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Unable to load template for custom post type in Alyeska child theme

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  • #4026


    I am having trouble loading a template file from my child theme. I’ve found some instructions, but it’s not working.

    The template file is located in the child theme root, called ‘content-anmeldelse.php’

    Here is my functions.php code:

    // Add theme support for all post formats
    add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'anmeldelse' ) );

    // Use content-{post_format}.php for listing posts
    function ocb_template_parts( $parts ) {

    // Determine post format where relevant
    $post_format = '';
    if( ! is_404() && ! is_search() )
    $post_format = get_post_format();

    // Adjust template parts
    $parts['index'] = $post_format;
    $parts['list'] = $post_format;
    $parts['list_paginated'] = $post_format;
    $parts['list_slider'] = $post_format;
    $parts['single'] = $post_format;
    $parts['archive'] = $post_format;
    $parts['anmeldelse'] = 'anmeldelse';

    return $parts;
    add_filter( 'themeblvd_template_parts', 'ocb_template_parts' );

    I have no idea why it’s not loading. I tested $parts['anmeldelse'] = $post_format; as well, but no result.

    Please help.

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  • #4038
    Jason Bobich


    What you’re doing doesn’t quite make sense. I think you’re getting confused between what post formats are and custom post types are.

    You can’t do this:

    add_theme_support( 'post-formats', array( 'anmeldelse' ) );

    … because “anmeldelse” is not a WordPress post format:

    There’s nothing special about creating a custom post type with Alyeska that would be different than any other theme. In your child theme’s functions.php, you’d register it:

    And then you’d create a file to display it according to basic WordPress template hierarchy:

    (i.e. you’d create a file in your Child theme called single-{your_post_type}.php)


    Thanks for the reply, Jason. My question then is whether to copy the single.php from the Alyeska parent theme – since it says don’t copy, I wanted to avoid that. But I guess I can copy the single.php file and the content.php template part, and simply edit the template part in the child theme…

    Jason Bobich

    You’re right; It is better not to copy single.php over to your Child theme if you don’t have to in order to avoid future conflicts with updates.

    No matter how you want to filter these template parts, you’ve got the filter “themeblvd_template_parts” you can use. Whether you want to use a post format or a custom post type, you can still filter to your needs.

    Ok, so what you’re going for is targeting a custom post type registered as “anmeldelse” and you also want to use a file called content-anmeldelse .php. Here’s one possible way you might go about it:

    function my_template_parts( $parts ) {
    	if( get_post_type() == 'anmeldelse' )
    		$parts['single'] = 'anmeldelse';
    	return $parts;
    add_filter( 'themeblvd_template_parts', 'my_template_parts' );

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