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:

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.

Addi­tion­al Read­ings:

This article applies to Mies, as they share the same underlying structure.

Updated on May 12, 2017

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