register_post_type( string $post_type_key, array|string $configuration_arguments = array() );
This construct (function) registers a post type. WordPress uses classifies different types of posts. The built-in post types are Posts (
post, Pages (
page), Attachments (
attachment, Revisions (
revision, and Navigation Menu Items (
nav_menu_item). You are able to extend WordPress by defining and registering your own custom post type.
Make sure you do not use these post type keys, as they are reserved within WordPress core:
- The key or slug which identifies the new post type.
- Configuration arguments for the post type. These define the characteristics of the specified post type for its labels and behavior.
This function does not return anything.
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