WordPress custom post type is the amazing feature we have seen after WordPress 3.0. It is used to display and maintain many different types of content. All the default post types (Posts & Pages) and custom created post types are stored in the wp_posts table in the database, but there is one column to make a difference between these post types and that is post_type.
You can create unlimited custom post types by registering them via register_post_type() function. If you don’t know, how to create custom post types, then we have written a tutorial for you here.
But if you don’t know how to code, then you can also use third party plugins to create custom post types from your admin side. Following is the list of 22 WordPress Custom Post Type Plugins, which will help you out to create unlimited custom post types from admin side.
WordPress Content Types Generator
This plugin will help you to create custom post types, meta fields, metaboxes and taxonomies. You can choose the edition mode either Expert or Basic to get rid of advanced fields in case you’re a beginner.
My Custom Post Type
Now you add custom post types straight from your admin side with “My Custom Post Type” plugin.
Post Type Column Editor
Post Type Column Editor gives you an easy way to manage and modify the table columns for your post types. You can separate column editor for each post type and edit columns after creation.
Types – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management
Types is a custom fields and custom post types management plugin. You can customize the content types via admin side.
Custom Post Type Archives
Custom Post Type Archives plugin will support fully customize-able feeds and paging. This plugin works the same way as the tag or category archives work.
WCK – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator
WCK is a powerful tool for creating repeater custom fields, post types and taxonomies. So you will find WCK taxonomy creator, WCK custom post type creator and WCK custom fields creator in a free custom post type plugin.
Custom Post Type Maker
You can create custom taxonomies and post types in a user friendly way with Custom Post Type Maker plugin.
Custom Post Type UI
Custom Post Type UI plugin is created for WordPress 3.0. The plugin will simply register post types or taxonomies for you, but will not handle displaying in your current theme.
Custom Post Type Editor
With Custom Post Type Editor, you can change the menu names of text labels for any registered custom post type. So if your post type name is “Posts”, you can change it to “News” or whatever name you want.
Library Custom Post Types
Library Custom Post Types has several custom post types for use in WordPress such as: Journals, Staff Directory and Databases.
Simple Custom post type custom field
With Simple Custom post type custom field plugin you can create many fields types like user ref, content ref and date.
Custom Post Type Page Template
This plugin allows you to enable custom post types and add page templates of the page type easily. It is very convenient to use page templates directly in custom post types except the page type.
Custom Post Type Selector
Easily select from your admin side that which post type should be included in the main loop of your blog.
Custom Post Type Images
This plugin allows you to attach any featured image to any custom post type and then later call it through template tag or shortcode in your current theme.
Custom Post Type Tree – parents children relationship
You can create parents children relations b/w any post types with this plugin.
Custom Post Type List Shortcode
This is a shortcode plugin through which you can list all of the posts within a custom post type and sort by custom or regular fields.
Custom Post Type and Taxonomy GUI Manager
You can provide association of custom taxonomies and post types with each other in a simple way. Also you can create post types.
GigaOM Custom Post Type Factory
This plugin contains a class and functions to create new post types with their own metaboxes.
With this plugin you can edit the permalink of any registered custom post type.
Sticky Custom Post Types
We already have sticky posts feature for default post type. But this plugin will help you to add this feature to the custom post types too.
Custom Post Type Lockdown WordPress
This plugin prevents access to the single custom post type views and redirects search results. This plugin is useful if you have Chat as your custom post type and don’t want anyone to see the single page of that Chat member and instead redirect them to a Chat overview or whatever page.
Custom Post Type Introductions
You can easily add introduction and title to display on your custom post type loop page. For example, you can display a title and some summary what the custom post type is about.