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I created a custom post type for books. And I use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin (and its Flexible Content Field add-on) created many meta boxes for this custom type. How can I create page template to display all the meta boxes? 


I checked the single.php file in DMS, but there is nothing there. Can I just create a single-books.php in my child theme? What should I put in the this file? 


Thank you very much for the help.



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I would also be interested in this. Along with a way to page a video page etc that have post type settings

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Good question.  I think the answer is that you may need a pro developer to deal with custom post types. If it's not in the docs, we don't know the answers yet. I've no idea how to create the template for these custom post types.

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leopold"] @[member="bfrye26 , you can't use the inbuilt templates and any PHP template you create will not show up in the post/page dropdown. So...


  • You create your books.php file and place it in your child theme as per usual. Then you need to create a new page and template, lets call it Books and save it.
  • Create a new widget area in the WP admin and assign it whatever name (books).
  • Drag a text widget in (you need to enable php text, google it) and in there call your books.php with <?php get_template_part( 'books' );
  • In Visual editor add a Widgetizer and assign your widget you just created above.


Thats it...


As for what to put in your books.php then thats up to you and it will require php, html and css knowledge.


Good luck.

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