PTB Bundle

About PTB Bundle

The PTB Bundle is the Post Type Builder (PTB) plugin grouped together with 4 of it's PTB Addons. These addons extends the capabilities of the current PTB plugin providing you with more features when creating your custom post type. This documentation gives you a snapshot of all the addon included, and how you can use it with the Post Type Builder.

What's Included:

  1. Post Type Builder (PTB) Plugin
    • This is the core plugin that is required for you to be able to use any of the PTB addons. This plugin will allow you to set up your post type with custom meta fields, taxonomies, and build custom archive & single post templates.
  2. Extra Fields Addon - Adds 8 specialized meta fields
  3. Submissions Addon - Create forms that are linked to your custom post type
  4. Search Addon - Allows you to search post specific fields
  5. Relation Addon - Link post (A) when showcasing post (B)

Installing the Plugin

To install the plugin:

  • First, you will need to download the plugin zip file from the Member Area on the Themify site.
    • Note: Some browsers (e.g. Safari) may auto-extract zip files. Right-clicking on the download link and selecting "Save Linked File As" will allow you to download the ZIP version.
  • Then go to your WP Admin > Plugins > Add New > Upload Plugin.
  • Now upload the plugin zip file and click "Install Now".
  • After the plugin is installed, click "Activate Plugin" to activate the plugin.

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FYI: If you can't install the plugin using WordPress plugin installer, you may also use a FTP software to install the plugin. To install plugins with an FTP method: extract the plugin zip on your local computer then upload the plugin folder to your FTP server where you installed WordPress > wp-content > plugins folder. Then login to your WP Admin > Plugins to activate the plugin.

Installing the PTB Addons as Needed

You don't have to install all the PTB addons. You can choose to only install the ones that you need. Installing the addons are similar to how you install any plugin, you can follow the steps above to do this.

Using the Post Type Builder

*Note: This is only a quick overview, for a more detailed guide, go to the PTB Post Types documentation.

  • Go to WP Admin > Post Type Builder > Post Types > Add New
  • Input the post label, slug, and description. Then select the supports and the taxonomies that you would like the post to have.
  • Add and label your meta fields on the Meta Box Builder
  • Create a Single and Archive template

Using the Addons

PTB Extra Fields:

With the Extra Fields addon activated, you will see 8 additional extra fields in the meta box builder.

To use it:

  • Create, or edit any post type built with the PTB plugin, on the meta box builder and click on the "Add Field" to add it (see screenshot)
  • When you add a new extra field, you will see the field type on the PTB Meta Box (see screenshot)
  • Then drop the extra field modules on the PTB template (see screenshot)
  • On the actual post, you will see a similar result after like this:
    sample post of the gallery and rating extra fields

Read PTB Extra Fields documentation for more details on how to use it.

PTB Submisson:

This addon allows you to create submission forms that are linked to post type built using PTB. This form can be to allow users to submit a post on your site. You can set to auto upload, charge a fee, or post only on approval.

To use it:

Note: In order to create a submission post, you need to have an existing post type created with the PTB

  • Go to the PTB Submission > Submission Forms > Click Add New (screenshot)
  • Select the post type of your submissions form (screenshot)
  • Then fill the form options, and drop the field modules on the Submission form template (screenshot)
  • Click save, then copy the shortcode of the form and paste it on any text editor on your site (screenshot)
  • On a page/post you'll see the similar submission form like this:
    submission form final image preview

Read PTB Submissions documentation for more details on how to use it.

PTB Search:

This addon allows you to create search templates that are linked to meta fields and taxonomies for a specific post type.

To use it:

Note: In order to create a search template, you need to have an existing post type created with the PTB

  • Go to the Post Type Builder > Search Template > Click Add New (screenshot)
  • Input form name and select post type (screenshot)
  • Then drop the field modules on the search form template (screenshot)
  • Click save, then copy the shortcode of the form and paste it on any text editor on your site (screenshot)
  • You'll see something similar to this:
    search form final image preview, including sidebar

Read PTB Search documentation for more details on how to use it.

PTB Relation:

This addon links one post type to another. It allows you to query posts (A) while users are viewing post (B).

To use it:

  • Create, or edit any post type built with the PTB, on the meta box builder. Add the new Relation field on the meta box builder (screenshot)
  • Then go to the Post Type Builder > Relations Template > Click Add New (screenshot)
  • Select a post type (screenshot)
  • Then drop the field modules on the relation form template (screenshot)
  • Click save, then on the actual post type you'll see something like this:
    relation template final preview

Read PTB Relation documentation for more details on how to use it.

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