WordPress Custom Fields

As I find myself starting another custom WordPress project, I thought it was about time I wrote a blog post recognising the great work of Elliot Condon and his WP plugin, Advanced Custom Fields.

For developers and clients familiar with WordPress, it follows the same principles as most content management systems and enables you out-the-box to have only one content area / editor. Historically, adding additional editable content regions (for example in a two column layout) was tricky and at its most basic level was really ugly to use/update in the WordPress meta/custom fields boxes.

Elliot’s plugin is constantly updated with fixes and new features, has great documentation and has been downloaded by over 300,000 WordPress users. It is, without a doubt, one of the most useful plugins I’ve ever used and makes using WordPress for completely custom content much, much easier.

To check the plugin for yourself, visit http://advancedcustomfields.com/

Ps. Thanks Elliot!

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