A standard WordPress post contains various amounts of data, such as the post title, categories, keyword tags and a featured image. But did you know that you can add a whole range of meta-data to each post that you can manipulate in any way you like using Custom Fields? Image Source: WerbeFabrik – Pixabay.com / License: CC0 Public Domain What Are Custom Fields? Custom Fields can be used to add additional pieces of information to any post, page, or even a custom post-type, which can be displayed via the Loop, such as within your index.php file. Custom fields are stored using a Name/Value combination, each name can be assigned a value, and you can manipulate these values in multiple ways, just like you can using a database, but without the hassle of learning to master complex database queries. Enabling Custom Fields Since WordPress 3.1, custom fields have been tucked away behind the Screen Options tab at the top of the various Edit pages. Simply check the Custom Fields checkbox to enable the area, which will become visible directly below your post contents (by default). Enabling Custom Fields in WordPress This allows you to begin making use of this awesome, but very understated feature
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