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Toolset Types

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


176 reviews
Average Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars
Internal variables use hyphens instead of underscores.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Types and its related suite of plugins provide a very comprehensive and robust set of tools that allows a user to "avoid" programming.

However, for our project, we can across a fatal deal-breaker: When custom fields are created by Types, the names start with a prefix of "wpcf-" and then the remainder of the field name uses hyphens instead of underscores. Nor, does Types allow us to edit the names of the custom fields once they are created.

For example, one of our custom field names was "wpcf-shortcode-name" instead of "wpcf_shortcode_name".

Why does this matter? If you stay completely within the Types environment and avoid all programming, it does not - Then, 5 stars.

However, for our website we have a 500+ line PHP function that we use. And, PHP does not allow hyphens to be used in a variable name - such as the name of a custom field. Thus, I cannot programatically access any of the custom fields created by Types.

I suppose that I could use some type of CamelCase, but then I still have the "wpcf-" prefix to deal with. Our research indicates that there is a "hack" that allows the end-user to modify or even eliminate the prefix. But, I shouldn't need to hack it in the first place.

I consider this to be a serious oversight by the Types developers. I hope they will correct this issue in the future. Until then, 1 star.


Great plugin with a totally pornografic russian localization
By , for WP 4.3.1

Please, guys, give us possibility to turn off russian localization on settings screen!

Russian localization right now wrong. Men, which made this localization, don't understand WordPress terms at all. I was near to broke my head, when try to use your beautiful plugin with this frightful localization!

Cumbersome and convoluted.
By ,

if you have ever used CCk and views in Drupal, you’ll be highly disappointed if you think that’s what you will get with this plugin.
I have found many case scenarios where you have to create complex (and wonky) structure to achieve simple things. While you might be able to make it work sometimes, it will not be without much frustration and lots of time wasted researching how to do simple stuff.

Awesome Plugin
By , for WP 4.3.1

This is the best plugin for Custom Post Type and Custom Fields. Great work all team.

By , for WP 4.3.1

This is a awesome plugin.
I like this for made simple custom post-types for my clients.


Powerful, easy to use, plays nicely with other plugins
By , for WP 4.3.1

I've used this plugin on several sites so far and I'm consistently impressed with it. Support and documentation are good too. There are a few things I'd wish for, but this is a fantastic free plugin.

The easiest and most feature rich plug-in for custom post types and fields
By , for WP 4.3.1

In my opinion, while I had tested various other plug-ins that create a custom post types and fields, this plug-in is the most feature rich and user-friendly plug-in on the market.

custom field date type NOT WORK
By , for WP 4.3

hi, the problem is when i create a custom field with date type, and i want display in the fronted ej: get_post_meta($postid, 'wpcf-date', true)
the result is: 1442131200

for: sept 15 2015 / 9:00

I've found a bug.
By , for WP 4.3

I created a taxonomy using types plugin width 'show_in_nav_menus' checked. Also created some items under it. I added taxonomy items to the Menu.

Then I created a new user (Administrator), and logged in using it. Then I had to edit the menu items. But I can't see taxonomy I created earlier there. But 'show_in_nav_menus' is still checked.

Worst development ever!
By , for WP 4.3

every time I update this plugin, my hole site (back and front end) will broke.

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