WordPress Custom Fields Plugins: 7 of the Best
Custom Fields are metaboxes that are used to input metadata that is related to your post. If you add a new post in WordPress, you’ll see these draggable boxes which are used to store information about your post. Custom Fields are native to WordPress, but the native custom field interface is not the most user-friendly, so you may want to install a custom fields plugin to make your job easier. Here’s a list from us at WP Carers of 7 of the Best WordPress Custom Fields Plugins.
1. Advanced Custom Fields – WordPress Custom Fields
This plugin is considered by many to be the best custom fields plugin for WordPress and it has been downloaded over a million times. Advanced Custom Fields has a beautiful user interface design which makes it very quick and easy to use. The plugin has been tested successfully on 8 different browsers, so you can be sure it won’t disrupt your internet preferences. There are 26 different field types, including text, number, email, password and image.
2. Pods – WordPress Custom Fields Plugin
Pods is a great content development framework for WordPress which includes field types and a field type builder. This plugin is very easy to use as you work from the familiar territory of the WordPress admin screens. Field types include date/time, number, paragraph text, colour picker and checkbox.
3. Simple Fields – WP Custom Fields Plugin
Simply put, this is a useful plugin for creating custom fields in WordPress. On Simple Fields, all fields are grouped in field groups. This lets you add multiple files to your posts and use repeated field groups to add a large number of field groups to a single post. Field types include text, text area, check-box, radio buttons and dropdown.
4. Custom Field Suite – Custom Fields Plugin
Despite the many field types available on Custom Field Suite, the plugin is surprisingly light. It uses the WordPress admin user interface for utmost ease of use and it supports the creation of custom field types. Field types that come with the plugin include WPSIWYG, file upload, relationship, user and loop (repeatable fields).
5. Types – WordPress Custom Fields
Types is a complete and reliable plugin for managing custom post types, custom taxonomies and custom fields. It allows you to reinvent the WordPress Admin interface and transform it into your own content management system. Custom fields on this plugin use the standard WordPress post-meta data, so it is compatible with any theme and plugin. Custom fields include radio group, photo, Skype, URL and embedded media.
6. Just Custom Fields – WordPress Custom Fields Plugin
This plugin adds custom fields for standard and custom post types in WordPress. It has an impressive 5 stars rating on the WordPress directory, so you can be sure it comes recommended. Just Custom Fields has a simple settings page which is very easy to use. Field types include table, related content, multiple select-box, text area and date picker.
7. WCK Custom Fields Creator – WP Custom Fields Plugin
WordPress Creation Kit includes 3 tools, including a custom fields creator. It has a user interface for setting up custom meta boxes with custom fields for your posts, pages or custom post types. The plugin uses standard custom fields to store data. Custom field types include select, checkbox, radio, text and upload.