The Post Types Extra extension from Blocksy Pro comes with a bunch of helpful features that can enhance your posts throughout your website. And this is not only for classic posts, as it supports custom post types just as well as the built-in blog roll of WordPress.
For example, you can use it to add a reading time estimate to your posts, so your visitors know what to expect when drilling down an article, the ability to add dynamic data integration inside the post meta layers with solutions such as custom fields, filtering options available so that your visitors can find the perfect article to read with ease, taxonomy customisation features such as adding a featured image and colours and the ability to copy the Customiser options across multiple post types with just a few clicks.
We’ll note all the sub-extensions that are available down below. Each sub-extension can be enabled or disabled individually, so no redundant assets are loaded with your website, improving the performance and streamlining the experience.
Once the read time sub-extension has been activated, a new layer inside the post’s meta section is available to configure. The reading time gets calculated based on the number of words your article has.
These options are available for both the archive view as well as the singular view. In the singular view, the options are available in the hero/title section of the post, if the default template is used.
In each post’s meta layers, you can easily integrate dynamic data layers created with custom fields solutions. This lets you present additional data for the post in a clear and concise way, without making your visitors lose their concentration.
The solution can integrate with advanced plugins such as:
Each advanced plugin brings something different to the table so make sure you check them all out and see which option works best for you.
Consistency is key when designing a website, and if you have multiple post types you may find that it is a bit cumbersome to tackle the configuration of all of them to be the same. You may miss an option, or you may find it too time consuming to start manually copying settings across.
Copying settings across multiple post types should be easy and that’s why we have integrated this feature right inside of each post type’s settings pane.
To get started, simply go to the destination post type, click the Advanced button in the toolbar and select which options to copy and from where.
The post filters feature lets your visitors easily drill down to a specific category or tag of your posts. They sit at the top of the blog loop and can work with standard posts as well as custom post types.
This lets you select the type of look that you want the filters to show up as. The first option is a simple text layout, while the second option makes the taxonomy terms look like buttons.
Choose how these filters react. Instant reload only refreshes the actual post loop with AJAX, while page reload refreshes the entire page. Refreshing the entire page may be needed depending on the setup that’s been implemented.
Choose which taxonomy terms are used for filtering. Classic posts support both built in taxonomies – categories and tags, while custom post types only support hierarchical custom taxonomies.
Shows a counter of how many items are in that specific taxonomy term.
Spacing & Alignment Options
Various spacing and alignment options you can use to make sure the filter box looks perfect with your other design elements.
Select which devices the filter box shows up on – desktop, tablet and mobile.
With this sub-extension, you can add a featured image for a specific taxonomy term to be featured inside the hero section, and even change the colours that represent that taxonomy term throughout the website.
For example, you can have a tag-like system for your posts inside the blog roll.