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WCK - Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator

A must have tool for creating custom fields, custom post types and taxonomies, fast and without any programming knowledge.

32 reviews
Average Rating
4.7 out of 5 stars
Amazing support for an amazing plug-in
By , for WP 4.1.1

I use WCK for every project - it's brilliant.
I asked the developers for an extra plugin that enabled me to put WCK content anywhere via a shortcode. They did it, did it quickly and did it beautifully.
Can't recommend more highly.

Fantastic plugin
By , for WP 4.1.1

We have been looking for ways to expand our website so we could collect and share data within our different programmes. We aren't coders and WCK has made this SO easy. It's really opened our eyes to the potential of WordPress. Intuitive and easy to use I can't recommend this plugin enough.

Good, but needs more fields.
By , for WP 4.1.1

The ability to create post types, taxonomies, custom fields and option pages all in one is pretty slick.

But compared to VafPress (which sadly is now abandonware) and Advanced Custom Fields, this plugin has very few types of fields and only basic customization. Even the pro version.

It lacks these fields in particular:

  • Taxonomy Select (a category itself)
  • Term Select (an item within a category)
  • Slider / Progress bar
  • Colorpicker (Colors from specific palette would be great)
  • Code editor textarea (with syntax highlighting, line numbers)
  • Advanced datepicker options (month, day, time, timestamp, etc)
  • Gallery images/upload - You can use a repeater of images to the same effect, but this is a hacky workaround when WordPress added support for multiple selections in the media uploader
  • Title/Text/Separator - Not a field which stores data, but necessary for large amounts of options. Many standard WordPress pages use these in between groups of fields.

And for the fields it does have, there is a huge lack of customization options. And some customization options are very half-assed:

  • Editing options for a select menu uses a single-row text input with an odd "%Label%value" syntax. Even a multi-line textarea would be a huge improvement.
  • Editing a textarea's default value cannot have linebreaks (same problem as above)
  • No conditional display of fields, eg: Hide "field-xxx" unless "checkbox-yyy" is enabled
  • Option fields still use metaboxes, so they don't look like the settings page. This is good for repeaters / sorting, but ACF and VafPress have an option to display fields as "seamless" - like the Settings page.
  • Can't set the # of rows for textareas, so every textarea is massive 5-rows.

There's a lot more about what this plugin doesn't have in comparison to other plugins which are free (and have more features than WCK's pro version, even when free). The main advantage here is that it's an all-in-one and more consistent.

If they continue to improve this plugin, it will be amazing.

One of the best
By , for WP 4.1.1

Is one of the best free plugins. Very useful and flexible. You will get one the most important features in WordPress development in a very easy way.

Awesome tool
By ,

Nice!

Great for custom fields and post types
By , for WP 4.0

Well organized set up for creating custom fields and posts. Works with my filter set up. Great support team behind this too. I use it with the WCK enable unserialized fields plugin so that it works with filter plugins.

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.0

This plugin is great, I use it in all my sites.

Fantastic plugin - saves tons of time
By , for WP 4.0

I purchased the pro version of this plugin and it is a huge time saver. I am able to quickly and easily build back & front-end fields then use them in my templates. Technical support was fast & friendly also.

This plugin is a must have for any developer facing tight deadlines.

Great Plugin!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great plugin! I've been using this plugin for my personal website and it helped me a lot. It has a great interface, very intuitive way of using and organizing my custom fields and taxonomies!

Definitely would recommend it to anyone.

Great time saver!
By , for WP 3.9.1

Great, well thought out plugin. It does what it says. For a free version, it's quite excellent. It just takes a bit of coding to create custom templates to go along with the custom post types and taxonomies. The variety of available fields for the custom meta boxes is awesome. A real time-saver and headache-reducer.

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