User friendly and complete
really good documentation.
Choosing THE plugin for managing custom post types is a delicate task. Once you've made a website, you cannot change that plugin never more.
There are a lot of plugins that can be used, some free, some for sale and some free with for sale addons (that are usually needed).
After trying on many productions the best known and discussed plugins available (both premium and free) I dediced that Custom Content Type Manager was the best to use.
Maybe some other plugins have a better and more intuitive interface, but the best ones (especially the "for sale" best ones) due to their rich offer of add-ons are quite intrusive and force you to use their add-ons or other "this-goes-along-with" plugins they built. Very often this others plugins give you a different way of coding templates... that is just not WP standard.
On the contrary Custom Content Type Manager is 100% compatibile with any other plugin I've used (starting from "simple taxonomy" that I use for create custom taxonomies) and you can go on coding exactly like CPT and custom fields was created with coded fucntions.
Custom Content Type Manager is also very scalable: you are not forced to use it for all aspects of CPT creation. You can even also use it to build just Custom Post Types and then manage custom metaboxes and fields with other plugins of the same kind.
When I find that CCTM "lacks" some feature or some field type, I usually use CCTM along with other plugins (like the excellent "Advanced Custom Fields"). But this need of using more plugins has eventually stopped to exist as the last versions of CCTM are really full-featured. No add-ons needed any more... but you can still choose to use other plugins along with it.
I hope that authors will continue to develop it, and I would be no surprised if this plugin will turn into a payed one. I would definitely pay something to use it :)
It's a really awesome plugin, really easy and complete. This plugin will help you to create some great custom fields.
Este plugin es increíble, realmente fácil y completo. Este plugin te permitirá crear campos personalizados muy útiles.
I've done quite a bit of work with this plugin - to the point where I built about 5 different sites to push it, break it and use it hard.
It's simply amazing. It works and really does allow WP to be a CMS.
Usage & UI: Excellent
Power: Awesome (still want custom tax types!)
The best part though? You *can* build 100% custom content types with it and create multiple relations and the like. You can ALSO use it just to extend post types registered by other plugins - so easy additional fields and relationships for products, news items and the like.
Here's another plugin that does what it claims to be able to do! And good at it too! Works on multisite.
Thanks so much for this plugin.
Don't need buy anymore functionality, is completely full and customizable.
I am always impressed by this plugin and the hard work / dedication that FireproofSocks has gone to continually develop and improve the ability of WordPress to handle Content Types like a good CMS should.
This plugin has allowed me to handle a good majority of the strange requests I get when developing websites and overall I am very pleased with everything.
I love that even after months of using this plugin it is continually being updated and changed to fix bugs and add features. I am always excited to see what new updates will be brought into the next release when I install this plugin on a brand new website (I just noticed the add meta-box feature today and it looks great)
I would recommend this Custom Content Type plugin to anyone who needs advanced / additional control over posts and pages on their website.
When I needed to create a daily specials feature that a user could easily maintain, I tried a bunch of custom post type plug ins but this was the only one that really fit the bill and was truly easy to set up.
The option to add taxonomies is extremely helpful when it comes to customizing templates. The plug ins "Types" and Pods looked like they would accomplish the same thing, but the set up seemed too complicated and confusing for such a simple functionality.
With a little manipulation, I was able to get a custom field box showing specials that automatically changes every day on the home page. The user just has to pick the items he wants to show from a predefined list of custom fields.
The one suggestion I would have would be to make the template building process and incorporation of templates into theme files a little clearer.
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