Custom fields

Use the custom fields to create your own fields for product properties. You can output these fields in your templates or contributions.

Custom fields for products

1. Add field

Use this button to add a new field.

2. Description

The designation can be selected freely. It is currently only used internally.

3. Name

The name is used as a placeholder in the templates (with “customfield_” as a prefix). This name is internally validated and corrected if necessary.

If the field is left blank, a unique number is inserted..

Caution: Changing the name means that entered values are lost for the products!

4. Type

The field type determines whether it is a text box, selection field, etc.

You can choose between the following options:

  • Text
    This is a simple, one-line text box. The format function can be used to control the validity when entering the product.
  • Multi-line text
    This option displays a multi-line text box. Ideal if you want to use a simple multi-line text.
  • selection box
    With the selection field certain options can be specified. In the format field, enter the available options separated by a semicolon. Example: “1 kg, 2 kg”.
  • Yes No
    Yes / No Fields are ideal if you want to display “Yes” or “No” in a comparison. A green hook and a red cross are used for the output..
  • Html
    When using HTML, the WordPress editor is displayed for editing formatted text. Here you have no more limits and can also insert pictures.

5. Format

Depending on the type, a different format can be defined here. The following formats are available:

  • text
    For the “Text” field type: normal output
    With the field type “Yes / No”: No images (such as green hooks) are output.
  • number
    A number is required for the input.
  • url
    A URL is required for the input.

6. Remove field

This will remove the current field.

Custom taxonomies for the product

Taxonomies are like the categories in the posts at WordPress.

7. Manufacturer taxonomy

Here you can change the taxonomy, which appears in the URL (and internally) for the manufacturers.

This taxonomy is default and is only used publicly when you activate the product pages.

8. Book author taxonomy

Here you can change the taxonomy, which appears in the URL (and internally) for the book author.

This taxonomy is standard and is only used publicly when you activate the product pages.

9. Brand taxonomy

Allows you to change the taxonomy that appears in the URL (and internal) for the brand.

This taxonomy is default and is only used publicly when you activate the product pages.

10. Add taxonomy

This allows you to create your own taxonomy for the product. The taxonomies are linked automatically in the frontend when the product pages are activated.

11. Description

The designation can be selected freelz.

12. Descriptions (plural)

The term for plural can be chosen freely. It is currently only used internally.

13. Name

The name is used as a placeholder in the templates (with “customtaxonomy_” as a prefix). This name is internally validated and corrected if necessary.

If the field is left blank, a unique number is inserted.

Caution: Changing the name means that entered values are lost for the products!

14. Delete taxonomy

This will remove the current taxonomy.

Advanced Custom Fields Plugin (ACF)

15. Activate „Advanced Custom Fields“ support

When you enable this option, the placeholders from ACF are inserted into the templates as placeholders. You can use them as you wish.

The plugin you can download here , after the activation the checkbox is also selectable.

The placeholders are depending on the origin:

  • “acf_xyz”
    This placeholder holds the ACF fields out of the product.
  • “acf_shop_xyz”
    This placeholder holds the ACF fields from the shop.
  • “acf_list_xyz”
    This placeholder holds the ACF fields from the list.

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