How to Use Custom Fields in Wordpress Theme Development

Learn how to utilize over 20 powerful custom field types in our comprehensive guide to the Advanced Custom Fields plugin
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  • Lectures 33
  • Contents Video: 3.5 hours
    Other: 1 min
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2015 English

Course Description

Interested in speeding up your WordPress theme development? Do you want to build beautifully simple admin interfaces to control complex front end layouts with ease?

Let us help you master a tool that can shave tons of time off your WordPress development process and help you create websites that your clients find incredibly easy to maintain.

If you have done any kind of WordPress theme development, more than likely you've encountered the use of custom fields. The default behavior of WordPress custom fields isn't the most intuitive. While you can definitely improve upon its admin appearance with functions for custom metaboxes and your own custom field types, that can get time-intensive very quickly, not to mention can be a daunting hurdle for those just starting to dip their feet into the world of WordPress theme development.

This is where Advanced Custom Fields comes in as a powerful time-saving tool to incorporate into your WordPress development workflow. It simplifies the creation of a variety of custom field types, allowing you to quickly & effectively create complex WordPress themes that still have an incredibly straightforward admin interface.

Do your clients need to be able to attach supplementary PDFs to their blog posts? Want to integrate with Google Maps, YouTube and more in less than 5 minutes? How about create beautiful & intuitive color and date pickers with just a few clicks?

Let us open your WordPress development up to all of these possibilities -- plus MANY MORE -- with this powerful plug-in. What are you waiting for? Let us help you take your WordPress theme development to the next level.

Advanced Custom Fields is developed & maintained by Elliot Condon and is available in both a free and a (highly recommended) paid/pro version.

What are the requirements?

  • Understanding of the WordPress theme structure
  • Familiarity with HTML & CSS
  • Should be comfortable editing code in your WordPress theme files

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Learn how to set up over 20 different custom field types in WordPress
  • Start integrating any of these field types into your theme with ease
  • Master how to easily pull custom field values from posts, pages, users & more!
  • Learn how to create an admin interface for your theme that your clients will LOVE using

What is the target audience?

  • Novice & Advanced WordPress Developers
  • WordPress developers who want to improve their theme's UI & speed up their workflow

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction, Installation & Field Groups
Intro to Advanced Custom Fields & Installing the Plugin
Preview
02:28
Getting Started with Field Groups
Preview
16:35
Section 2: Basic & Content Field Types
Text Field
16:14
Textarea & WYSYWIG Editor
10:24
Number Field
06:34
Email Field
03:17
Password Field
03:04
Check to See If Field Exists
04:07
Image Field
13:50
File Field
13:12
Section 3: Choice Field Types
Choice Field Type Admin Set Up
10:31
Checkbox
02:58
Radio
02:11
True/False & Select
05:08
Conditional Display
02:40
Section 4: Relational Field Types
Page Link
02:25
Post Object
04:06
Relationship/Multiple Post Objects
07:44
Taxonomy
06:44
User
03:07
Section 5: jQuery Field Types
Google Maps
04:24
Color Picker
03:28
Date Picker
10:20
Section 6: Layout Field Types
Tab & Message
03:57
Section 7: Additional Locations
Retrieving Values from a Taxonomy Term
06:04
Retrieving Values from a User
03:54
Section 8: Advanced Custom Fields PRO
Upgrade Process & Overview
11:17
Repeater Field
09:20
Gallery Field
06:42
Flexible Content Field
12:47
Options Page
05:07
oEmbed Field
03:15
Section 9: BONUS: Additional Resources
Quick Reference Cheat Sheet
1 page

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Instructor Biography

Balboa & Bedford, WordPress Theming Experts

We are a collective of like-minded creators who love clean, well-designed, and easy-to-use products. We specialize in the WordPress platform and have built over 100 sites using WordPress and Advanced Custom Fields.

We're programmers, designers and user experience enthusiasts - we know why it's important to have a simple, yet powerful CMS. Let us share our knowledge and experience through our comprehensive courses.

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