The complete and reliable plugin for managing custom post types, custom taxonomies and custom fields.
I am using first time and I am impressed!
You do need some understanding of PHP to use Types on its own, as you will need to insert the new types of data into your existing themes. If you are happy creating a child themes you should be fine.
Types, does become really handy when combined with the developers premium plugins. It becomes possible to create quite complex websites with little/no knowledge of PHP.
I made my design portfolio website using Types and Views, it meant I could tag different parts of each design project as CAD, Prototyping, Photoshop work etc, and let people view either a project as a hole, or just the parts of each project that contain aspects that interest them.
The developers are also extremely active and updating and fixing bugs very fast. I also found there customer service really good. After I paid for Views it was possible to rely on any question being answered in hours not days. I have not used the community forum for help much. But it dose seem to be quite active so that might well be helpful as well.
On the down side - it can be really really hard to understand what is going on with the naming conventions used (with Views more so than Types). So many aspects that seem to be doing similar things but are really hard to get your head round.
For starters though it is clearly stated it is a little confusing that Types creates data fields, then dose nothing with them. Working out how to insert the right information into your website can be mind-bending hard sometimes.
Buying Views as an add on helps... but at first not as much as you would hope. Not because it is not capable, but because of how it describes what it is doing. You have both views and view templates and both do similar but different things and I still (after over a year) have had to look at the documentation each time I have wanted to change something. They are just too closely named for me to remember exactly which one does what.
Partly the problem is that they are doing something that is pretty complicated. They do it well and do make it easier, but you still have to get your head round what information needs to be put where, and where it is going to be got form.
All that said, the support (for paying customers) is really great and the plugin works reliably well. So the problems of getting to grips with it can be overcome.
As a designer, happy to use HTML and CSS, I can imagine Using Types and Views on all web design projects I do in the future. It means I can create easily updatable websites and not spend any more time than is completely needed learning PHP.
This is my go to plugin for everything CPT and custom fields. Robust and reliable, great UI, good documentation, regular updates. One of my favorite plugins.
You are simply awesome. I put together a site with CPT's and Custom Fields very nicely with the help of this great tool. Bonus: the client liked my setup, and asked if I could do the same thing on another of their sites. I said yes, but then the real cool thing emerged: I was able to export my Types stuff from Site1 and import them into Site2. Talk about excellent. Saved me a lot of time!
I get around, and I've got to say, your plugin is so nicely put together and easy to use. I have also experimented with Pods, which has very nice technology, but the documentation is slim, and you really can't hope to get any support, or at least I didn't when I asked on their "forum". Whereas so far at the rare times I've needed to look something up about Types, I found the answer in the docs!
For custom fields I've had a great time using Custom Field Template, which is a superb plugin. Yet Types gives you all that, CPT's, easy GUI features, and a bag of chips. ;)
I haven't even needed Views, as I'm very geeky, but I will certainly consider it if the need arises.
Super Job, Team!
I use Types & Views (Toolset) in nearly ALL of my websites! Great support, too!
Simple to use - wide range of custom field types available
I'm still currently playing with this extensive plugin. It is a freemium offering of the authors' Toolset plugin, which includes a display engine and form processor. Because it is freemium, the authors are very committed to it, as it is a gateway to their other products. I have posted support tickets, and their support is amazing, even for the free extension. This is a major free plugin that doesn't look like it will be going dead in the water anytime soon. And even if it does, it has an export feature that lets users use the created custom types, etc. without the plugin installed.
Probably the best CPT plugin ever ;) congrats
super this is greate plugin....
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