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WordPress Custom Field Tricks and Tips

Smashing Magazine has put up a list of different things that you can do to extend your WordPress blog, and how it functions through custom fields. I’ve heard that this is going to get easier to use in future versions of WordPress, but for now, this should inspire some great additions to your blog.

In this article, we’ve compiled a list of 10 useful things that you can do with custom fields in WordPress. Among them are setting expiration time for posts, defining how blog posts are displayed on the front page, displaying your mood or music, embedding custom CSS styles, disabling search engine indexing for individual posts, inserting a “Digg this” button only when you need it and, of course, displaying thumbnails next to your posts

I can’t really think of anything that’d require expiring blog posts, but the others are very helpful. Check out the whole article on Smashing Magazine, and let me know what you think was most helpful.

Categories: WordPress Hacks

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  1. Brad says: 5/13/2009

    I can see some benefit to expiring blog posts, like maybe limited time offers on free ebook downloads or anything like that. Time Sensitive contest posts, etc. Though of course it’s not terribly difficult to just go turn a post off manually in most cases…but more options tends to be a good thing, even if some of them aren’t used much. heh.


  2. Jason says: 5/13/2009

    How come there isn’t a link to the article?


  3. Adriana says: 2/25/2012

    thanks for share!


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