Custom Post Types and Custom Fields creator – WCK

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WordPress Creation Kit consists of three tools that can help you create and maintain custom post types, custom taxonomies and most importantly, custom fields and metaboxes for your posts, pages or CPT's.

WCK Custom Fields Creator offers an UI for setting up custom meta boxes with custom fields for your posts, pages or custom post types. Uses standard custom fields to store data. You can show custom fields using code or with the Swift Templates module.

WCK Custom Post Type Creator facilitates creating custom post types by providing an UI for most of the arguments of register_post_type() function.

WCK Taxonomy Creator allows you to easily create and edit custom taxonomies for WordPress without any programming knowledge. It provides an UI for most of the arguments of register_taxonomy() function.


Custom Fields

  • Custom fields types: WYSIWYG editor, upload, text, textarea, select, checkbox, radio, number, HTML, time-picker, phone, currency select, color picker, heading
  • Easy to create custom fields for any post type.
  • Support for Repeater Fields and Repeater Groups of custom fields.
  • Drag and Drop to sort the Repeater Fields.
  • Support for all input custom fields: text, textarea, select, checkbox, radio.
  • Image / File upload supported via the WordPress Media Uploader.
  • Possibility to target only certain page-templates, target certain custom post types and even unique ID's.
  • All data handling is done with Ajax
  • Data is saved as postmeta

Custom Post Types and Taxonomy

  • Create and edit Custom Post Types from the Admin UI
  • Advanced Labeling Options
  • Attach built in or custom taxonomies to post types
  • Create and edit Custom Taxonomy from the Admin UI
  • Attach the taxonomy to built in or custom post types


The WCK PRO version offers:

  • Swift Templates - Build your front-end templates directly from the WordPress admin UI, without writing any PHP code. Easily display registered custom post types, custom fields and taxonomies in your current theme.
  • Front-end Posting - form builder for content creation and editing
  • Options Page Creator - create option pages for your theme or your plugin
  • More field types: Date-picker, Country Select, User Select, CPT Select
  • Premium Email Support for your project

See complete list of PRO features


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Releases (66 )

Version Release Date Change Log
2.3.2 2022-06-28
  • Fix: menu position issue with WordPress 6.0
  • Fix: some issues with PHP 8.1
2.3.1 2022-04-06
  • Compatibility fixes for PHP 8.0
2.3.0 2022-03-07
  • Fixed an error in front-end console coming from the color picker script
  • Fixed a small issue when creating custom field metaboxes
2.2.9 2021-06-17
  • Security fixes and improvements
2.2.8 2021-06-10
  • Security fixes and improvements
2.2.7 2021-06-09
  • updated CKEditor to version 4.16.1
2.2.6 2020-05-05
2.2.5 2020-01-14
  • Compatibility with php 7.2
2.2.4 2019-03-11
  • Updated ckeditor for the wysiwyg field
  • Fixed an issue with gutenberg paragraphs that loaded ckeditor toolbar in them
2.2.3 2019-02-25
  • Fixed issue with wysiwyg editor in single meta boxes that wasn't saving
  • Updated translation files
2.2.2 2018-12-13
  • Fixed width of labels in repeaters issue in WordPress 5.0
2.2.1 2018-12-06
  • Gutenberg compatibility
  • Php 7 compatibility
2.2.0 2018-08-29
  • Fixed a notice with default value in colorpicker field
  • Updated translation files
2.1.9 2018-02-21
  • Added 'rewrite' and 'rewrite slug' advanced options for custom taxonomy creator
  • Added a plugin notification class
  • Put back the yellow background on rows when editing an entry
2.1.8 2018-01-25
  • Improved speed by at least 100% in most cases for the interface
  • Small visual and functionality interface tweaks
2.1.7 2017-12-19
  • Important security fix. Please update!
2.1.6 2017-12-12
  • Fixed a notice regarding the Custom Fields Creator introduced in the last version
2.1.5 2017-12-06
  • Added a filter so we can add a metabox to multiple meta boxes: wck_filter_add_meta_box_screens
  • Fixed issue with PageBuilder from SiteOrigin plugin and CodeMirror
2.1.4 2017-11-16
  • Improved speed on sites with a lot of Custom Fields Metaboxes defined
  • Fixed some php notices
2.1.3 2017-10-05
  • Added filter 'wck_extra_field_attributes' which with you can add extra attributes to fields
  • Fixed the start page css
  • Fixed small compatibility issues
2.1.2 2017-05-10
  • Added multiple select field type
2.1.1 2017-04-25
  • Added seamless display mode option to Custom Fields Creator boxes
2.1.0 2017-03-30
  • All WCK meta keys are now protected so they do not appear in WordPress Custom Fields box which fixes some issues
  • We now can translate WCK labels with string translation in WPML (this includes Front end Posting labels)
  • Fixed a small css bug
2.0.9 2017-03-13
  • Security improvements
  • Small css change for labels in metaboxes
  • Small PHP 7 compatibility change
2.0.8 2017-03-02
  • We now check for reserved names on Custom Post Types and Taxonomy Creator
  • Added a filter to change input type: wck_text_input_type_attribute_{$meta}{$fieldslug}
  • Fixed a potential notice in Custom Fields Creator
2.0.7 2017-02-02
2.0.6 2017-01-18
  • Fixed an issue with fields that had their slug changed and didn't appear sometimes
  • Modifications to upload button so that it disappears when we already have something uploaded
  • Added 2 new currencies in the Currency Select field
  • Small modifications to the generate slug function
2.0.5 2016-12-12
  • Changes to the unserialized fields: we can now handle fields from other sources
  • Improvements to javascript speed in the admin interface
2.0.4 2016-12-05
  • Added sortable taxonomy admin column support for Taxonomy Creator
  • Added show_in_quick_edit argument support for Taxonomy Creator
2.0.3 2016-11-07
  • Fixed some issues with the unserialized fields conversion
  • Changed per batch variable from 100 to 30 to try to reduce timeouts on sites with a lot of entries
2.0.2 2016-09-30
  • Fixed an issue with the unserialized conversion page when fields had same names
2.0.1 2016-09-29
  • Fixed issue with Custom Fields Creator when fields had the same name as the meta name
2.0.0 2016-09-21
  • We now save every custom field in it's own separate post meta with an editable meta_key
  • UI improvements to repeater sortable table
1.3.3 2016-08-23
  • Added date format option for Datepicker Field
  • Fixed notices when multiple single boxes were present and the first one had a required error
  • New menu icon
1.3.2 2016-08-10
  • Added Number field type
  • Removed notice regarding post thumbnail on certain themes
  • New branding to match website
1.3.0 2016-08-09
  • Security Fixes
1.3.1 2016-07-25
  • Fixed preview draft not showing the correct custom fields in certain conditions
  • Fixed a fatal error that was happening in certain conditions when adding a new Custom Fields Creator Meta Box
1.2.9 2016-06-29
  • Added Lables field in Custom Fields Creator next to Options for checkboxes, selects and radios
1.2.8 2016-06-14
  • Added Phone field type
  • Added HTML field type
  • Added Time Picker field type
  • Added Default Text for textarea field instead of Default Value
1.2.7 2016-06-09
  • Added Heading field type
  • Added Colorpicker field type
  • Added Currency field type
  • Added number of rows and readonly options to the textarea field
  • Added error notice for users with a php version lower than 5.3.0 on the settings page
1.2.6 2016-05-10
  • Small change in saving single metaboxes
  • Fixed a possible conflict with ACF Pro
1.2.5 2016-04-18
  • Minor compatibility tweeks for WordPress 4.5
  • Added new filter for registration errors:'wck_registration_errors'
1.2.4 2016-04-04
  • We now load the translation files from the theme first if they exist in the folder:local_wck_lang
  • Now in Custom Fields Creator the Options field for selects,radios and checkboxes is required so you can't create those field without any options
  • Single forms now keep their values when form throws alert required message so you don't have to input the values again
1.2.3 2016-03-21
  • Minor security improvements
  • Added filter for the 'rewrite' argument in the Custom Taxonomy Creator: 'wck_ctc_register_taxonomy_rewrite_arg'
  • Added hooks in WCK_Page_Creator api to allow extra content before and after metaboxes: 'wck_page_creator_before_meta_boxes' and 'wck_page_creator_after_meta_boxes'
1.2.2 2016-03-09
  • Added additional labels to Post Type Creator and Taxonomy Creator
  • We now check the post type name to not have spaces, capital letters or hyphens
  • When changing a custom post type name the existing posts get ported as well
1.2.1 2016-02-22
  • When renaming a taxonomy we now make sure the terms get ported as well
1.2.0 2016-02-09
  • We now display error message when meta name contains uppercase letters
  • We now display error message when taxonomy name contains uppercase letters or spaces
  • Security improvements
  • Fixed issues with post thumbnail and themes that added thumbnail support for specific post types in Custom Post Types Creator
  • Removed notice when WPML was active in certain cases
1.1.9 2016-01-25
  • Fixed typo from 'Chose' to 'Choose'
1.1.8 2016-01-14
  • We now allow Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies to be available via REST API by adding 'show_in_rest' attribute
1.1.7 2015-11-16
  • Select field can now display lables when outputting values
  • Minor security improvements
  • We no longer get .js errors when a Select field has no options
  • Added global filter for a form element output
  • Fixed typo in Meta Box Creator
1.1.6 2015-10-07
  • We now run the Custom Post Type and Custom Taxonomy register function sooner on the init hook
  • Aligned "Help" wit "WCK" in contextual help red button
  • Fixed some issues with translations
1.1.5 2015-02-26
  • Fixed major issue that prevented publishing new metaboxes (CFC)
  • Added a footer message asking users to leave a review if they enjoyed WCK
1.1.4 2015-02-18
  • Changed the way Single Forms are displayed and saved.
  • Added 'slug' parameter to API and we use it so we can translate labels
  • Added filter for taxonomy term name
  • Added support for search in media library for the upload field
  • Add support for the link in the listed upload fields
  • Add support for link on image/icon that points to attachement page in backend
  • Changed the order of the CKEDITOR.config.allowedContent
1.1.3 2014-12-02
  • Wysiwyg editor fields no longer strips html tags
  • Changes to WCK deactivate function so it doesn't throw notices
1.1.2 2014-10-29
  • Added filters which we can use to modify the text on metabox buttons in the backend (ex. Add Entry)
  • Fixed a bug that when we had unserialized fields enabled and we deleted some items in the metabox they still remained in the database
  • Fixed some PHP Warnings and Notices
1.1.1 2014-09-11
  • Now we can add the same metabox from CFC on multiple ids
  • Added filter for the arguments passed to the register_taonomy() funtion when creating a Custom Taxonomy. ( "wck_ctc_register_taxonomy_args" )
  • Fixed bug that was executing shortcodes inside escaped shortcodes [[shortcode]]
  • Fixed problem in CPTC that was setting the 'publicly_queryable' argument as true
1.1.0 2014-05-08
  • Added filter for the arguments passed to the register_post_type() funtion when creating a Custom Post Type. ( "wck_cptc_register_post_type_args" )
  • Fixed the missing datepicker css 404 error.
  • Removed notices
  • Fixed "Attach upload to post" option for the upload field.
1.0.9 2014-04-18
  • Replaced wysiwyg editor from tinymce to ckeditor to fix compatibility issues with WordPress 3.9
1.0.8 2014-04-10
  • Upload Field now uses the media manager added in WP 3.5
  • Now we prevent "Meta Field" and "Field Title" to be named "content" or "action" in Custom Fields Creator to prevent conflicts with existing WordPress Fields
  • Fixed bug in Custom Fields Creator that didn't display "0" values
  • Added Spanish translation ( thanks to Andrew Kurtis for providing the translation files )
1.0.7 2014-02-26
  • Small compatibility tweaks for WordPress 3.8
1.0.6 2013-11-28
  • WCK menu now only appears for Administrator role only
  • Minor fixes and improvements
1.0.5 2013-11-20
  • Fixed error from 1.0.4 require_once
1.0.4 2013-11-20
  • Added Custom Fields Api
  • Added option to enable/disable WCK tools(CFC, CPTC, FEP...) that you want/don't want to use
  • Labels of required custom fields turn red when empty
  • Added in Custom Taxonomy Creator support for show_admin_column argument that allows automatic creation of taxonomy columns on associated post-types
  • Improved visibility of WCK Help tab
  • We no longer get js error when deregistering wysiwig init script
1.0.3 2013-09-25
  • Removed all notices and warnings from the code
1.0.2 2013-07-10
  • Fixed bug when arguments contained UTF8 characters ( like hebrew, chirilic... )
  • Fixed Sortable field in Custom Fields Creator that wasn't clickable
1.0.1 2013-06-13
  • Fixed Menu Position argument for Custom Post Type Creator.
  • Added filter for default_value.
  • Fixed Template Select dropdown for Custom Fields Creator.
  • Fixed a bug in Custom Fields Creator that prevented Options field in the process of creating custom fields from appearing.