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  • Hi All

    I am new to WordPress and I’m sure this topic must be covered in the forums over and over but I can’t seem to get the search term to get the information I need. Apologies.

    The Problem: I am using WordPress as a CMS. I need to have editable areas/sections in the content of a page. I don’t want to have to rely on plug-ins to get the job done.

    I have read the codex and forum posts on the topic but can’t seem to get my head round it. I have been pointed in the direction of:

    • Widgets
    • Custom Post Types
    • Plugins:
    • Flutter
    • Magic Fields
    • MultiEdit

    I would really appreciate any clarification anyone can provide.



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  • Sounds like you need to start learning how to use multiple Loops.

    Thanks esmi,

    I will get on the case. Thanks for the directions.


    Just to clarify I would only need static content in these boxes. Does this make the task easier/different?


    Nope – you’ll still need multiple Loops except you’ll be pulling from Pages (I assume) rather than Posts.

    I’m out of my depth…

    Did you figure it out? I’m trying to visualize what you’re trying to do – are you trying to, say, have an “edit page” form that has multiple fields in it (e.g. “Section 1”, “Section 2”, etc?)

    Esmi’s answer is technically correct, but unhelpful if you don’t know how to map it back to what you’re trying to do. 🙂

    Hi John,

    Can I ask how you went about creating editable regions in the end? I’m trying to do the same thing but also seem to be coming across plugin or widget solutions. I’m using pages not posts, any ideas which direction I should be going?


    Yo Barb

    I have ended up using a plugin, Advanced Custom Fields. It ain’t pretty but it works. Just create the field, html/text/image/whatever assign it to a page. Put the code snippet in the template where you want it to appear and Bob’s your uncle.

    Problem I am having is the back end looks horrid with so many boxes to fill in. I’m currently trying to figure out a way of changing the size and layout in the back end so it roughly corresponds to the front end.

    Great, thanks John 😉

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