Documentation Troubleshooting Enabling Author Support for Your Post Types

Enabling Author Support for Your Post Types

To ensure accurate author performance data in the WP Statistics plugin, your post types need to support authors. This guide will help you enable author support for your custom post types.

Using register_post_type

When you register a post type using the register_post_type function, you can specify the support for authors in the supports parameter. Here’s how you can do it:

function my_custom_post_type() {
    $args = array(
        'label'        => 'My Custom Post Type',
        'public'       => true,
        'supports'     => array( 'title', 'editor', 'author', 'thumbnail', 'excerpt', 'comments' ),
        // other arguments as needed
    register_post_type( 'my_custom_post', $args );
add_action( 'init', 'my_custom_post_type' );

In this example, the supports array includes 'author', ensuring that the post type supports author information.

Adding Author Support to an Existing Post Type

If you have already registered a post type and need to add author support, you can use the add_post_type_support function. Here’s an example:

function add_author_support_to_custom_post_type() {
    add_post_type_support( 'my_custom_post', 'author' );
add_action( 'init', 'add_author_support_to_custom_post_type' );

This code snippet will add author support to the existing post type my_custom_post.

Steps to Implement

  1. Identify the Post Type: Determine the post type you need to modify.
  2. Edit the Code: Depending on whether you are registering a new post type or modifying an existing one, use the appropriate method shown above.
  3. Deploy Changes: Save your changes and deploy them to your WordPress site.

By following these steps, you can ensure that your custom post types support authors, allowing the WP Statistics plugin to provide accurate author performance data.

For more details, you can refer to the official WordPress documentation for register_post_type and add_post_type_support.