Probably this is a question asked many times, but I am unable to find a simple answer.
I just bought Toolset for a site currently at the staging phase. My hope was that Toolset would be simpler to use than other tools for creating and displaying custom fields, i.e. that I wouldn't need to intervene into the PHP code and that the plugin would take care of everything.
However, as I attempt to use it after downloading the different components, it seems to be more complicated than plugins such as ACF and, most of all, the custom fields in my test post don't show on the published page. The custom fields that I create with Toolset are there, in my WP admin panel, with their content, but they do not show on my published page.
There must be something I have not understood correctly or done correctly? My understanding was that, once the paid plugin was installed, this would be possible without having to do any coding by myself. But it does not seem to be so.
If any simple, clear clarification/explanation/tutorial could be provided, this would be much appreciated.
Yes, I had seen and done that. It didn't produce anything. I have now made another attempt: it has worked for one custom field (a selection between two options), not for another one (a WYSYWYG area).
Anyway, this does not serve my purpose: I am not interested in having to insert the custom fields using a code on each page. My expectation was that those custom fields that are filled would automatically show where I have placed them, without further intervention for each of them.
Maybe I should explain what I intend to do: it is a website offering at its core a listing of some 60 local groups, with more to come. For each of them, there are fields such as address, affiliation, website (if they have one), main language used by members, etc. Since the fields are mostly similar ( but not filled in all cases), my intent was to have them on each page, with me filling them when required, but not otherwise. Moreover, I expected the name that I gave to each field appear at the top of each instance of a filled field.
Probably it is just that my expectations were wrong, and that Toolset is not meant to achieve something like that.
My purpose is to do it in a very simple way. If it is too complex, I prefer not to pursue that way.
In the meantime, however, I would still like to understand why my WYSYWYG field does not appear (it shows as: [types field='adressse'][/types] in the WP panel).
Thank you, Shane! Yes, you are right. It is really strange. I had obviously added it and removed it several times. Did I by mistake remove the content at some point? This is possible. I must also say that I wondered at some point what I should do with the "View" window. I concluded that I probably shouldn't care to deal with the different options.
Anyway, thank you for your help. I need really to think if Toolset is the way to go for my project. If I need to add the different code items manually on each individual post, beside entering the content for each custom field, it does not make much sense. At least, this offers a good opportunity to test different tools for custom fields.