10 Best addons for Advanced Custom Fields
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Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin is one of the most popular plugins in the WordPress universe. It gives you full control over meta fields and supports many field types. So using the plugin you can add and manage any new characters to any post type just with a few clicks. Below you'll find our list of the 10 best ACF addons which add new features or integrations. They've been tested by many users, and won't cause compatibility issues.
Some of the items from our list were covered in the video overview by WPTuts, you can watch the video below and then read our extended list.
1. ACF Content Analysis for Yoast#
Do you use Yoast and want to improve SEO reports by including ACF fields in the analysis? Then the plugin does it for you without hassle.
This plugin is one of the most important among all the ACF addons in our opinion. SEO reports helps create quality content, and receive good positions from search engines. By default, Yoast doesn't include ACF fields in the analysis. But nowadays, most of the page data is stored in ACF fields. Not mention a weight of ACF blocks with the Gutenberg approach. The addon improves it, and makes our experience better.
2. ACF: Better Search#
Do you want the built-in WordPress search to find posts and pages by ACF fields? Then this addon improves the default search by including meta fields in the request. The good one is that it works both for the admin area and for the front, which means both editors and users will be able to use this feature.
3. ACF Views#
Would you like to effortlessly showcase your content, including posts and ACF fields? This addon has you covered, offering smart templates, with built-in post queries and automated template generation. This means you can develop quickly while retaining your creative freedom.
Now, let's delve into what we mean by 'templates' in the context of this plugin: ACF Views templates are constructed using the Twig engine. You might be thinking, "Well, that's all well and good, but won't I still need to navigate PHP to retrieve fields and craft markup from scratch, not to mention tackling Twig documentation?"
But here's where the plugin truly excels: "Smart templates." This means you can say goodbye to the hassle of manually fetching fields or creating markup from scratch. The plugin establishes a sturdy foundation that caters to most use cases. And should you require something specific, customizing it is a breeze. Now, isn't that a fantastic feature? You can find more information about the plugin's benefits here.
4. ACF Quick Edit Fields#
Do you want to amend ACF fields right on the page overview table screen? Then this plugin extends the default "Quick Edit" WordPress feature and makes it possible. So, you can add ACF fields to the "Quick Edit" feature without hassle.
5. Image Aspect Ratio Crop Field#
Do you want to be sure that the selected image will be displayed with a specific ratio? Then this addon helps with adding a new field type, which looks and works like the native ACF field. But besides the native features, it gives a popup using which you can crop any selected image to a specific ratio or size. So this field gives you a way to configure the size for a specific ACF image field and be sure, that all images in this field will have the chosen ratio (or size).
6. Table Field#
Do you want to have a meta table with flexible columns for editors, and be able to easily display it on the front for users? Then this addon adds a new field type which makes it possible. So you can easily create tables and manage columns.
7. ACF Options Page Admin#
ACF provides the option's page feature, using which you can create a settings page and attach any fields there using the ordinary ACF UI. And then access values in an ordinary way. Do you want to create these pages without coding? Then this addon will help you.
8. Admin Columns#
Do you want some ACF fields to be displayed on the page overview table screen as extra columns? Then this addon gives your full control of all overview table columns and allows you to add new, reorder or remove current columns.
9. Font Awesome Field#
Do you want to display some FontAwesome icons on a page? Also, be able to change the choice later without changing a code, and don't enquire FontAwesome on pages manually. Then this addon helps you with adding a new field type to your ACF, called FontAwesome. So you can select any icon and display it like an ordinary ACF field.
10. Gravity Forms Add-on#
Do you want to be able to select any existing Gravity form in an ACF select field? Then the addon makes it possible by adding a new ACF field type (Forms). This means now you can 'attach' any Gravity form to your page or any post type. And it may be useful if you want to get or display Gravity forms dynamically, depending on your choice.
You just reviewed our list of the 10 best ACF addons. We hope that you found this list useful and these add-ons will make your life easier. ACF gives endless opportunities about meta fields, so just pay attention to them and you won't have any issues with metadata anymore.
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