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Front Page Custom Post Type

Select a custom post type to be displayed in place of latest posts on the front page.

If you use custom post types, you may wish to display recent posts of a custom type in place of recent posts on your front page. A common example is showcasing your portfolio on your front page, with posts being shown elsewhere.

With this plugin, you can select a post type other than "Posts" for the latest posts shown on the front page.

Author Nick Halsey
Contributors celloexpressions, annenbergdl
Tags custom post type, front page, home
  1. front-page-custom-post-type screenshot 1

    Front page post type option in the customizer.

  1. Take the easy route and install through the WordPress plugin installer, or,
  2. Download the .zip file and upload the unzipped folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activate the plugin through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress
  4. Go to the static front page section in the customizer, set the front page to show the latest posts, and preview the front page to show the front page post type option.


  • First publicly available version of the plugin.

Where are the options?

Go to the static front page section in the customizer. You need to be previewing the front page

Theme doesn't display correctly with custom post type

Some themes do not account for post types other than post in their styles. If switching the frot page post type changes the layout, you can try contacting the theme author and asking them to support other post types as well, or you can restore the indended styling with custom CSS based on the theme's styling for posts.

Version 1.0

Requires WordPress version: 4.4 or higher

Compatible up to: 4.7.2

Last Updated 07 Oct 2016

Date Added: 07 Oct 2016

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