Build a WordPress CMS using CPTs and ACFs

  • December 18, 2013 · 6:30 PM

December's Meetup topic is coming directly from your feedback in November. You all asked to learn more about Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields.

Join Sam Cohen as he takes us through this advanced development topic!

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  • Travis P.

    I know it's a little late, but here are the resources I discussed with various people:

    For WordPress:

    Magic Fields 2 - I used to use this before Advanced Custom Fields - http://wordpress.org/plugins/magic-fields-2/

    Contact Form 7 - No where near as good as Gravity Forms, but the best 100% free option - http://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7/

    Contact Form 7 DB - Saves all Contact Form 7 submissions to the database and allows viewing of submissions through WordPress dashboard - http://wordpress.org/plugins/contact-form-7-to-database-extension/

    Gravity Forms - http://www.gravityforms.com/

    Other Stuff:

    Lynda.com - In-depth training videos for learning the basics and foundation of nearly anything technical - http://www.lynda.com/

    Foundations of Video: Interviews - Lynda.com course about shooting and lighting interviews - http://www.lynda.com/Video-tutorials/Video-Interview-Techniques/104965-2.html

    If I missed anything, let me know.

    1 · December 20, 2013

  • Josepha H.

    Here is the recording for anyone who missed it!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wnSv3gh4QvM

    December 20, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Fantastic content. Thanks Sam!

    December 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for hosting the meetings! I had a blast trying to absorbe all the information. I loved how passionate people were on the topic. Can't wait to attend again!

    December 19, 2013

  • mary w.

    This was a great topic and I really know I need to play with it more.

    December 19, 2013

  • Scott R.

    I know this may have been over the heads of some of the people attending - stick with it. I especially liked Josepha bringing up the possibility of having working meetings where everyone could help each other out - I think that would be a great thing for everyone but especially those new to WordPress.

    Sam - great presentation. Came away with a ton of inspiration and ideas. Wish I had heard this talk a year ago. Been kind of dragging at work lately, but raring to go again. And thanks for presenting even after what I'm sure was a long day!

    Great seeing everyone, and hope to see you all at the next meeting!

    December 18, 2013

  • Maurice

    For those that are interest in using the Must Use plugin folder http://codex.wordpress.org/Must_Use_Plugins

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Sam C.

    All I have to say is... Learning how to use CPTs and ACFs 'together' to build WordPress CMSes is one of the main things that separate a WordPress Blog from a WordPress CMS. It gives you incredible power to create data driven websites that bend at your will! So thanks for coming. I'm excited to present tomorrow the thing the I think defines me in the WordPress world of custom CMSes. OH! And BTW. Their will be pizza and drinks courtesy of Shane Guiter - VP of Digital, KCPT

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Awesome! Looking forward to it.

      December 18, 2013

    • Trampas W.

      Thanks, Sam, for the presentation!

      Any chance you could give us some links to plugins and such mentioned tonight?

      December 18, 2013

  • Trampas W.

    One of the best ones yet. I've been using CPTs, but going to try ACFs now. And Gravity Forms!

    December 18, 2013

  • Brian B.

    tired of my job getting in the way. ha. wiht Holidays, advertising, and family, not possible.....If I was closer I could make it there. Later gang.

    December 18, 2013

  • Karissa S.

    I'm not going to be there either :( Would love to watch a recording later though. CPT are something that I've been wanting to learn.

    December 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the welcome, Travis. See you (and everyone else) tonight!

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Tina J.

    I've used three different website interfaces before I landed a wordpress page. It is the best user friendly interface that I have ever used. I love the freedom to update my website at will.

    December 17, 2013

  • Trampas W.

    I would like to see info on how to make a products custom post type for books.

    Also, if there is any info on how to order products by publication date, type of product, and in-world year (i.e. the current year in a fantasy setting), that would be cool.

    December 10, 2013

    • Travis P.

      You say "products," so I assume these are products for sale? If so, why not go with an eCommerce solution that already has the ability to sort and search built in? WooCommerce - http://www.woothemes....­

      If you want to order posts, pages and/or custom post types from the backend, check-out the Post Types Order plugin - http://wordpress.org/...­ I use this plugin all the time

      1 · December 12, 2013

    • Trampas W.

      The products (books, mostly) are sold via an Amazon affiliate account. What I want to be able to do is have my own description and reviews. Many of the Amazon plugins (even pro ones) I have seen don't allow for that.

      It's been a while since I've looked at this, though. I will check into WooCommerce.

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This will be my first meetup with WordPressKC. I am also in the Hiking and Musicians meetup groups.

    I am stoked and ready to rock.

    Looking forward to greeting and meeting new faces!

    See you there and then.

    -Scott

    PS - Josepha, thanks a million for the phone call!

    December 16, 2013

    • Travis P.

      Great topic for your first! Welcome

      1 · December 16, 2013

  • Jim R.

    Can't make Wednesdays; can the present be recorded?

    December 10, 2013

  • Camilo S.

    For people on the fence.

    Custom Post Types (CPT) are new post types you can create rather than plain old built-in blog posts and pages. CPT allows you to create your own post type in order to indicate the type of content created. You could create custom post types for books, movies, reviews, products and so on. For example, if you were making a job board website you could make a post type for "job listing". If you use prebuilt themes you would see CPT’s built on the left hand side of your dashboard below “Comments” with a pin to the left.

    Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) allow you to make screens which edit sections. This is really useful if you are making custom data types like CPT. This is a win win.

    3 · December 10, 2013

  • Trampas W.

    Woo-hoo!

    December 10, 2013

  • Lisa H.

    I'd really like to be there but I have a conflicting event I can't skip :(

    December 9, 2013

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