A Much More Flexible WordPress With Pods Framework

WordPress is so flexible and customizable in many ways, thanks to its tagging, categories and mostly the custom fields features.

Pods Framework, a free WordPress plugin, takes things to the next level and enables us to create customized content types and fields.

As an example, just like the "Posts" menu, you can have a "Products" menu in the WP-Admin and you can manage the products from a customized "Create/Edit Post" interface.

Pods Framework

And, only the fields you want will appear on these pages which is so useful for creating completely customized WP-backends.

The framework has its own API so that you can make use of it even more with a little coding.

Also, Pods can be extended with the lots of packages that are created with its community.

  1. Reply Austin November 7, 2012 at 10:33 AM

    This seems like a unnecessarily complicated way to create custom post types… Their website isn’t helping me understand what in the hell this plug-in accomplishes.

    It would be easier to just program all of this crap yourself then to learn all the nuances of this guy’s framework.

  2. Reply Kai November 10, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    So i can only agree with the previous speaker. The page and the docs does not really help … (not bad but for me it meant Pods Framework seems to be useless).

  3. Reply Aaron Neville November 21, 2012 at 9:34 PM

    I haven’t tried pods yet, but having been through a couple custom post type and custom content plugins as well as coding my own, this looks decent. Some of us like plugins that do this type of lifting for us in the same way most of us like WordPress. Otherwise we might as well work in Drupal or better yet ror.

    The only thing that I like about coding this myself is that they remain a part of the theme making updates and portability better.

  4. Reply Wojtek G November 22, 2012 at 4:35 PM

    i love its exactly what i was looking for:) especially templating system is great!

  5. Reply smoking.gnus April 1, 2013 at 4:20 AM

    a very interesting plugin… but only if you modify it for your needs. in the regular, original version it is a mess. there is objective no usage for this extension for wordpress. when reading the description the possibilities and options of this plugin sounds very use-, help- and powerful. but when using it in your own wordpress installation you will see there is no really any need and use for it.

    but in the list below “related posts” there are some interesting plugins for my well loved system called wordpress… 😉 and when I’m developing an onlineshop based on wp 3.5.x I will try the two plgs for ecommerce (getshoped, jigoshop). I will try some other plgs for creating a really small shop (only at max 18 articles/ products). so I don’t need massive extensions like woocommerce (it is great but to big for my needs)

    so, have a lot of thanks publishing and sharing this article. keep going on writing posts like this one!

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