Today we’re going to talk a bit about custom post types in WordPress, and how they can further help to develop a unique layout for your website. There are plenty of reasons that a blog owner would have to make use of custom post types.

For instance, a photographer can use the build in gallery shortcode to easily create collections of images from a particular set. This can allow easy updating of a portfolio in a news style format, with newer work remaining at the top of the page of posts. For full page viewing of photos, or to avoid overflow, they may want to remove sidebars or asides from the main content of the site. This can be seen on the photography theme, where we’ve made a custom type of gallery to display your pictures.
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