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WordPress

Jake White
Jake White
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Best Option for Custom Post Type Plugin

I am working on a Wordpress plugin that creates a custom post type. The custom post type uses some of the standard meta fields, plus a few created for the post type. My question is what the best practice is for the single-$posttype.php.

I want to be mindful of the users current theme and don't want to break how they display their posts, so right now Im using a shortcode on each page to bring in the content needed, while still maintaining the theme's single.php styles. I could use the add_filter('single_template'), to give me more design control, but Im worried that this could cause huge issues with themes.

Is using a shortcode to put in the content needed the best solution or is there a better way of giving me more control of how the post looks, without destroying the user's post styes?

Hope that makes sense...