Using Custom Fields in WordPress

Custom Fields have a ton of uses and can be a great way for a theme designer to augment the functionality of a theme. Unfortunately, custom fields can feel a little intimidating to “non-techies” and those new to WordPress. The following video provides a simple explanation of what custom fields are, how they work, and common uses (specifically images).

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  1. says

    Hey, Scott!

    Thanks for that video. I’ve been wondering how to do custom fields for my website. I’m still in “developing mode,” but I’ve been asked by my sister-in-law to help create for her a blog, and I think this tutorial will help a lot.

    Question for you. Can you do a tutorial on creating new page templates? I guess, mostly, I’m looking for how to assemble the code (being a non-coder).

    Thanks a lot!

    peace,
    nathan

  2. Gaieus says

    Thanks Scott for these “mini-tutorials” – I have watched a couple already so it is not only for this particular one – a lot of things are gaining meaning for a non-programmer.

    • says

      Gaieus… glad you are getting something out of them. They are really meant for everyone but with an eye on anyone who doesn’t do this for a living! I hope I keep them easy enough to understand and always welcome feedback!

  3. danielzairi says

    Hi Scott thank you for the great Video! here is something that i would love to know if you can give me a hand in Solving. im runing the latest WP 2.9 with FeedWordPress plugin. i have been going crazt trying ot figure out how do i add a custom field to the Syndication so that i can add a script of my own to each post syndicated. i was looking for days now and cant find one single expert to be able to answer this question let along provide a tutorial on how to go about it.

    your help will be highly appricated!

    many thanks,

    Daniel.

  4. says

    Daniel, Thanks for the response. What you are asking is really a little out of scope for what I normally do on this site but I'll tell you what. Give me a couple of days and I'll do a post/tutorial on adding a custom field to your website. Keep your eyes open and I'll try to get to it as fast as possible. I had meant to follow this video up with that but never did. The catch is that you'll need to be fairly comfortable with PHP, HTML & CSS.