[wp-hackers] Is there any compelling reason to use a custom post type plugin?

Andrew Nacin wp at andrewnacin.com
Sat Jul 24 03:51:42 UTC 2010

> Does anyone have any compelling argument for why it would be better to

use a plugin for managing post types and taxonomies, if you are

capable of doing all of the registrations yourself in your functions


Not one bit. If you know what you're doing, do it yourself. Don't waste your
time using a plugin to manage post type and taxonomy registrations.

Post types are not "plug-n-play." They are but a tool. In many cases,
there's a lot you need to do beyond registration to actually leverage your
post type or taxonomy according to your own use case, and no plugin can
possibly account for those things.

I think such management plugins are fine if you simply want another post
type -- literally of the sort, you have posts and pages, and you also want,
say, an articles type. But once you start getting into anything advanced or
specialized, I would absolutely roll your own. Especially since you clearly
have a grip on how they work.

My take.

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