Creating & Editing Pods

Create & Manage your Custom Content Types (Post Types, Taxonomy and Extended Objects) with Pods.

Pods Admin Menu in the WordPress DashboardOverview

Now that you have a fairly good idea what Custom Post TypesCustom Taxonomies and Custom Fields are (and how Pods works with them), you can start creating and editing your “pods”. We’ve mentioned this before in ‘What is Pods?‘, but if you think of a “pod” as a convenient way to store a particular content type, our Manage Pods screen under Pods Admin will make a lot of sense to you. You go to the Pods Admin to create and edit your content types or “pods” and within each pod, you can manage the fields and additional configurations for those content types.

Quick Start for Creating Pods

Here’s a quick step by step of what you’ll do when you want to create a new pod:

  1. Go to the Pods Admin screen
  2. Select Add New from the admin menu.
  3. From the Add New Pods Wizard, select whether you’re Creating a New Custom Post Type, Custom Taxonomy or Custom Settings Page or Extending an Existing Post Type or WP Object.
  4. If you’re creating a new Pod, give your Pod (Post Type, Taxonomy or Settings Page) a Name and hit Next Step.
  5. If you’re extending an existing object, pick the WordPress object or Custom Post Type you’re extending and click Next Step.
  6. You will now be in the Manage Pods screen for your new Pod. From this screen, you’ll be able to Manage Fields (Add, Edit & Delete Fields) and any other specific configuration parameters for your Pod.

For more detailed information on the above steps, you can check out the more detailed documents in this section.

More Documentation on this Topic

Add New Pods [Pods Admin]

Explains the Add New Pods Wizard which allows you to create new Custom Content Types or Extend Existing ones.

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Creating a Custom Taxonomy

Explains how to create and manage your Custom Taxonomy within Pods Admin.

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Extend Existing Post Types, Taxonomies or WP Objects

Within the Pods Admin, you can Extend Existing Custom Post Types & Taxonomies created by other plugins, or you can extend WordPress Objects like Users, Media, Categories or Tags.

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Creating a Custom Settings Page

Create a Custom Setting Page for storing information that can be entered once and used everywhere on your site.

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