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PIKLIST | Rapid development framework

The most powerful framework available for WordPress.


Piklist is the developers best friend. A rapid development framework for WordPress that will let you concentrate on the main focus of your plugin or theme, and let Piklist handle everything else.

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Piklist makes it easy to:

  • Build Fields for Settings page, Widgets, Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies and User Profiles with minimal code.
  • Conditionally show fields (or their values), based on Post Status and/or User Role.
  • Define Custom Post Statuses
  • Relate Post-to-Posts.
  • and more...


Better Custom Post Types

  • Powerful Custom Post Types
  • Relate Custom Post Types to each other.
  • Add your own post statuses.

Codeless Meta Boxes

  • Group fields in a meta box, by placing them all in one file.
  • Add a comment block at the top of your file to define the meta box attributes
  • Hide/Show based on the post status.
  • Hide/Show based on the users capability.
  • Sort meta boxes with granular control.
  • Lock the box, so users cannot move or hide them.
  • Add meta box to a specific Page/Post ID.

Simple, Groupable Widgets

  • Group widgets into one widget to save space, and make finding them easier
  • Create one file for your Widget settings, and one for your output... all done!
  • Use any Piklist field type in your widget settings page.

Powerful Fields

  • Backend, Frontend, Widgets... it all works the same.

Lots of field types (and more coming soon!):

  • text
  • textarea
  • checkbox
  • radio
  • select
  • post editor
  • hidden
  • html
  • date chooser
  • color picker
  • add more

Choose a content type for your field (You can even mix-n-match on one form)

  • post
  • post_meta
  • comment
  • comment_meta
  • term
  • term_meta
  • user
  • user_meta
  • media
  • media_meta

Mix Field and Content types (i.e. Taxonomies as radio buttons)

  • Hide/Show based on another form field.
  • Hide/Show based on the post status.
  • Hide/Show based on the users capability.
  • Hide form fields, and just show field values

Requires: 3.7 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.1.1
Last Updated: 2015-2-19
Active Installs: 4,000+


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