Introduction to Custom Fields

Custom fields enable you to create meta data — additional bits of information that can be used within your posts, pages, or custom post types.

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WordPress includes many different ways to store and access data. One of those is meta data, which can unlock a whole new world of functionality in your WordPress site. In just a few steps, you can do some pretty amazing things with meta data.

Covered in this video:

  • What is meta data?
  • Using custom fields to create new meta data.
  • Displaying meta data within your theme file.

“The truth is that you can do pretty much anything you want with meta data. Your imagination is your limit.”Justin Tadlock

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