[wp-edu] Use of custom fields.

Hugh Paterson III hugh at thejourneyler.org
Fri Apr 26 16:46:08 UTC 2013

I just bought Types, and Views - the whole package. Then I found PODs.  PODs is/has been sponsored by Automattic.  And it has a lot of bite for a Free plugin - it can handle things which Types can't like a taxonomy relationship to another taxonomy. Many people use it with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). But this isn't completely necessary.  I haven't come to the point yet where I think my purchase of Types and Views was not worth it, but If I had found PODs a week earlier I would not have bought it.


- Hugh

On Apr 26, 2013, at 9:37 AM, Jeff VanDrimmelen wrote:

> I have also used a variety of plugins for this.  If I'm going to use a plugin I really like Types, and Wp-views (premium plugins) is very powerful.  We have had some issues with embedded types (taking the type out of the plugin and embedding it in a theme), but over all it's a +1 for types for me right now. 
> That being said, it always makes me uneasy when we have to do updates to the the plugin if it will continue to work.  Building it straight in the theme is always better for that, but metaboxes are kind of a pain in code, especially compared to how easy custom fields are with types. 
> ~Jeff 
> On Friday, April 26, 2013 at 10:53 AM Friday, April26, Grogan, David wrote:
>> Hello all,
>> I have not delved to deeply into the use of the custom field functionality of WordPress but I'm looking at a use case that will do the following:
>> 1. Each post would have custom fields defined.
>> 2. The name and value of these custom fields would automatically be displayed in the post content when viewed on the site.
>> 3. A page would show the index of values for a particular custom field to allow users to access posts by that value.
>> Has anyone done this? Any plugins you can recommend?
>> David
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