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

Register support of certain features for a post type.

Description Description

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, and the ‘comments’ feature dictates whether the comments count will show on the edit screen.

Parameters Parameters


(string) (Required) The post type for which to add the feature.


(string|array) (Required) The feature being added, accepts an array of feature strings or a single string.

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Source Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

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

	$features = (array) $feature;
	foreach ($features as $feature) {
		if ( func_num_args() == 2 )
			$_wp_post_type_features[$post_type][$feature] = true;
			$_wp_post_type_features[$post_type][$feature] = array_slice( func_get_args(), 2 );

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Marc Heatley


    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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