CarbonFields - WordPress
WHAT IS CARBON FIELDS
Carbon Fields was started as our internal custom fields library in 2009, when the state of the WordPress’ plugin ecosystem was not as developed as it is today.
How It All Began
For a few years, we used the library internally. Throughout this time, we built thousands of clients’ projects based on it. We were gradually extending Carbon Fields so it became fully-featured tool comparable to other plugins in the field. By 2015, Carbon Fields was rewritten twice (once to include Complex Fields and another time to use Backbone instead of jQuery). In 2017, we rewrote the plugin once again in order to use React.
FIELD AND CONTAINER TYPES
Types of fields and containers you can create:
- Text Field
You can use the text field to input labels, URLs, numbers or a single line texts.
- Textarea Field
You can use the textarea field to input multiple rows of text, scripts, styles, custom HTML code. It also supports a row parameter which you can use in order to control the initial height of the field.
- Checkbox Field
You can use the checkbox field in order to add true/false options and build conditional logic.
- Set Field
You can use the set field in order to add multiple checkboxes. This way you will provide the administrator with the ability to select multiple options.
- Radio Field
You can use the radio buttons field in order to provide multiple options to the administrator. Also, it is useful when building a more complex conditional logic.
- Color Field
You can use the color field in order to select a color for the font or for a page/section background.
- Select Field
You can use the select field with many purposes. For example, you can build conditional logic using it, background type, or specify the listing post type.
- Multiple Select Field
You can use the multiple select field in order to provide the administrator to select multiple options. For example, multiple post types for a listing page.
- Radio Image Field
You can use the radio image field in order to provide the administrator with the ability to choose a pre-defined featured image for a page/post.
- Date Field
You can use the date field in order to achieve different features or filtrations based on the post date. Or for example, if you create a custom post type called Events you can use the date field for it.
- Date & Time Field
This field is similar to the date field, however, it includes a time along with the date.
- Time Field
This field is similar to the Date and Date & Time fields, however, it supports only time selection.
- Rich Text Field
The rich text fields is a WYSIWYG editor. You can use it in order to prepare and format text content easily.
- Association Field
You can use this field in order to create an association between a page/post and a specific set of pages/posts. The field is working with any post types and taxonomies.
- File Field
You can use the file field in order to upload different files to the post/page and provide them to the users.
- Image Field
You can use the image field in order to upload an image to the post/page and use it in a certain section during the coding.
- Media Gallery Field
You can use the media gallery field in order to build different galleries on a page or a post.
- Gravity Form Field
You can use this field in order to select a certain Gravity form and use it on the page/post. However, it is mandatory to use the Gravity Forms plugin, otherwise, no options will be shown.
- Map Field
You can use this field in order to build a location map in your website. The field will store the data with the right format in order to be easily used to create a Google Map. Also, the field is related to the Google Maps functionality and an API key should be added.
- Sidebar Field
You can use this field in order to select a unique sidebar for every page/post.
- Complex Field
You can use this field in order to build a repeater of fields for a specific section (features or services). However, via the complex field, you can also build a section builder. Section Builder means a repeater field that contains different groups and each group contains fields for a specific section.
- Post Meta
The Post Meta container is being used for a custom fields declaration. Post Meta containers can be attached to all post types. For example, Post, Page, WooCommerce Product, Media Attachment, Comments, etc. Also, a certain post meta container can be attached to a certain post or page template only.
- Term Meta
The Term Meta container has similar functionality as the Post Meta container, however, it can be attached to all the taxonomies including the custom ones. For example, Category, Tags, WooCommerce Product Category, etc.
A WordPress Custom Fields library every developer must use.
"Carbon Fields is a WordPress CMS framework designed for developers, who need to integrate custom WordPress themes quickly. All the features provided by the framework help us to keep delivering high quality easy-to-use WordPress websites."