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Quick start

Explore the basic principles of Ultimate Fields and familiarize yourself with the core concepts.

Creating fields and using their values

Go all the way from zero to hero: Install Ultimate Fields, create your first container, associate it with a location and add fields to it.

Installation

Ultimate Fields can be installed both as a regular plugin through your dashboard and as a Composer package.

Administration interface

Learn all about the administration interface (UI) of Ultimate FIelds, which allows you to create fields and containers without having code them.

Using the PHP API

If you prefer not to use the administration interface for creating fields and containers, the PHP API allows you to code them in an even more flexible way.

Container Settings

Containers have various settings like their titles, descriptions layouts and more. Explore both their meaning through the UI and their usage through PHP.

Locations

Locations allow you to display fields in various locations throughout and outside the WordPress administration area.

This chapter explains how locations work and the available options and methods for each of them.

Overview & Usage

Learn how to create locations, add them to containers and manipulate them, as well as the internal mechanics behind locations.

Post Type

Associate fields with Posts, Pages and all Custom Post Types in WordPress through the Post Type location

Options Page

Options Pages allow you to add pages to your administration area for global website settings.

Taxonomy

Add fields to your categories, tags and custom taxonomies

Comment

Add fields to comments - they are even filterable by status!

User

Now you can add additional fields to user profiles and even show those fields in the registration form.

Widget

Associate a container with one or more of your widgets for additional settings. Works even in the Customzer!

Shortcode

Add UI to your shorcodes: this location turns containers into custom shortcodes, available through the media popup.

Menu Item

Bring your menus back to life with colorful navigations, icons and even make them Mega Menus with custom content.

Attachment

All uploaded files in WordPress (including images) are called attachments and now you can add custom fields to them.

Customizer

The Customizer is one of the highlights of WordPress in the last years and Ultimate Fields brings it to the next level.

Fields

Fields are the core of Ultimate Fields and in this chapter you will learn how to create them, the available types and how to use them.

Features

Ultimate Fields comes with a lot of features, which are common across various locations or globally available.

Adding fields to the Customizer

Learn how to add fields to the customizer for options, post types, taxonomies and users! The new version of Ultimate Fields makes it a piece of cake.

Conditional Logic

Using conditional logic allows you to show and hide fields based on the values of other fields in the same context. It even works with fields on different levels!

Front-End Forms

You can get your fields and containers out of the limits of the administration area with front-end forms.

By using a couple of functions, you can display the same fields that you already have in the back-end in the front-end and allow users to edit content without needing to have access to the back-end.

Administration columns

Do you need to add columns to the listing of a post type, taxonomy or users? The Administration Columns feature lets you do it quickly and easily.

Import and Export

Importing and exporting containers allows you to back them up, migrate them between different servers or move them to your PHP files.

REST API

The REST API lets WordPress act as a REST server. With Ultimate Fields you can add additional fields to the API with just a few clicks/arguments.

JSON Synchronization

The JSON Synchronization feature allows Ultimate Fields to cache your containers as JSON files in your theme in order to make them portable and speed your website up.

Yoast SEO

Ultimate Fields plays nicely with the WordPress SEO plugin in order to include custom content in the SEO score.

Ultimate Post Types

Ultimate Post Types lets you create custom post types and custom taxonomies from the dashboard without wiriting a line of code.

Overview

Read about the nature of Ultimate Post Types and what it does.

Creating a Post Type

Learn how to create a new custom post type with UPT.

Creating a Taxonomy

Learn how to create a new custom taxonomy with UPT.

Exporting post types and taxonomies

Post types and taxonomies can be exported and imported, just like containers.

Functions and API

Overview

Using field values

Datastores

Class structure and logic

Tutorials

Adding a filter to the Object field

Creating a custom widget

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