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Types - Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Management

The complete and reliable plugin for managing custom post types, custom taxonomy and custom fields.

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81 reviews
Average Rating
4 stars
4.6 out of 5 stars
4 stars
Perfect
By , for WP 3.8.2

Read Yoast's guide on integrating Gravity Forms to realise the greatness of this plugin.

It has a paid limitation on assigning role capabilities to custom post types which can be partially fulfilled with http://wordpress.org/plugins/map-cap/

5 stars
Awesome
By , for WP 3.8.1

Awesome - exactly what I wanted to do, create custom fields for custom post types. Thank you so much!

5 stars
i like it
By , for WP 3.8.1

the user interface is nice.
especially, multi inputs for one slug.

5 stars
Impressive
By , for WP 3.8.1

Only one thing made me down, that.....

I created some child post_type as hidden for one particular parent post_type. And then I need to add a custom field group to all these child post_types. but as they are hidden, i was unable to assign custom field to these post_types menu.

5 stars
Fantastic!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Updated regularly, supported and works.

Kudos to the developer, a fantastic plugin, keep up the good work! Donation coming soon.

5 stars
Thanks
By , for WP 3.8.1

I had experience using this plugin on XVM's official website, it copes with its tasks.

Also, the plugin is used on one of the sites that I visit frequently.

Thanks.

5 stars
I am using first time and I am impressed!
By , for WP 3.8.1

I am using first time and I am impressed!

5 stars
A great plugin
By , for WP 3.8.1

You do need some understanding of PHP to use Types on its own, as you will need to insert the new types of data into your existing themes. If you are happy creating a child themes you should be fine.

Types, does become really handy when combined with the developers premium plugins. It becomes possible to create quite complex websites with little/no knowledge of PHP.

I made my design portfolio website using Types and Views, it meant I could tag different parts of each design project as CAD, Prototyping, Photoshop work etc, and let people view either a project as a hole, or just the parts of each project that contain aspects that interest them.

The developers are also extremely active and updating and fixing bugs very fast. I also found there customer service really good. After I paid for Views it was possible to rely on any question being answered in hours not days. I have not used the community forum for help much. But it dose seem to be quite active so that might well be helpful as well.

On the down side - it can be really really hard to understand what is going on with the naming conventions used (with Views more so than Types). So many aspects that seem to be doing similar things but are really hard to get your head round.

For starters though it is clearly stated it is a little confusing that Types creates data fields, then dose nothing with them. Working out how to insert the right information into your website can be mind-bending hard sometimes.

Buying Views as an add on helps... but at first not as much as you would hope. Not because it is not capable, but because of how it describes what it is doing. You have both views and view templates and both do similar but different things and I still (after over a year) have had to look at the documentation each time I have wanted to change something. They are just too closely named for me to remember exactly which one does what.

Partly the problem is that they are doing something that is pretty complicated. They do it well and do make it easier, but you still have to get your head round what information needs to be put where, and where it is going to be got form.

All that said, the support (for paying customers) is really great and the plugin works reliably well. So the problems of getting to grips with it can be overcome.

As a designer, happy to use HTML and CSS, I can imagine Using Types and Views on all web design projects I do in the future. It means I can create easily updatable websites and not spend any more time than is completely needed learning PHP.

5 stars
Excellent!
By , for WP 3.8.1

This is my go to plugin for everything CPT and custom fields. Robust and reliable, great UI, good documentation, regular updates. One of my favorite plugins.

5 stars
It's Hot!!!!
By , for WP 3.8.1

Dear Types,
You are simply awesome. I put together a site with CPT's and Custom Fields very nicely with the help of this great tool. Bonus: the client liked my setup, and asked if I could do the same thing on another of their sites. I said yes, but then the real cool thing emerged: I was able to export my Types stuff from Site1 and import them into Site2. Talk about excellent. Saved me a lot of time!

I get around, and I've got to say, your plugin is so nicely put together and easy to use. I have also experimented with Pods, which has very nice technology, but the documentation is slim, and you really can't hope to get any support, or at least I didn't when I asked on their "forum". Whereas so far at the rare times I've needed to look something up about Types, I found the answer in the docs!

For custom fields I've had a great time using Custom Field Template, which is a superb plugin. Yet Types gives you all that, CPT's, easy GUI features, and a bag of chips. ;)

I haven't even needed Views, as I'm very geeky, but I will certainly consider it if the need arises.

Super Job, Team!
Dave

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