Simple fields allow me to deal with fields without spending much time coding for custom fields. This allow me to focus on another part of the creation of custom admin pages for my client's content.
Simplefields works pretty well with WPML too.
This product deserve a great future!
Seems as very powerfull, but documentation is awfull. On homeapge of the plugin i found several different ways to call values in template, non of them worked for the most. (Repeatable fields) One that worked (80-90%) i found at Google, not even mentioned on documentation site.
Support at WordPress plugin site give you sometimes answers from author, again those solution not mentioned at plugin homepage.
Plugin homepage is not code friendly, just mess to read code. If you copy code for sure you get wrong "".
I have been able to customize my WordPress site with this plugin exactly as I have liked. The only reason I didn't give the full five stars is that I've found putting text into a text area often appears duplicated in the default WordPress text area so I do not use that option.
This plugin is very powerful and the repeatable field groups are an amazing feature. The functions offer lots of flexibility for extracting information.
I did run into some snags extracting file info, especially for repeating file field types. The arrays did not return some basic file info such as file name. I had to use some of the WordPress built-in functions like
basename(get_attached_file(754)) to look up an attribute by post id. I also ran into some difficulty creating extended_return_values arrays for repeating file field types.
I also ran into an issue where null values were returned in key-value pairs called by the plugin's built-in functions. This seemed to occur whenever a field or a field's value were deleted. I had to create a custom script to handle these.
On a positive note, this plugin is a simpler and more affordable alternative to the
Advanced Custom Fields plugin, which charges for some of the advanced features that
Simple Fields offers for free (like repeatable field groups).
This plugin lives up to its name - it's dead simple to use, but at the same time, it's equally advanced if you want it to be. I thought I was going to need multiple different plugins and lots of custom code to make a CMS-ish theme, but Simple Fields is all I used!
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