Shortly after we finished writing our recent post on the top 10 WordPress Plugins 2011, we came across this little plugin whilst working on a WordPress CMS project. It’s developed by a guy called Elliot Condon, and we found it to be so good that we had to dedicate an entire post to it.
The Advanced Custom Fields plugin is, in one word, brilliant. For anyone looking to extend the functionality flexibility of WordPress as a CMS, without using something as complicated as Pods CMS Framework, it’s perfect.
You can use it to pretty much replace the standard WP ‘Edit’ screen with whatever fields you want. It’s really simple to use, too. Once you’ve created your list of custom fields you then assign that ‘set’ to any number of templates, stick a few bits of code in your HTML, and you’re away!