Define Post Connector in Page Template

Today version 1.4.2. of your favorite WordPress custom fields plugin was released.

This version addresses GitHub issue #72: Feature request : Assign connectors to templates, meaning that it is now possible to add a page template like this:

Template Name: Test template for Simple Fields
Simple Fields Connector: attachments

And then all posts or pages that use that template will also use the “attachments” post connector.

Updated! New media manager, HTML5 inputs & new space efficient table view

Simple Fields version 1.2 has just been released. Some nice things to mention with this release:

  • Support for the new media manager that was introduced in WordPress 3.5 has been added
  • Fields can now be added to attachments
  • The settings pages is now a bit nicer and more WordPress-ish loooking. Also has more useful info added to them. Oh, they are really nice indeed.
  • There is a new (but optional) space efficient table view
  • Placeholders can be added to text and textarea fields
  • Fancy HTML5 input types have been added as sub types to the text field
  • Lots of filters added, making it possible to customize Simple Fields using plain PHP. Like choosing a post connector for a post based on it’s post type or what categories it belongs to. Cool stuff.

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New table view coming to next version of Simple Fields

This is a little sneak preview of something I am working on right now: the option to have fields outputted in a more space efficient and less cluttered view. It’s very suitable when you have a few fields that are repeatable, like this image example with image fields and text fields will show:

creenshot of new table view in Simple Fields. Image shows that more fields are visible at the same time.

Twice the amount of cats in the same area size! Not bad. Stay tunes for this small but great update in an upcoming version of Simple Fields.

1.0.4 released with less cluttered fields and a long awaited add-link

Version 1.0.4 of Simple Fields is now live. It’s a small update that features two noticeable changes:

Less clutter & less space

This update features an updated edit post screen, with the label of each field now positioned to the left, makes each field group use up less space and also making the fields more scannable. I’ve tried this for a while myself and I really like it. Please post a comment and let me know what you think of this change!

Editing fields: Before on the left and after this update on the right.

Add link at the bottom of a field group

Yes, finally! Long awaited feature: when using repeatable fields, each field group now also has an “add link” at the bottom. Makes much sense when using Simple FIelds and it’s repeatable fields-feature for attachments and image galleries/slideshows. Before this update you could only add new fields to the top, making it really annoying and cumbersome when you wanted to add something to the end/bottom of the list.

Miss a feature in Simple Fields? Let me know about it!

Many of the new features that I add to Simple Fields are features that I’ve received as feature request from you users out there. So if you have a feature request (or a bug report!) please don’t hesitate to let me know by adding an issue over at Simple Fields GitHub page.