Tag: Custom Fields

Shout Out to the Pods Plugin

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I’m working on a WordPress project that needs custom post types, custom fields, custom taxonomies, and custom taxonomy meta. To do this, I installed three entirely separate plugins: CPT UI, Advanced Custom Fields, and a taxonomy metabox solution that I regret using (its code dates back to before WordPress had taxonomy meta, and uses its own custom data structure).

How to Create and Use WordPress Custom Fields

This article describes how to work with WordPress custom fields, also called post meta. In it, we describe how to use WordPress’s post meta PHP functions, especially get_post_meta() and update_post_meta(), and provide in-depth code demos as well as practical advice for working with custom fields tools like Pods and Advanced Custom Fields.

Organizing Your WordPress Data: Understanding Custom Taxonomies vs Custom Fields

This article looks at the two major systems for adding data to posts in WordPress: custom taxonomies and custom fields. Since some needs can reasonably by solved by either custom fields or custom taxonomies, we’ll use a practical example—a movie review site—to help define overall principles for when it’s best to use each tool.

Really Easy Custom Post Backgrounds For WordPress

As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve been having great fun with the new Nometet.com design. It’s now sporting a feature that allows the author to set a custom background for the post just by uploading an image. This image doesn’t even need to be the correct size; that’s all done on the fly. Uploading isn’t hard either; I’ve implemented an uploader that sits inside a meta box so the hardest bit is choosing the image! In this post we’ll have a look at how it’s done.

Using WordPress As A CMS

I’ll let you into a little secret. WordPress is a CMS. Arguably it’s a simple one, but it’s still a CMS; I’m currently writing my content and using WordPress as a system to manage my content. WordPress needn’t just manage content for my blog though. With pages and page templates you’ve got a quick and easy way of making a killer content management system.

In this post we’ll look at how to understand just how to use WordPress “as a CMS” effectively and efficiently.

How To: Display Quotes From A Random Post in WordPress

Whilst considering the best way to show off all the content effectively on WPShout, a thought occurred to me – why not have quotes from articles popping out on the sidebar? In the end I decided against the idea, but I thought I’d write it up for all to see. I’m writing this a bit differently – good, bad? Please do let me know.