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A plugin to simplify Advanced Custom Fields

hookturn.io | Dec. 1, 2016 | 2 min read

It provides code snippets that show you exactly how to include data on your site. Various code examples for all field types. Both a free and paid version.

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Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with 'sketch')

I've used the free version of this plugin and found it helpful, and the paid version is probably worth buying. But this is really a link to a sales page and not an article or review. Is that legitimate content for this site? I've seen other self-promotional posts on ManageWP.org, so maybe it's fine, but the usefulness of the site will diminish if the bulk of the content shared here is just sales links.

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Dave Warfel

Hi Sallie. Thanks for adding your experience with the plugin, and raising a very fair question to the legitimacy of the content.

First, I want to make it clear that I am not the developer of this plugin, and I have never spoken with anyone behind the project. I have no affiliation. I discovered the plugin via Twitter, and thought it was something that many in the WP community could benefit from.

In retrospect, I could've instead linked to the free plugin page on wordpress.org. Perhaps that would've been more appropriate. I did check their blog, and they just have an intro video post, but it doesn't list out the features, and wasn't very informative.

I do try to keep in mind that all plugin authors who release code for free on wordpress.org, they do so voluntarily. And I like to do whatever I can to help support them, so they can continue development of their open source project. A link to the developer's website is one way to show support... although I realize how this could be construed as a misuse of this site.

I'll certainly keep this in mind with future posts. Thanks for adding your perspective and helping to keep ManageWP.org useful for all involved.

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Sallie Goetsch (rhymes with 'sketch')

I appreciate your thoughtful reply, and it does make something of a difference if you're not affiliated with the site. You might be in a good position to write a review or tutorial, which you could post here.

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Dave Warfel

Great idea. I hope to do just that in the coming weeks :-)

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