One of our users asked us a question on twitter (@wpbeginner), how to create a custom post types archive page. We covered it in our initial article about Custom Post Types, but it wasn’t explained thoroughly. So in this article, we will show you a step by step guide on creating a custom post types archive page in WordPress.
Most hyped up WordPress 3.0 has been officially released. WordPress 3.0 is one of the thirteenth major release of WordPress open-source platform. Along with some of the most impressive features, this release also fixed 1217 bugs. Some of our favorite features include: Twenty Ten Theme, Advanced Menus, Custom Post Types, and ability to upgrade multiple plugins from the plugins page.
Since version 2.9, WordPress has introduced the ability to use custom post types. Now with version 3.0, things are taken a bit further with the option of creating panels for your custom post types. In this tutorial, we will show you how to implement Custom Post types in your site into your WordPress site.
WordPress 3.0 introduces a new feature called custom backgrounds for WordPress themes. This feature will give the user an ability to add custom backgrounds to their site which will give their blogs/sites a unique touch. Even though this feature is added to the core, it will only be activated if your theme supports it. In this article, we will show you how you can enable Custom Background in WordPress themes for WordPress 3.0.
In WPMU, there was an option that would let you add Buddypress function on all multi-blogs (network blogs) installed under the main installation. Due to the big merge in WordPress 3.0, now you can enable BuddyPress in WordPress using the wp-config.php file as well.
WordPress 3.0 is coming out very soon (May 1, 2010). The first beta version of WordPress 3.0 is already out for users to try out. You should try it on a test blog to see all the cool features. For those who do not want to test the beta version, you can read this post to see the overview of WordPress 3.0.