With WordPress, it’s possible to create Custom Content Types and Custom Fields. Usually this involves writing the PHP that you need. With Pods, you can create all of the Custom Content Types and Custom Fields that you need from within the WordPress Admin Screens. A WordPress website with Pods enabled is much more powerful and flexible than a WordPress website on its own.

You can also use Pods to extend your current content types. Perhaps you want to add some taxonomies to your Pages – WordPress doesn’t have any taxonomies active for Pages by default. Or you could add more Custom Fields to your Posts and output that data with your theme.

Step 1

Now we know what Pods capable of. Let’s go and see how we can create custom posts with Pods. First of all we need to install the plugin. Go to wordpress plugin and search for Pods. From the repository we are going to install these two plugins.

PodsPods frontier

 

The second plugin is going to allow us to auto template and easy control over what pods look like on our site. So go ahead and install both of those plugins in your site and activate them.

Now click on the Pods admin link and create a new pod. Now we are going to add a new content type to our web site.

Create new pod

We are going to build an Amazon style website and going to have listing of book with the author, with the publisher, with the year was published with all kind of information you will find on a book website such as Amazon.

New pod created

Here we start with the singular label which is Book and the plural which is Books. And click the “Next Step”. You will notice immediately the Book will appear on the left menu on the WordPress dashboard as a menu item.

Now we need to add fields which will make our posts much more interesting and much more useful for our site.

Add new field

Click on Add Field. Let’s start with adding the publisher field. You have several option for the field type but select Plain Text in this case.

new field

Also add these fileds.

  1. Field Name : Author Name , Data type : Plain Text
  2. Field Name : Date Published, Data Type :  Date

save pod

Now go ahead and Save the Pod. You have create a new Custom Post now !!!

Stay tuned for the Part 2   🙂