What is a WordPress custom post type template?
To answer that, let’s first start with the two post types built into WordPress: posts and pages. Posts are for blog posts and usually display on the front end along with a publication date, an author, comment count, and tags and categories. Pages on the other hand, display without any of that extra information. How post and pages display on the front end is the post type template. A custom post type template then is similar to posts and pages in that it displays content in the front end, but you as the creator of the custom post type can define what information the post editor collects and how it’s displayed on the front end for your visitors. This will make more sense as you go through this tutorial.