Managing Project Meta Info using PixFields

We live in a world full of information, and we highly need landmarks to get things done without losing too much time or energy. Moreover, it’s a huge part of what defines a digital experience.

In this article, we will walk you through how you can easily create a website more consistent and help your visitors look after the desired project categories and meta info with ease.

Step 1 — How to Start?

Here’s what you need to do to start with the right foot:

  • Log into the WordPress Dashboard
  • Go to Projects → click on A new Project or select an already existing one.
  • You’ll notice an extra box in the right sidebar of the edit project page called Project fields. (screenshot)

Step 2 — Managing the project fields

After finishing the demo data process, you’ll notice all the fields we already imported for you. To change them you just need to manage the Manage fields link that opens a modal window. (screenshot)

Now you can add new fields (name/label only), reorder existing ones with drag&drop, and check which ones are filterable or not (only the filterable fields will be displayed in your site’s frontend as filter links). Just hit Update once you finished and all the changes are saved.

*Remember that the labels and order of these fields are common to all your projects.

To delete existing fields, and for other more advanced settings, you need to go to Settings→ PixFields.

Step 3  — Displaying the project fields

You can either have them on the Portfolio archive as filters or by using the [pixfields] shortcode inside a single project.

In order to display the fields on the Portfolio Archive page, they’ll need to be marked as filterable. (screenshot)

Each project field name will be on the first line (together with the categories in the screenshot above) and once you click on it, all its different values are displayed so one can filter the projects by that specific value.

*If you want to skip a field or two for a certain project just leave them empty.

You can see all this in action in our demo: http://demos.pixelgrade.com/mies/work/

You can also insert the [pixfields] shortcodes your project’s editor box in order to display the project fields block on a single project. (Lake View Residence)

As you can see the workflow we have envisioned with PixFields it’s as straightforward as possible. At the same time we give you the necessary flexibility to put your mark on the way you structure your project’s metadata.

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Updated on May 12, 2017

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