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Luckily, there are a number of ways to create customized WordPress layout that make the edit more enjoyable for your customers while giving you the agility a programmer needs. If you are building a page in WordPress, you may have spotted the User-defined Felder panel under the editor. Here you can specify a name for the selected object and its value.
First thing you need to do is create a new user-defined area. Either choose an exisiting name in the User-defined Felder or type a new name and then type the value you want. In this example, we will make the headers of our user-defined page templates workable. This is what our new user defined array looks like.
Well, now that we have a customized box, we are adding it to our customized page style using the following weed. "In this section, we use the get_post_meta feature to drag our user-defined value from the WordPress base and render it in an HTML file.
The name of our user-defined box is "Main heading", so replace it in the feature call if yours is different. You can repeat this user-defined box technology as many times as you like to allow you to edit different parts of your layout. User-defined boxes work fine, but they have their limits.
On the one hand, when you use user-defined input boxes, you loose the possibility to use fundamental editor features such as font and italics. Here comes one of my favourite plugs, the Advanced Custom Field (ACF) plugs. With ACF you can do some really amazing things, like replace the standard editor with your own user-defined page set.
This is what we are currently doing for many of the customized pages on the Connor Group's new WordPress site. For example, the page of the teams shows a raster of selectable miniature views of employees that open up to an individual biography. We have developed a straightforward user experience with ACF that allows the Connor Group sales force to simply append or subtract employees as they come and go.
The addition of this type of feature is simple by simply generating groups of arrays using ACF's pull and dropping interfaces. Any group can have any number of different array type, and can even contain interleaved groups of repeat arrays that can be added or deleted, such as the Connor group teams page set.
You can add groups of arrays to any postprocessing screens built on a rule type you have defined. As an example, the above screenshot will only apply the above setting to the mail editing page if the currently editing contribution is the team page. The use of ACFs in your customized page styles should sound comfortable because it is similar to the use of the default WordPress user panels.
You can see in the example above that the source we used looks remarkably similar to the source we used for the default input boxes. But the only change is that we use the ACF feature THE_FELD instead of the WordPress feature get_post_meta. When you pass this feature, the name of your box displays all the input contents or the picture image URI when you use a picture box.
The Advanced Custom Fields is a truly high-performance plugin that offers a variety of options to designers. Front end WordPress page creators are a relatively new and fascinating feature. Whilst you as a programmer have to lose some of your own versatility, there are many situations where you can spend a great deal of your valuable resources on one page and make your customers' experience of a page much more enjoyable.
The use of a Page builder allows you to design pages quickly and visual. Ever since we created our own Page builder, there are many scenes where we don't even open Photoshop. It may not work for every page you build, so it's up to you to determine which best fit in the contexts of what your customers are trying to do.
All of this is aimed at making processing simpler for your customers, and that is exactly what using a Frontend Page builder can do. Rather than working in the WordPress Administrator, your customers can point to the contents of their pages and click to manipulate them in an easy-to-use user experience.
Sometimes when it comes to creating user-defined WordPress layout, all you need is a basic answer like the built-in user-defined boxes. Sometimes you may need something more rugged like the Advanced custom field plug-in, or something more intuitively designed to allow fast deployment like a frontend page builder. Just click on the frontend to see the page build page.
By the end of the afternoon, each of these fixes will help you do the same to make it easy for your customers to edit user-defined WordPress layout. This are three of my favourite WordPress tools I have in my WordPress developer box for creating customer pages.