Advanced Custom Fields turns WordPress sites into a fully-fledged content management system by giving you all the tools to do more with your data.
Use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin to take full control of your WordPress edit screens & custom field data.
Add fields on demand. Our field builder allows you to quickly and easily add fields to WP edit screens with only the click of a few buttons!
Add them anywhere. Fields can be added all over WP including posts, users, taxonomy terms, media, comments and even custom options pages!
Show them everywhere. Load and display your custom field values in any theme template file with our hassle free developer friendly functions!
Extend your wordpress website, with additional custom fields, giving more control to the posts and other taxonomy terms. There are multiple field types available to add to post types and multiple functions to use those field data in the front end pages.
Examples Of WordPress Custom Fields
Custom fields allow us to include additional information of any kind to your content.
- Extra Identification for Posts.
- Start and end times for events (like in the Event Organiser plugin)
- Prices for products or color variations and sizes
- Additional meta boxes in the WordPress editor like the content analysis tool in Yoast SEO
Advantages Of WordPress Custom Fields
In theory, you can add a lot of this information to your content in other ways.
Movie scoring can, for example, be directly added to the post. If that is the case, what do you need custom fields for?
The advantage of using custom fields to add recurring data is that they make it easy to change things site wide.
For example, if you decided to move the movie scores to another location inside your posts, your can just do so for all reviews by changing one template.
If you saved the information inside the posts, you would have to edit every single one to implement the same change on your entire site.
Sounds a lot more complicated, doesn’t it?
Apart from that, using custom fields often makes for a much better user experience.
As you will see below, they allow you to include metafields in the WordPress editor and other places from where the filled-in information is automatically added to your finished content in the right place.
This makes things much more comfortable and, if you are developing websites for other people, professional looking.
What sounds better: Giving your client a customized admin interface that does exactly what they want or telling them to write everything into the post and format it by hand?