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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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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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Novice & Advanced WordPress Developers
  • WordPress developers who want to improve their theme's UI & speed up their workflow
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What Will I Learn?
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
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  • Understanding of the WordPress theme structure
  • Familiarity with HTML & CSS
  • Should be comfortable editing code in your WordPress theme files
Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 33 Lectures Collapse All 33 Lectures 03:38:54
Introduction, Installation & Field Groups
2 Lectures 19:03
Basic & Content Field Types
8 Lectures 01:10:42
Text Field

Textarea & WYSYWIG Editor

Number Field

Email Field

Password Field

Check to See If Field Exists

Image Field

File Field
Choice Field Types
5 Lectures 23:28
Choice Field Type Admin Set Up



True/False & Select

Conditional Display
Relational Field Types
5 Lectures 24:06
Page Link

Post Object

Relationship/Multiple Post Objects


jQuery Field Types
3 Lectures 18:12
Google Maps

Color Picker

Date Picker
Layout Field Types
1 Lecture 03:57
Tab & Message
Additional Locations
2 Lectures 09:58
Retrieving Values from a Taxonomy Term

Retrieving Values from a User
Advanced Custom Fields PRO
6 Lectures 48:28
Upgrade Process & Overview

Repeater Field

Gallery Field

Flexible Content Field

Options Page

oEmbed Field
BONUS: Additional Resources
1 Lecture 00:00
Quick Reference Cheat Sheet
1 page
About the Instructor
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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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