WordPress custom fields are a fantastic feature of WordPress, which allow you to use WordPress as a general Content Management System (CMS) for your blog or WordPress powered site.
Custom fields are little “bits” of information which you can store alongside a WordPress post, or page. A custom field has two components:
- A key/value “pair”
- Key is the name of the meta data element (eg. image)
- Value is the information itself (eg. “myphoto.jpg”)
In my recent talk at WordCamp Fraser Valley 2009, I give an overview of using Custom Fields, in my presentation titled “Using Custom Fields for Fun and Profit”. Here are the slides used in the demo:
Here is video of the entire presentation:
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