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what are custom fields (4 posts)

  1. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    hi
    I'm still playing around with WP 1.2 & still haven't upgraded. ;)
    Can anyone tell me what are custom fields in the Write Screen & why are they there? These have been introduced in v1.2 & weren't there before.

  2. OperaManiac
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  3. andrew_h
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    They are an extra field attached to a post that allows you to do special things with individual posts or groups of posts. For example, you can use them to highlight certain posts, to attach images to certain posts, to make some posts sticky, to make some posts disappear etc. The first two options can be done with the existing built in functions. The second two need further scripting, one of which is my select_custom_fields.php plugin which you can see at
    http://www.andrew-hall-artist.com/journal/index.php?cat=30
    I think the following link will take you to the right wiki page for the built in functions
    http://wiki.wordpress.org/PostMeta
    Andrew

  4. Amit Gupta
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Looks enlightening. I think I'll read them up after a quick nap. Maybe then I'll be able to understand all that. ;)

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