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A Simple Way to Customize Your Site

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Getting to know and use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin for WordPress

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A Simple Way to Customize Your Site

  1. 1. A SIMPLE WAY TO CUSTOMIZE @liamdempsey Your Site
  2. 2. Best Theme Ever! … almost WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  3. 3. Now What?!? Curse and swear at the world. Find another theme. Customize the theme we like. WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  4. 4. We’ll customize the theme we like. WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey We’ll Do Just That
  5. 5. “HOW?”you ask with skepticism. WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  6. 6. Advanced Custom Fields
  7. 7. Let’s get to know each other a bit. But first … WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  8. 8. Considering this Talk about ACF WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  9. 9. Child Themes Enable us to tweak the look and feel – and functionality – of the parent theme WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  10. 10. As a reminder … All of this is online at liamdempsey.com WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  11. 11. A way to add extra data, or information, to your website – in a way that harnesses the power of WordPress WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey Custom Field
  12. 12. ACF: The Steps WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  13. 13. Determine the desired customization. Step 1: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  14. 14. Install and activate the ACF plugin. Step 2: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  15. 15. Create the pages, posts and post categories within the WordPress Dashboard. Step 3: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  16. 16. Enable ACF shortcodes in widgets. Step 4: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  17. 17. Add the custom fields and adjust their settings within the WordPress dashboard. Step 5: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  18. 18. Add the data to the custom fields via the respective pages and posts. Step 6: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  19. 19. Add the ACF plugin’s code to your child theme. Step 7: WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  20. 20. Demo Time ... like Hammer Time, but with tighter pants. WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey
  21. 21. Questions? WordCamp Miami 2017 | @liamdempsey

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