Learn in this tutorial how to enable the WordPress block editor on the Custom Post Types (CPTs) of your choice by code.
The block editor comes loaded with interesting and great features, but sometimes it doesn’t load on all post types.
Do you want WordPress block editor to be available in your favorite CPT?
You only need a few lines of code:
Snippet to enable WordPress block editor in a CPT
Two situations can arise:
- That the CPT plugin was created by you.
- Or that it is a plugin from WordPress repository.
Here is the solution for both possibilities.
1. With your own Custom Post Type Plugin
If you used the tutorial to create a CPT by code, you’re in luck. You don’t need to do anything because it’s already prepared to show the block editor.
If you have done it but it doesn’t show up, make sure the plugin has the following lines:
If it meets these requirements you can edit the Custom Post Type with the block editor without problems.
2. With a CPT plugin created by another developer
If the plugin has been developed by a third party, add this fragment in functions.php:
In this case the block editor would be available in the CPT “Course” (i.e. with the slug “course”). Of course, I invite you to change it to the one you are interested in.
As this last snippet is not specific to Genesis, you can use it for any child theme.
The block editor doesn’t display in any of your CPTs? Now you know how to selectively enable it by code.
If you want information on how to adapt the Genesis child themes to the WordPress block editor, check the tutorial with all the optimizations you need to maketo make sure it is compatible with it.
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