When you get a custom WordPress website from RSPONSIV, chances are that your site will include a plugin called Advanced Custom Fields (ACF). ACF adds a lot of great features that allow us, as the developers of your website, to make various parts of your site easier for you to edit without ever having to touch any HTML code. If you’re familiar with WordPress, you’ll know that there are some basic fields on posts and pages where you can change the content or the title of that specific post or page. But sometimes you may have the need to update a specific part of your site outside what the default WordPress options provide. With ACF we can add a variety of new fields like these (and more) that make it so you can edit nearly anything on your website. For example, we can add fields that let you edit information in the header like a business name, address, or phone number. Let’s take a look at a couple of the ways we’ve used ACF in our client’s projects.
Often we have clients who need a type of menu for their services. ACF is a great way to provide a great backend tool that lets the client easily add an item, adjust prices, sizes, etc. The most notable custom WordPress website we built that made use of this was the Mongkolchai Thai restaurant site. They have an extensive restaurant menu and using ACF made it very easy to layout the menu items.
Another project that we used Advanced Custom Fields in recently was the Cougar Valley PTA website. The design we came up with for the client included a colored border on the left side of their posts and pages which are editable via ACF fields.
With all the power and flexibility that ACF offers, it is easy to see why we use it in nearly all of our custom WordPress websites. At RSPONSIV, our hope is that we can give you a great value by building into your website elements that empower you to make changes rather than spending money paying a web developer to change things for you. We strive to give you a great value and service so when its time for a big change like a new look, a maintenance plan, or even a brand new custom WordPress website, you will come back to us!