This tutorial by Steve Burge on OSTraining.com provides a simple, easy to follow introduction to creating custom post types in Pods and using Pods Templates and short codes to display them. As an example it shows how to create a “Books” custom post type, and a template to output its custom fields–without any php coding.
pods_view() can be used in a similar way to the WordPress function get_template_part(), but provides advanced options including the ability to utilize Partial Page Caching to cache the included output into the object cache or transients to improve performance. It can also pass data, such …
Pods Pages are used to display content from Advanced Content Types (ACTs) and should only be used with Advanced Content Types. Because ACTs exist outside of the main WordPress post table, they can not use regular WordPress functions, so attempting to display them with a normal WordPress theme template file would not work, because they can not be retrieved by the the_post(). Pods Pages handles the URL mapping necessary to create pages to display the ACT’s content and provide a way to set the title for the page.
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.
Learn how to make a Pods List Page using Pods Pages and Pods Templates.
Learn how to add two custom fields to the native WordPress post object and insert the custom field data into the post content.
This very simple tutorial, from Web Design For Idiots, shows you how to easily add a new field to a Pods generate content type and display the value of the field in your template.
This tutorial, from Web Design For Idiots, explains the difference between custom post types and advanced content types. It also covers the difference between coding for each of them.