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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.

38 reviews
Average Rating
4.8 out of 5 stars
Amazing plugin - with room to grow
By , for WP 4.4.2

This plugin allows you to create a very customized cms interface for your users - I had previously 'repurposed' other themes' cms attributes resulting in some very strange instructions to my editing folks. Now the cms is very intuitive. Reports and templates are also very powerful. I agree with a previous review that it has room to grow.

Possibilities Galore!
By , for WP 4.4.1

I've used this on a couple of sites now, and this plugin can do just about anything! I've got the pro version, and it's well worth the investment. Support is there to help, and reasonably quickly! Good job team!

Great plugin
By , for WP 4.4.1

What a great tool for when you need to add a custom post type, but don't have the time/budget to write a plugin. Saves lots of time and easy enough to use.

Wish I'd found it earlier.
By , for WP 4.3.1

Have used for years, but wish I'd used it even earlier.

If you've got half a brain, then you'll get to grips with this plugin very quickly.

It is the ultimate WordPress creation kit, and as soon as it all clicks, you'll feel more powerful than you did when you first found WordPress itself.

If I could only ever have 1 plugin, it would be this.

Many thanks to the awesome developers of it.

Very useful timesaver
By , for WP 4.3.1

I have used this plugin (and the corresponding Pro version) on several projects. It is an incredible tool, allowing me to build out complex custom websites that either would be too time-consuming or beyond my technical abilities to do otherwise.

The support team has also been helpful and prompt on the occasions I have needed to contact them.

Highly recommend.

Great free custom post type and taxonomy plugin
By , for WP 4.2.2

I was having a problem with another similar plugin.
This plugin fixed the problem.
Admin UI is very good and flexible.

I have a custom taxonomy called subjects.
To use Rewrite Slug: /%subjects%/notes I have to use Custom Post Type Permalinks plugin. Without it, %subjects% showing as %subjects%, not data-structures or programming-in-c that I have.

I hope you'll fix it. Thanks a lot.

Recommended.

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.

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