The pro version of Brizy comes with a feature that allows you to add dynamic content to your design (pages or templates). Be it default dynamic content types of WordPress (post title, post meta, featured image, and so on) or dynamic content types you create with plugins like Advanced Custom Fields and Pods. In this post, we will show you how to add custom fields in Brizy.
As you have probably known, WordPress allows you to create custom fields as the additional parameters to sort and manage your content. You can read this article to learn more about custom fields and how they can benefit you to create a dynamic website with WordPress. There are some popular plugins that you can use to create custom fields in WordPress, including JetEngine (Elementor only), Advanced Custom Fields, and Pods. Brizy itself supports the following custom field plugins:
- Advanced Custom Fields (ACF)
In this example, will use Pods. Pods is a free plugin. You can get it on the WordPress plugin directory.
Creating custom fields with Pods
Pods allows you to add custom fields to default post type, page, custom post type, and other existing content types on your WordPress. Assuming you have installed and activated Pods on your WordPress site, go to Pods -> Add New on your WordPress dashboard.
Select a content type you want to add the custom fields to. If you want to add the custom fields to a new content type (custom post type, for instance), you can select the Create New option. If you want to add the custom fields to the content type that already exists, you can select the Extend Existing option. In this example, we will add the custom fields to the default post type so we choose the Extend Existing option.
Select the content type as well as post type and click the Next Step button.
Click the Add Field button to add a new field. Enter the field label, field name, field description, and select the field type. Click the Save Field to save the field.
You can simply click the Add Field button to add more fields. Once done adding fields, click the Save Pod button to apply the changes.
Adding the custom fields to a Brizy design
Once done adding the custom fields you need, you can start using them on your design, be it a page or template. So, create a page/template (or edit an existing one) and edit it with Brizy. On the Brizy editor, add the Text element. Highlight (or delete) the default text and press the hash key (the “#” symbol) on your keyboard (Shift + 3 in most cases).
As you can see, pressing the hash key on the keyboard on the Text element will show the full list of the dynamic content you can add to your design, including the custom fields you created with Pods and other similar plugins. You can then customize the text just like when you are customizing the regular text.
If you are new to Brizy, you can read our previous article to learn how to use Brizy.