Custom fields are pieces of information that WordPress lets you add to content. Custom fields simplify both content administration its display. In the WordPress admin, writers see the fields as separate items with their descriptions. To display custom fields on the front-end, developers should design templates.
|Custom fields in the WordPress admin||Custom fields on the site’s front-end|
How to add custom fields to content
The free Toolset Types plugin makes it easy to create custom content and to add fields to it. You can add fields to both “posts” and “users”. What we call “posts” is not just the blog post. WordPress uses the name “posts” for blog posts, pages and custom post types.
First, create the custom post types that you need. Once you’ve created custom post types, they will appear in Toolset Dashboard.
Click on the button Create field group and then on Add New Field to add fields to the group.
Choose the kind of fields to insert.
Then, set options for the field. All fields require a name and slug (the “machine name”). Some fields have additional settings.
After you’ve added all the fields that you need, remember to save the fields group.
After you save the fields group, it will appear when editing content.
Displaying custom fields on the site’s front-end
Now that you know how to add custom fields to the WordPress admin, it’s time to learn how to use them on the front-end.
If you are comfortable editing PHP, you will be able to display the custom fields on the front-end using Types PHP API. You can display custom fields without writing PHP using the full Toolset package. We offer refunds for up to 30 days for Toolset, so you can try it, risk free.