling/disabling plugins, code snippets and themes. I’ve pinned it down to themes – and actually its happening in the child theme that I’m working on! Seems like I must have broken something myself, so I am about to check in there.
Thanks for help!July 3, 2020 at 8:24 am #1350749DavidStaffCustomer SupportJuly 3, 2020 at 9:19 am #1350813Michael
Found it – I’d been trying to achieve some design changes in the child template prior to purchasing the Pro version of GeneratePress. I should have scratched that earlier work.
So far I’m able to achieve what I need with GP settings, CSS in the Customiser, filters (in Code Snippets), and some Pods templating. At the moment my Child Theme is redundant (which to my way of thinking means GP and Pods are doing the heavy-lifting.
Thanks!July 4, 2020 at 1:05 am #1351344
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