Beth Livingston – Custom Post Types and Advanced Custom Fields

by | Jan 23, 2023 | Meetup News | 0 comments

Learn to create custom post types, custom fields, and custom filtering options without knowing any code at all!


Out of the box, WordPress allows you to create both pages and posts. While pages are generally static “one-off” type content like your about page or privacy policy, posts are generally used to create articles and other content listed on your blog page. But what if you have content that needs to “act” like a blog post but for which you need a set of custom fields? Some examples might be a real estate site, a job listing board, or a book review site – anything that requires listing a set of “things” with similar content. You might think that this requires custom coding but it doesn’t. Using a few plugins, you can actually create custom post types, custom fields, and custom filtering options without knowing any code at all. In this session, we will look at the most commonly used plugins for this purpose and provide a demo of how to use them.


Beth built her first WordPress website in 2009 for a side business, was immediately smitten, and soon began building websites for other small businesses. In 2016, after a long history as an IT Business Analyst, Instructional Designer, and Project Manager, she left the corporate world to form her WordPress agency (WP Roadmaps). Soon after, while attending WordCamps and seeing how folks were struggling with project management, she decided to share her knowledge to help others by forming the WP Project Manager’s Academy. She now enjoys providing real-life project management skills training to all types of WordPress practitioners (designers, developers, consultants, project managers, and agencies).

In addition to continuing to run her agency and serving as the Academy Director, Beth also administers the WordPress Project Management Facebook group and serves as an event organizer for the Triad WordPress Meetup Group.

Beth considers teaching her one true joy and has presented project management-related talks at various WordCamps across the US, international WordPress meetups, at Venture Cafe Winston-Salem, and has taught project management classes at Guilford Technical Community College’s Small Business Center in Greensboro NC.

In her spare time, what there is of it, Beth also enjoys visiting live music venues and occasionally acting and singing in local theater productions.

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