Pods is a framework for creating, managing, and deploying customized content types and fields.
thank you! :)
I have used pods extensively for several years, and consider it to be one of the most important WordPress plugins. It is reminiscent of CCK for Drupal, and is hugely helpful in making sophisticated, maintainable sites.
If you're an end user who needs out of the box functionality, more specific plugins are probably the way to go. But if you're a developer making none-trivial sites, Pods can be a huge asset.
Pods helps me as a developer to break down the site in to different types of content, and give the site admins the ability to input and maintain their own data easily. I can keep the html and css cleanly separated from the content, so the user never has to worry about it.
It's then possible to change how and where content is used, without having to go back through the whole site. We can also extend existing WordPress structures - adding some extra fields to a user profile for example, or a post.
For developers making custom sites, Pods can let you replace a raft of other plugins. Where you would otherwise have a plugin for many different functions - each with their own peculiarities - now you can simply create a structure in pods, and write some code to display that content. You're not constrained by someone else's implementation, and nor is your site bloated by features you don't need. If you want an audio clip with a geolocation - that's a couple of fields. Want an image with it? Add another field. Don't want a description field or tags? Don't add them. You create the whole thing, but it's a fraction of the development effort that it would be doing it from scratch.
Pods is not perfect by any means - I have had plenty of frustrating moments. Often it seems to pull huge data structures when I just want the bare minimum, etc. But the pros massively outweigh the cons.
I download the pods which version is 2.4,but when I unzip it, it give me a wrong message that the zip package has been broke.
Love to use Pods as my powerfull framework to extend WP.
My only complaint is that documentation is too simple for begginers, more tutorials and examples should be written.
Anyway, amazing plugin
Easy to install and setup. Comes with a lot of extra tools and support documentation/videos.
Great plugin but a little bit too difficult for beginners. But I highly recommend it!! and it works with events manager plugin!
I have been using this plugin since version 2.0
Very powerful, the support is great and the plugin in it's own respect is very powerful. I have convinced most developers in my circle to switch to WordPress Pods - it works and saves time!
This really is a very powerful tool to have within your WordPress build. I'd recommend getting to know this plugin very well!
Makes it easy and quick to create post types and custom fields. Great for developers who work a lot with custom post types and custom fields.
i'm still using both WP-Types+Views and Pods+Timber (for Twig)...
but i think i prefer the latter for these reasons:
- all code is in GitHub pure GPL
- Twig is perfect
- Pods UI is much nicer and the pro features (like to use custom tables for my data) is unique
i have just to evaluate the portability & deployment of all pods (import/export of presets), because i never work on live sites, and extension by my PHP code
anyway 5 stars because i couldn't have moved from TYPO3 to WordPress without this plugins
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