I’ve been developing websites using WordPress for ten years now and have developed dozens of sites for my clients. Until now, however, I really haven’t delved too far into using custom fields.
Currently, I am developing a website for a management consulting firm in metropolitan Detroit. As you might expect, there will be an About Us page with biographies of the staff members. After designing and populating the About Us page with content, I decided this might be a good time to take a better look at custom fields and implement the page in this manner.
You know what? It turned out to be a great idea. Using the Advanced Custom Fields plugin handled the back end drudgery of the custom fields themselves, and coding a custom page template to handle the front end display took care of the rest.
I’m hooked. I am already trying to think of how to use custom fields elsewhere on this client’s website. If you, too, have been putting off using custom fields it’s probably time you took a closer look.