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Twenty Eleven "Custom Fields" (9 posts)

  1. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hello folks!

    Just installed twenty eleven on a site I'm working at on http://coachkevtraining.com .

    If I go to screen options while I'm editing a page/post there is an option for "custom fields." This allows me to...: "Custom fields can be used to add extra metadata to a post that you can use in your theme."

    However, I have the YOAST WordPress SEO plugin installed so I really don't want that... Any way I can get rid of that? Many, many thanks!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/themes/twentyeleven/

  2. Triplanetary
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You can stop it from appearing on the editor screen using the "Screen Options" tab at the top right of the edit post/page page.

  3. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes...I'm aware of that. However, I'm wondering if that disables the functionality of it? It seems to be counter-intuitive.

    Thanks for the feedback!

  4. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Just because you decide to not display the custom field module does not disable any functionality regarding custom fields except that you don't see the module in those screens.

  5. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    That's what I was thinking...So is it possible to complete erase that functionality? Such a large majority of people use an SEO plugin such as WordPress SEO, All-in-One, et cetera so we really don't need this.

  6. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    YOu misunderstand meta data

    It's not for keywords or descriptions (well, it CAN be for that, but it's not just that).... it's to attach any data to the post

    It can be used for darned near anything. Images, geotagging, music data, etc. It's simply a place to input data for you to use. Many plugins also rely on custom fields to hold data, the data is just hidden from that interface

    http://codex.wordpress.org/Custom_Fields

  7. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay - thanks for the lesson :-)

    I was just curious because the fields that can be selected in this theme are: keywords, title, description and views. The first three sound like they could be used for SEO - and I'm using YOAST for that so it would seem like it's doing it double time.

    Would it be best to just leave the keywords, title, description...fields blank and just use the YOAST?

    Many Thanks!

  8. Rev. Voodoo
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I would think so, yes. It looks like your theme may have built in SEO features which use those fields if you set them. Or possibly a past theme or plugin did that.

  9. Patrick Nommensen
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Well I'm using this new twenty eleven theme. I think what I'll do is to export what I have right now and then re-install wp and see if it goes away...

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