Plugin Reviews

Toolset Types

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

168 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Performance is TERRIBLE
By , for WP 4.5.2

I've used this plugin on various websites for a long time and I am now slowly converting all sites to other sollutions because of performance.

Seriously, this plugin takes up at least 80% of loadtime for each page (frontend and backend).
Also it's more than 20MB's (unpacked)...
All this just to quickly get some custom post types and custom fields??!!

I understand you need this to be compatible with your other premium plugins but just create a separate (premium) version for that.. do not bloat this freemium version with all that useless code.

Client's of mine that are on a simple shared hosting can't even update this plugin without a 503 response..

While a few years ago this was a fast and effective plugin it turns out to be a realy bad choice that have (and still does) cost me a lot of hours to clean up.

I'm sad to see how this plugin has evolved.

The most useful plugin for all of my websites
By , for WP 4.5.2

As a developer I use this plugin for all of my websites. It saves huge time of development and makes the life smooth. Thanks a lot.

Excellent plugin for custom posts
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Couldn't have created my membership site without it
By , for WP 4.5.1

Purchased the pro license and haven't regretted it.

Found the support outstanding - though the documentation and code snippets could be better.

It's easy to use once you get going and saves many hours of time. Highly recommended.

One of my top 5 WordPress plugins!
By , for WP 4.5

I probably have it installed on all my WP pages. It is simply great :)

You nailed it!
By , for WP 4.4.2

We've tried quite a few plugins doing the same.

We've bought the full license after having found out the it allows for creating completely customized front-end interfaces. That was exactly what we've been looking for more than a year. A life saver.

Google Maps addon also saved a lot of sweat and blood on our side.

Thank you for your beautiful work.

Nice concept, but pricing model sucks
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin is useless and a pain in the arse to setup without the other plugins which you have to pay for. So basically you are forced to pay yearly if you want your site to continue to function - otherwise you have to re-do the entire website. I suspect some form of planned obsolescence is at play here because less than one month after my subscription expired, the install won't work. Do not use if you plan on setting up a basic website for small organizations that don't have much to spend on websites.

Brilliant plugin!
By , for WP 4.4.2

Gives you everything you need in terms of custom posts and fields creation. A "must have" plugin!

Doesn't automatically output custom field values without format like wp does
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No overall setting to chose output. Requires designing a display on each post with shortcodes. Have to choose the date format each time the date field is used to then insert the shortcode on each post. Not even an option to include the label by default when shortcodes display values. No templates creation except with paid addon.

If I have to manually create labels within the posts, there's no point of meta boxes and custom field labels. Might as well use a page builder.

Will either go back to Pods or have to use on of these with it.
(Doesn't auto insert like a template but)
https://wordpress.org/plugins/simple-post-template/screenshots/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/easy-content-templates/screenshots/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/reusable-text-blocks/screenshots/ https://wordpress.org/plugins/infuse/

The plugin works great, but still issues in PHP7
By , for WP 4.4.2

Definitely a great plugin, didn't have a problem with it before but there's still some issues if trying to upgrade to the new PHP7. I notice some errors fixed for PHP7 but when going to edit a post, the page just stays loading like in a infinite loop where my computer just starts using a lot of process and hear all the fans and never loads. Only happens with this plugin active.

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