Simple CPT


Simple CPT is a free WordPress plugin that lets you create custom post types and custom taxonomies (eg: categories, tags, etc.) directly from your admin dashboard without writing a single line code.

No more editing files manually. With Simple CPT you can create a new Custom Post Type in less than 1 minute.

This plugin is written using only native functions, included in WordPress core, so it does not in any way reduce the performance of your website and will not cause any compatibility problems. Simple CPT is completely free, it will save you time and it is compatible with almost all themes and plugins out there.

In just a few minutes you can adapt your WordPress site to any type of project in a professional and extremely efficient way, e.g. ecommerce, hotel, restaurant, events, portfolio, community websites etc.


  • Plugin overview page
  • Custom Post Types admin table
  • Custom Taxonomies admin table
  • Add a new Custom Post Type
  • Edit a custom Taxonomy



  • Upload the Custom Post Type UI folder to the plugins directory in your WordPress installation
  • Activate the plugin.
  • Navigate to the “Simple CPT” Menu.

Admin Installer via Zip

  • Visit the Add New plugin screen and click the “Upload Plugin” button.
  • Click the “Browse…” button and select zip file from your computer.
  • Click the “Install Now” button.
  • Once done uploading, activate Custom Post Type UI.
  • Navigate to the “Simple CPT” Menu.

That’s it! Now you can easily start creating custom post types and custom taxonomies in WordPress


When is “Simple CPT” needed?

Whenever you need to extend the functionality of your WordPress site with your own type of content then you can create custom post types. Creating custom post types for books, movies, reviews, products and so on, can transform your website from a blogging platform to a custom software solution e.g. a bookstore, a movie database, a product listing site etc.

What can I create with “Simple CPT”?

With the “Simple CPT” plugin you can easily create custom post types (Books, Cars, Movies, Songs etc.) and associated custom taxonomies (Brand, Color, Type, Genre etc.)

When are custom Taxonomies needed?

Your regular blog posts use Categories and Tags to create an organization structure. Those build-in taxonomies can also be linked to any custom post type you create with Simple CPT. However, the same organization doesn’t necessarily make sense for all custom post types. For a “book” custom post type, ideally you’d like to have the option to specify the book’s author, the genre, publisher and other book-specific data. This is when you create custom taxonomies and you associate them with your custom post type(s).

Does “Simple CPT” require manual coding or file editing?

Absolutely not. No technical knowledge is needed besides entering some text labels and selecting options from dropdowns. With a few clicks your CPT will be ready in a minute. Check out the screenshots above.

Is “Simple CPT” compatible with my theme/plugins?

Of course! “Simple CPT” is compatible with any theme and plugin that follows WordPress coding standards.


May 7, 2024
I have no idea about coding and stuff and was reading on how I can create my own port types on my wordpress website. I then stumbled upon this little tool and with a few clicks I have now a custom website with my own data types! Simply amazing, thanks a lot!
December 21, 2022 1 reply
This plugin is simply neat and easy to use. It is lightweight and functional. It can save you lots of efforts to segregate your content (blogs, pages into specific purpose custom posts types. By using this, you can manage separate segments of your total audience and get them to read what precisely they should- for example – post related to music-lovers / mat-lovers and magic-tricks-lovers can be grouped separately. For example, a business directory website, I have a series of blogs for educating buyers and customers about frauds in market; and a separate series of articles to educate and train the small business owners. Without CPT, mutually these two audiences will not be interested in content meant for other segment. Great plugin by George.
July 16, 2021 1 reply
In just a few minutes I have adapt a WordPress site with a new created CTPs. This plugin was very useful for my instant task and will provide an easy way for my client to do the same in the future.
May 4, 2021 1 reply
*THIS IS NOT FOR SUPPORT, ITS ONLY A REVIEW Directly after installing, it breakes my backend. I guess it’s still the BETA Version Some pretty amazing Mod has deleted my review (exactly the same message) with his word: “I have removed your review. Do not use reviews for support, problems/bug reports and features wishlist, open a topic in plugin support section instead.
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Contributors & Developers

“Simple CPT” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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  • Ensure Compatibility with WP v6.5
  • Fix deprecation warning about dynamic property.


  • Ensure Compatibility with WP v6.3
  • Increase PHP minimum required version


  • Ensure compatibility with WP 6.0.x
  • Add shortcut links in Plugins Page
  • Update translations template


  • Ensure compatibility with WP latest version v5.8.2


  • Bug Fix: Admin Footer Notice


  • Initial release