How to Add Icons for Custom Post Types in WordPress

In WordPress, custom post types are an essential tool for creating and managing your own custom content, such as products, events, or services.

By using custom post types, you can extend the functionality of WordPress and create more specific and customized content for your website. In this article, we will show you how to add icons for custom post types in WordPress, which can make it easier for users to identify and navigate to your custom post type content.

You can add icons for custom post types in WordPress using PHP code in the functions.php file. To do this, open the functions.php file in your WordPress theme’s folder using a text editor and add the following code:

function add_custom_post_type_icon( $menu_icon, $post_type ) {

    if ( $post_type == 'my_post_type' ) {
        $menu_icon = 'dashicons-admin-generic';
    }

    return $menu_icon;

}
add_filter( 'post_type_menu_icon', 'add_custom_post_type_icon', 10, 2 );

Replace “my_post_type” with the name of your custom post type and “dashicons-admin-generic” with the name of the icon you want to use. You can find the names of the available icons in the WordPress Dashicons documentation. To use a custom icon, you can upload the icon file to the WordPress media library and use the URL of the file as the icon name in the code.

In conclusion, adding icons for custom post types in WordPress can make it easier for users to identify and navigate to your custom post type content.

I hope you find this useful. Please comment if you have any questions.