Plugin Reviews

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
Deleted custom post type upon uninstall
By , for WP 4.2.2

Uninstalled this plugin because it's unreliable (registration bug was very annoying on all my sites, "cannot create post type because there is a page of the same name") and it deleted all the post types I created with it. Luckily I had the slugs written and when I recreated the custom post types all the posts were still there. Bugs, bugs, bugs, bugs.

Awesome Plugin
By , for WP 4.2

best plugin for creating custom post type and custom taxonomy.

It was very good - now registration needed!!!
By , for WP 4.2.2

I loved this plugin, but now : "Types cannot update because your site's registration is not valid. Please register Toolset again for this site first."
Please remove this in the "FREE" Plugin


Works as advertized - until you want to upgrade
By , for WP 4.2.2

It works as advertized, is easy to use, and is very flexible.

Until you try to upgrade, that is. Then it says it's not possible to upgrade because I need to buy. Has been like this now for 3 weeks or so and it is very annoying to have the "upgrade" warning constantly there and not being able to do anything about it, and if I am to upgrade I need to purchase the full version.

It's OK to have a non-free software, but not when you advertise it as free.

EDIT: You can now register (either it was not possible before, or I didn't see how to do it) - which makes it work exactly as advertised. Fantastic tool which makes working with taxonomies easy and flexible, deserves 5 stars!

From Free to Paid with No Notice
By , for WP 4.2.2

I loved this plugin, but I just went to update it and I couldn't. It seems they decided to make it a commercial paid plugin without notifying any of their users. So when everyone goes to update after building their sites with this crucial plugin, you can take their money. What a great business plan, offer for free and have people install and then without saying anything make it expensive and charge for it. This is sad.

Not Free or Easy (at Least to Start)
By , for WP 4.2.1

I had a programmer build my site 2 years ago and he told me to update this plugin myself and I got hit with the $300 fee. He said it would be free for me to register and had no feedback when I said it wasn't. Too bad, but what is worse is I can't find a way to use it on a new project and post 4 pictures with names underneath on one page without hiring him again. I don't find the help forum easy to use. It took me 15 min to actually get through all the hurdles and post the question. The answer was off target though they tried probably.

Good product but I am hoping you create a video on what I want to do (just four photos of dentists 2 per row name underneath) or get included in a Lynda.com video. It should be simple right?

I have WordPress experience, between 5-8 years, building sites and managing them.

Does the Job well
By , for WP 4.3.1

Does the job for me.

Buyer Beware! Buggy and confusing.
By ,

This plugin sounds great, but once you actually dive in to try to do something, you quickly realize that the plugin is buggy and documentation is painfully bad.

Twice I had to give the plugin support team access to our server to figure out why things didn't work correctly. The second time, the answer was just that it's a bug and the developers are working on it. I ended up reverting to an earlier version of the plugin (which I had backed up, thankfully,) which was less buggy than the newer one.

I used this because I had a very specific task (parent/child relationships between custom post types) and in the end it basically worked, although the process was not easy. It left me wondering if it would've been more efficient to just code it manually in PHP.

If you just want to set up basic custom post types, I suggest doing it manually in functions.php. Then the Advanced Custom Fields plugin is excellent for custom fields.

Simply excellent
By , for WP 4.2

Works like a charm and reduces significant development time. Great plugin!

By , for WP 4.2

- Not easy to follow
- No display code included, asks for purchase of expensive plugin
- Custom types added do not display :( with custom php (wondering why)

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