Last updated on May 5th, 2018 at 02:47 pm
I’m not very sure how to phrase the title of this post but this a function that basically checks if the post type of the current post or of a given post matches the post type you have specified.
I created this function to check post-type in my single.php. I had a custom post type called devbio_projects and I needed a different template file to display single projets in my theme. Something like the snippet below:
if( post_is_custom_post_type( 'devbio_projects') )
get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', 'project' );
get_template_part( 'template-parts/content', 'single' );
However, it’s not limited to this purpose. If you are looking to achieve something similar to is_home() wp function for a custom post-type, here is your code:
* Checks if post is wp custom post type
* @param string $type
* @param int $post = null
function post_is_custom_post_type( $postType, $post = null )
$current_post_type = !empty( $post ) ? get_post_type( $post ) : get_post_type();
if( $current_post_type == $postType )
- (string) (required) The post type
- Default: None
- (int|WP_Post|null) (Optional) Post ID or post object. Default is global $post.
- Default value: null
- (string|false) Post type on success, false on failure.
See get_post_type() function on wp repository on how to retrieve current or given post type.
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