Support » Plugin: Pods - Custom Content Types and Fields » The future of Pods

  • Resolved Gamicord


    Hello Sir,
    I had two decisions to choose from, in creating my Recipe website:
    1.) Create the Recipes as regular WordPress Posts.

    2.) Create the Recipes as Custom Post Types.

    People I spoke to, favoured the opinion that I should create the Recipes as Custom Post Types.

    Then I needed a CPT plugin. In all, I chose Pods, but a comment from someone I respect in the WordPress space made me afraid in using Pods.

    He said something like:

    We don’t know where Pods is going, and do not understand their Business Model. We don’t know if they will not soon get tired with Pods being free, and Pods may soon become abandonware.

    As an abandonware, all the websites built with Pods will then be stranded, non-functional, and this would have been a useless commitment that had earlier been made using Pods.

    O creeps! this gave me the scare.

    So I came here to ask Pods about it’s plans for sustainability and continuity.


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  • Plugin Author Scott Kingsley Clark


    Appreciate your concern here.

    Pods is free, but we take donations via Friends of Pods – and that keeps us alive.

    I also launched Pods Pro by SKCDEV to help push Pods further while also incentivizing more donations for Friends of Pods. They are separate things which keeps Pods community focused.

    I’m not really tired of Pods being free. I don’t think Pods can become abandonware if the community and everyone keep it alive. Even if something happened to me, there are people who could take it over and keep it going.

    So I guess the answer here is: if you want to help keep Pods alive, become a Friend of Pods 🙂

    Plugin Author Scott Kingsley Clark


    Feel free to have the person who commented originally to hit us up to clear up any of their concerns.

    Plugin Author Scott Kingsley Clark


    As for recipes, I’d go with a custom post type for that.

    Thread Starter Gamicord


    Hello Sir,
    I really really appreciate your answer. It calmed my mind, and thence I’m going all out and committing totally to Pods.

    I won’t lie: that Comment troubled me for more than a week. So I was thinking of going with Crocoblock JetEngine which is Elementor based, or Metabox Framework.

    But this your answer has just bought me over to Pods.

    I’ve installed Pods, and set up some things that I need. But I have 2 small issues:

    I’ve created my Taxonomies, but they all function like Categories.

    I couldn’t figure out how to create Taxonomies that function like Tags– where you are able to create them as Comma-Separated-List.

    2.) When Creating Terms for a Taxonomy, I added Image Field.

    If the Taxonomy Term Name is Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch or Dinner, and you click the Text(Title), it takes you to the Archive Page.

    I’m struggling on how if the Image is also clicked, it should take you to the same Archive Page of the Taxonomy that the Image is attached to.

    How do I achieve this in Pods?


    Plugin Author Scott Kingsley Clark


    1. Edit your taxonomy pods and go to the Advanced tab and make sure Hierarchical is disabled.

    2. How are you outputting your image field?

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