add_post_type_support( string $post_type, string|array $feature, mixed $args )

Registers support of certain features for a post type.


All core features are directly associated with a functional area of the edit screen, such as the editor or a meta box. Features include: ‘title’, ‘editor’, ‘comments’, ‘revisions’, ‘trackbacks’, ‘author’, ‘excerpt’, ‘page-attributes’, ‘thumbnail’, ‘custom-fields’, and ‘post-formats’.

Additionally, the ‘revisions’ feature dictates whether the post type will store revisions, the ‘autosave’ feature dictates whether the post type will be autosaved, and the ‘comments’ feature dictates whether the comments count will show on the edit screen.

A third, optional parameter can also be passed along with a feature to provide additional information about supporting that feature.

Example usage:

add_post_type_support( 'my_post_type', 'comments' );
add_post_type_support( 'my_post_type', array(
    'author', 'excerpt',
) );
add_post_type_support( 'my_post_type', 'my_feature', array(
    'field' => 'value',
) );


The post type for which to add the feature.
The feature being added, accepts an array of feature strings or a single string.
Optional extra arguments to pass along with certain features.

More Information

The function should be called using the init action hook, like in the above example.


To show the “Featured Image” meta box in mulsite installation, make sure you update the allowed upload file types, in Network Admin, Network Admin Settings SubPanel#Upload_Settings, Media upload buttons options. Default is off.


function add_post_type_support( $post_type, $feature, ...$args ) {
	global $_wp_post_type_features;

	$features = (array) $feature;
	foreach ( $features as $feature ) {
		if ( $args ) {
			$_wp_post_type_features[ $post_type ][ $feature ] = $args;
		} else {
			$_wp_post_type_features[ $post_type ][ $feature ] = true;


5.3.0Formalized the existing and already documented ...$args parameter by adding it to the function signature.

User Contributed Notes

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    add_post_type_support('page', 'thumbnail');

    won’t add featured images to pages. For that you need to [add theme support for post-thumbnails

    add_theme_support( 'post-thumbnails', array( 'post', 'page' ) );

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    The example that allows you to add support for specific feature to a custom post type. It’s used to enable or disable certain features, Such as custom fields, excerpts, comments, thumbnails, revisions and more for particular post type.

    add_action( 'init', 'custom_post_type_support' );
    function custom_post_type_support() {
        add_post_type_support( 'book', array( 'custom-fields', 'thumbnail' ) );
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    To enable `add_post_type_support` for a specific page or post, we can narrow down with condition.

    Example: To add support for excerpt in page (id : 123), use this:

    global $pagenow;
    if( ($pagenow == 'post.php') && (isset($_GET['post'])) ){
        $page_id = 123;   // set the "page id" to enable support
        if($_GET['post'] == $page_id){

    Note: `$_GET[‘post’]` gives the current page id when we open page edit screen.

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