Custom post types for WordPress – ACPT Lite



ACPT Lite helps you to craft your website from inside WordPress. There is no need to create child themes or write PHP. No coding skills are required!

Main features:

  • Register and manage new custom post types in seconds. Take the total control and become a Master of your CPTs.
  • Register, manage and associate custom new taxonimies in just 3 clicks.
  • Create and manage posts meta box fields with a fresh UI. You can choose between 3 field types.
  • Taxonomy meta fields manager (choose between 3 field types)
  • User meta fields manager (choose between 3 field types)
  • Generate the ACPT custom shortcode with an interactive block in your WordPress Gutenberg editor.
  • Elementor custom widget: manage ACPT meta fields in the Elementor editor
  • WooCommerce custom integration: generate and manage product data in few clicks
  • REST API basic integration

If you need more power, consider to upgrade to ACPT :)!



Privacy Policy

Advanced Custom Post Type Lite uses Appsero SDK to collect some telemetry data upon user’s confirmation. This helps us to troubleshoot problems faster & make product improvements.

Appsero SDK does not gather any data by default. The SDK only starts gathering basic telemetry data when a user allows it via the admin notice. We collect the data to ensure a great user experience for all our users.

Integrating Appsero SDK DOES NOT IMMEDIATELY start gathering data, without confirmation from users in any case.

Learn more about how Appsero collects and uses this data.


  • Custom post types list
  • Register new Custom post type
  • Register new Taxonomy
  • Manage meta boxes
  • Meta boxes in action in the post editor
  • Settings panel


This plugin provides 1 block.

  • Meta box fields


  1. Make sure you are using WordPress 5.1 or later and that your server is running PHP 5.6 or later (same requirement as WordPress itself)
  2. Install and activate the plugin as usual from the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress.
  3. Go to the plugin settings page and set the language.


Please refer to main ACPT website.


2 March 2023
I first used the Lite plugin, and then bought ACPT Pro as it is still on LTD with a discount. The developer has already integrated with Divi and Bricks, with Oxygen and other builders like Zion on roadmap. He is responsive and has been helping to solve teething problems actively. It is not only about the costs, but about the support, and for me ACPT is the way to go for a full-scale experience in managing content with custom posts and advanced fields.
3 February 2023
To compete against such big players as ACF, Metabox, JetEngine, and then implement such a modern developed plugin requires respect! I bought it as soon as I saw it. Price performance is unbeatable.
3 February 2023
Plugin has been great so far, and is progressing rapidly. Optimistic about it's future!
27 January 2023
Funciona todo bien. Una pena que no esté en Español. Esperando nuevas actualizaciones
19 September 2022
I'll start off by saying that I'm a regular JetEngine user, and I have an unlimited, lifetime licence with them. I have very little reason to purchase ACPT Pro other than optimism for a better experience than JetEngine currently provides. I'm rather confident in that optimism. Not only is Mauro (the developer) a friendly, responsive, active dev... he's also got some great, unique features already deployed (and in the pipeline), and has the successes and failures of the giants (ACF and MetaBox) to study and improve upon. I think ACPT will grow into the dev-centric, feature-rich platform many of us wish the others were, and if/when Mauro brings ACPT's roadmap to fruition, I can't see any reason not to charge as much as, if not more than his peers. Not only do I hope ACPT eventually provides more than its competitors, I genuinely believe it will. There's some great functionality already there, some of which isn't available anywhere else. The Ui, colour scheme and entire process is a little more confusing than my experience with JetEngine. I'm not a huge fan of much of the layout at the moment, and things like associating taxonomies to post types have to be done after the fact, rather than as part of the creation process. Overall though, I see in ACPT a lot of potential that I just don't see in any of the other players' offerings. If you're looking for something that will do the bulk of the work of JetEngine, ACF, and MetaBox, but at a fraction of the price, then this is it, folks!
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Contributors and Developers

“Custom post types for WordPress – ACPT Lite” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.


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Change Log

1.0.0 (2021-11-23)

  • First release

1.0.1 (2022-01-03)

  • Sync post types action
  • WooCommerce basic integration

1.0.2 (2022-01-05)

  • Appsero integration

1.0.3 (2022-01-23)

  • WooCommerce product data integration
  • UI improvements

1.0.4 (2022-02-07)

  • Elementor widget integration
  • UI improvements

1.0.5 (2022-02-19)

  • Fixed bug PHP for <7.2 compatibily
  • Taxonomies synchronization
  • Improved CPT synchronization
  • UI/UX fixes and improvements

1.0.6 (2022-03-01)

  • UI/UX fixes and improvements
  • Basic integration with WordPress Rest API
  • Edit the selected CTP step from the view
  • Edit the selected Taxonomy step from the view

1.0.8 (2022-04-26)

  • UI/UX fixes and improvements
  • Backend fix on syncronization
  • User meta fields

1.0.9 (2022-05-02)

  • PHP8 support
  • Added MySQL tables prefix

1.0.10 (2022-08-01)

  • Taxonomy edit fix
  • Broken classname
  • Ajax url fix (subfolder installation fix)
  • UI/UX fixes and improvements

1.0.11 (2022-08-04)

  • DB collation problem fix

1.0.12 (2022-08-22)

  • Security option to keep all ACPT data if the plugin is accidentally deactivated

1.0.13 (2022-08-30)

  • Fix deactivation bug (class not found)
  • Save element is closed or not in LC
  • Sync metadata on change ACPT definitions
  • Fixed category import
  • Import custom taxonomies
  • UI/UX improvements
  • Removed external reference to iconify library

1.0.14 (2023-02-23)

  • Completely new UI (from PRO version)
  • Taxonomy meta
  • Backend fixes and improvements (from PRO version)
  • Renaming DB tables to avoid conflicts with ACPT PRO

1.0.15 (2023-03-01)

  • WooCommerce HotFix