Posted by & filed under WordPress.

This is a summary of my talk at WordCamp Manchester which was about how I wanted to have more flexibility and control over the content on Stuck in the Tree so looked towards custom post types and custom meta fields. This is the journey of how a non-developer learnt to structure post types, custom meta fields, the plugins and libraries I’ve used to create my sites with and some tips for making the editor more user friendly so all the extra fields don’t feel overwhelming.

Further reading and Resources:
Getting started with WordPress Custom Post Types and Fields
Custom Meta Boxes Plugin
Admin Menu Editor Plugin
Custom Fields inside Custom Fields
Customising Your All Posts Screen