But what if we need to do more than the WordPress defaults? What if we need extra post types and taxonomies to extend our WordPress installation?
Here comes the Pods – Custom Post Types and Fields plugin which is actually a framework that helps developers to extend WordPress functionality without using PHP code. With Pods, we can create Custom Content Types and Custom Fields from within the WordPress admin screens. A WordPress website with Pods enabled is much more powerful and flexible than a WordPress website on its own.
We can also use Pods to extend our current content types (Posts, Pages, Media Library, Users) with extra fields of content or new types of taxonomies. Pages in WordPress doesn’t have any taxonomies active by default. Maybe we could add more Custom Fields to our Posts and display that data front end.
Our favorite features of Pods are the very clean and user-friendly dashboard, the ability to extend the default post types of WordPress and the remarkable bidirectional relationship custom field it provides. The last two features help developers to create valuable custom solutions on WordPress.