Custom Content Types: Beyond Posts and Categories

WordPress natively allows us create posts and then organize them by categories and tags. You can also create what's commonly called, "Custom Content Types" or "Custom Post Types" to further organize your information.

For example, a music website, could have custom fields for artist, label, release date, genre and more. A cooking site could have fields that represent ingredients, prep time, tools and more. The options for post types and categories is almost limitless.

You don't have to be an experienced coder to create these custom types and fields or display them on your site. There are several free plugins in the repository that help you create your custom content types.

We'll be looking a free tool: "Custom Content Type Manager" http://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-content-type-manager/

We'll also look at a Free-to-Premium tool: "Types"
http://wordpress.org/plugins/types/
Premium version (this is an affiliate link for me)
http://wp-types.com/?aid=17223&affiliate_key=Hmif9QsUXLuv

If you have any questions prior to the Meetup, please let me know. Maybe we can use your situation for an example.

Pam Blizzard
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  • Mic

    Very informative meeting - looking forward to attending meetings more often.

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • virginia H.

    Pam have you posted your wonderful Power Point from yesterday?

    1 · March 12, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great presentation, Pam! Thanks!!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Pam B.

    Great questions and input, thanks for participation and putting up with my corny humor and one woman rendition of the Geico Facebook Parody commercial!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Julie Larson - Realtor® S.

    Awesome presentation by Pam Blizzard!!! :)

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Mary Lou D.

    Helpful!! thank you!

    1 · March 11, 2014

  • Dick

    Pam, Sorry can not make this one. I do have commitments during most days. Exceptions are Wednesday and Thursday, usually. If you have a prepared presentation I hope you can post it in the files section of the website.

    Hope you have a good turnout!

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • virginia H.

    I am a little confused I thought we were having a meeting at the HuB. Is this a different meeting? Either way I'm coming.

    March 10, 2014

    • Pam B.

      The one at the Hub is on the 24th, and Adam is leading that with more on themes :)

      March 10, 2014

    • virginia H.

      thank you, I am will look forward to tomorrows subject.

      March 10, 2014

  • Mariella S.

    I changed my RSVP to "no" because I doubt I can get away during the day. But I'll try to attend, if there is still an opening at the last minute, and my workday opens up.

    March 8, 2014

    • Pam B.

      Sorry to hear that Mariella, I hope you can join us.

      March 8, 2014

  • Mariella S.

    Great topic!

    March 2, 2014

  • Pam B.

    We're hoping that we can get the room at ITT Tech for this one. Julie - you can use as many exclamations as you want!!!! This is the safe zone!!!!!!!

    1 · March 2, 2014

  • Julie Larson - Realtor® S.

    This is the topic I was asking for!!! I'm so excited!!! Looking forward to learning about custom post types! Thank you!!!

    (I think I've reached my exclamation point limit for the day) :)

    March 1, 2014

  • virginia H.

    This is a good subject, when is the next meeting, I had to miss the one on Monday as I was giving a talk.

    March 1, 2014

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