Custom Fields

  • Custom fields are meta data fields put into posts
  • Advanced Custom Fields is good plugin to define them
  • They can be set up to prompt the editor for entry
  • Entry can be varied by category, tag, user
  • Displaying custom fields is complicated
  • Displaying can be done within a theme, with special fields
  • Filtering based on custom fields is difficult
  • Programmatically, WP_POST can be used to retrieve this metadata