post_type_exists( string $post_type ): bool

Determines whether a post type is registered.


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$post_type string Required
Post type name.

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bool Whether post type is registered.

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File: wp-includes/post.php. View all references

function post_type_exists( $post_type ) {
	return (bool) get_post_type_object( $post_type );

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Version Description
3.0.0 Introduced.

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User Contributed Notes

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    Contributed by Codex

    Basic Examples

    $exists = post_type_exists( 'post' );
    // returns true
    $exists = post_type_exists( 'page' );
    // returns true
    $exists = post_type_exists( 'book' );
    // returns true if book is a registered post type
    $exists = post_type_exists( 'xyz' );
    // returns false if xyz is not a registered post type

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