Supercharge WordPress with LoopBuddy + Custom Post Types

This is my first shot at a video tutorial. I’m brand new using ScreenFlow and the mic is just the one on my MacBook Pro. Hopefully, I’ll get better over time. Also, if you benefited from the video and do not own LoopBuddy or a WPMU membership, please use my affiliate links below if you plan to purchase. Thanks!

Resources used in the video:

Very Important Note:

When you create your Custom Post Type, be sure that you do not name the slug of your CPT the same as the slug of the page that it will be displayed on with LoopBuddy. If you do, all manner of badness will occur, including a potential breach of the space-time continuum. So, don’t cross the streams, Venkman.

Here is the CSS that was pasted:

[sourcecode language=”css”]
/*Book Grid */

.books-grid {
width: 125px;
height: 250px;
float: left !important;
display: inline !important;
padding-right: 15px;
text-align: center;

.hentry {
border-bottom: 0px !important;
margin-bottom: 0em !important;

.books-grid-image {
margin-left: 5px;
.books-grid-title {
line-height: 1;
font-size: .8em;
font-style: normal;
width: 125px;

/*Books Detail Page*/
.books-detail-title {
color: #A87F10;
font-size: 1.25em;
font-weight: bold;
line-height: 1.3em;
text-align: left;
.books-detail-author {
padding: 15px 0px;
.books-detail-image img {
margin: 0px 10px 15px 0px !important;
float: left;
.books-detail-return {
text-align: center;
background-color: #DAD8D9;
padding: 5px;
display: block;
margin: 75px auto;
width: 50%;
border: 1px #888 solid;
-moz-border-radius: 12px;
-webkit-border-radius: 12px;
border-radius: 12px;

Grid Items Not Gridding?

If your posts are not displaying in a grid, try putting the float on the .hentry rather than the .books-grid. I’ll betcha that will work.

Using Custom Post Type UI instead of CustomPress

Custom Post Type UI will not allow you to create custom fields by itself, which makes doing what this video describes impossible. However, a nifty little plugin called More Fields will allow you to add custom fields to Custom Post Types and gives you the kind of control over what they look like (single line text, textarea, etc) that CustomPress does. One day I’ll make a video demonstrating this process. But it’s pretty straight forward:

  1. Create your custom post type using Custom Post Type UI
  2. Add custom fields to your custom post type using More Fields
  3. Put the custom field key you created in step 2 in LoopBuddy’s custom fields item.