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Customizing WP-Admin with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)


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The Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is a powerful tool that allows you to extend the capabilities of WordPress admin without writing any additional code to create these fields.

We’ll explore:
• How ACF allows you to offer additional functionality to your clients
• How to use these new fields in your templates
• And how to make sure you don’t go too far when adding fields.

Keanan Koppenhaver is a Digital Product Developer and Consulting Engineer with doejo, a WordPress VIP Partner Agency.

In that time, he has worked on baking WordPress into the publishing workflow of one of the largest investment news publications in the United States, a WordPress-backed real estate investment portal, and many other projects large and small.

He is passionate about mentoring other developers as well as teaching people that WordPress can be more than just a blogging platform. Keanan writes about all these topics and more at

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Customizing WP-Admin with Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)

  1. 1. Customize WP-Admin with Advanced Custom Fields KEANAN KOPPENHAVER KEANAN@DOEJO.COM ! @KKOPPENHAVER
  2. 2. #WCCincy #WCCincyacf
  3. 3. WordPress is more than just a blogging platform.
  4. 4. Part 1 | Customization Options
  5. 5. add_meta_box
  6. 6. The many steps to add a meta box • add_meta_box • Write HTML for meta box • Write PHP to save meta box
  7. 7. Field Manager (VIP approved) Source:
  8. 8. Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
  9. 9. Part 2 | Define and Display Fields
  10. 10. Demo: Define and Display Fields in ACF
  11. 11. Part 3 | Caveats and Gotchas
  12. 12. Caveat: Don’t overdo it.
  13. 13. Gotcha: Escaping
  14. 14. Gotcha: Image Field