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WordPress 3 Plugin Development Essentials by Everett Griffiths, Brian Bondari

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Chapter 6. Standardized Custom Content

In this chapter you are going to learn about customizing your WordPress content. We will show you how to do this by adding custom fields to your posts and how to standardize them so the same fields appear on each post.

WordPress has been a magic egg of blogging platforms, but with version 3.0 it is starting to crack out of its shell. In our opinion, WordPress is still not entirely ready to take flight as a full-featured content management system, but with a little help from some additional plugins, we can get this chick hatched and airborne.

We have the following goals in this chapter:

  • To ensure that the same custom fields appear on every post
  • To allow for different input types in those custom fields, for example, ...

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