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WordPress WordPress Theme Development Custom Post Type Templates in WordPress The Portfolio Homepage

benjamin holmes
benjamin holmes
1,064 Points

I'm having serious issues with getting my portfolio images to display. Its making me sad.


Have been stuck on this tutorial for a while now and it's really becoming problematic as I have tried the original code in the video and also read all of the questions and answers and none have helped. Really need to be able to crack on with this particular course for my internship. Having the issue of my portfolio images not displaying, have tried the code in the video and also an answer to a similar question that suggested to change the post_type to portfolio_piece, to no avail. Please help me!

Here is my page-portfolio.php code

<?php /* Template Name: Portfolio Page */ ?>

<?php get_header(); ?>

<section class="row"> <div class="small-12 columns text-center"> <div class="leader">

  <?php if ( have_posts() ) : while ( have_posts() ) : the_post(); ?>

    <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>

    <?php the_content(); ?>

  <?php endwhile; endif; ?>




$arg = array( 'post_type' => 'portfolio' ); $query = new WP_Query( $args ); ?>

<section class="row no-max pad">

<?php if( $query->have_posts() ) : while ($query->have_posts() ) : $query->the_post(); ?>

<div class="small-6 medium-4 large-3 columns grid-item"> <a href="<?php the_permalink(); ?> "><?php the_post_thumbnail('large'); ?></a> </div>

<?php endwhile; endif; wp_reset_postdata(); ?>


<?php get_footer(); ?>

2 Answers

benjamin holmes
benjamin holmes
1,064 Points

I worked it out guys. The code from the tutorial is fine. It's certainly not explained in the tutorial but that is probably just due to it being a couple of years ago. Basically in the portfolio CPT UI (custom post type) make sure you tick the custom field box in the the 'Supports'. That allows the CPU UI and the Custom Fields to link. Best of luck to all of you dudes!

David Evans
David Evans
10,490 Points

It seems others are having the same issues as you in this thread here: https://teamtreehouse.com/community/my-images-wont-appear-on-portfolio-page

David Soards on Aug 25, 2017 might have a solution for you.

He wrote:

so i figured it out! The new verions of Custom Post Types will not let you name the post type "Portfolio" because there is already a page with that name. I named mine "portfolio_piece" Therefore the 'post_type' => 'portfolio_piece' instead of 'Portfolio'


  $args = array(
    'post_type' => 'portfolio_piece'
  $query = new WP_Query( $args );


Hopefully this helps for you as your code looks fine.

Christopher Brennan
Christopher Brennan
325 Points

I tried changing post type to portfolio_piece. Still not working. Am I supposed to change something else?