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Hello, we just purchased the Slim Plus template along with the CSV Import extension.
We will be adding a few custom text fields that we want to display in the template and also be included in the CSV import.
It is better to use the WP “Custom Fields” metadata method shown in this tip ( http://connections-pro.com/2015/03/19/quicktip-csv-import-custom-meta-fields/ ) or to add the custom fields via code as in this tip ( http://connections-pro.com/2015/06/23/quicktip-custom-field-adding-a-text-field/ )?
Any pros/cons to each method? We don’t plan on using the Link or Form extensions, so I’m thinking the first method would work fine.
Well, that is a complicated question because even though what you see is different, the underlying code to support these is the same. But to answer this as simple as possible. I recommend following this:
The pro is that when adding a custom field over using the Custom Fields is that the custom field is also automagically available in both the Form and Link addons whereas the Custom Fields is not. The con is the inverse.
Hope that helps!
ps. The confusing terminology lays with WordPress because WordPress pages and posts have a Custom Fields metabox too, but, at the same time they can have custom fields added by thems and plugins (ex. theme options for pages or posts). Clear as mud?!?
Yep, got it. We’ll register the custom fields in code as recommended in that QuickTip.
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