Learn Pods Basics From OSTraining

In this eleven part series, Steve Burge on OSTraining.com provides a simple introduction to Pods. He covers creating custom post types in Pods, adding fields to the Pods, using Pods Templates and shortcodes to display the Pods.

SEO For Pods Advanced Content Types

Pods Advanced Content Types (ACT) do not work automatically with Yoast’s WordPress SEO or any other SEO plugin since they are not WordPress content types. Custom Post Types on the other hand do not share these issues. In this tutorial you will learn search engine optimization for Pods Advanced Content Types, including how to add your ACT to an XML Site Map and generateMeta tags–such as title and description–and Open Graph tags using Pods Pages precode.

Step 6: Additional Options

Before finishing we will learn how to restrict access to the user directory and limit which users will be in the directory. We will also cover other methods for getting the values of fields that are better suited for when we only need one or two of the fields at a time.

Step 2: Add Fields To Users

While WordPress’ built-in user profiles offer only limited fields, Pods will allow for pretty much anything we need to be added to profiles. In this tutorial we will be using plain text, number, phone number, website and avatar fields.