Pods – Custom Content Types and Fields


Manage all your custom content needs in one location with the Pods Framework.

  • Create content types including Custom Post Types, Custom Taxonomies, and our special Advanced Content Types (ACTs get their own custom tables)
  • Extend and customize content types including Posts, Pages, Categories, Tags, Users, and Media with one easy click
  • Create custom settings pages easily within seconds
  • Add custom fields to any content type
  • Group your fields however you’d like into their own sections and add additional headings to help organize
  • Show your fields anywhere using our blocks, shortcodes, widgets, or the non-coder Pods Template approach along with our automatic theme integration
  • Create connections between any of your content with relationship fields to keep your content organized

Let Pods help you grow your development and site building skills so that you can manage content beyond the standard WordPress Posts & Pages.

Check out our Documentation, Support Forums, and our Live Community Slack Chat for assistance building your dream project with Pods.


Content types that evolve with your needs

Create any type of content that you want — small or large — we’ve got you covered. Every content type created with Pods gets all the love it needs to grow up big and strong. You’ll get an easy-to-use interface that lets you manage field groups, custom fields, and how your content type will look or function.

Erstellen von neuen Inhaltstypen

With Pods, you can create entirely new content types and settings pages.

Every Field Type, FREE

We have an extensive collection of over 25 different input types to choose from on 20+ different field types for any content structure. Each field type comes with their own additional options to help you customize content entry and display. You can also control visibility by role/capability and other advanced options.

  • Text: Plain Text, Website, Phone, Email, Password
  • Paragraph: Plain Paragraph Text, WYSIWYG (Visual Editor), Code (Syntax Highlighting)
  • Date / Time: Date and Time, Date, Time
  • Number: Plain Number, Currency (30+ international currencies)
  • Relationships / Media: File / Image / Video (Media library and basic upload options available), Avatar (for extended Users), oEmbed, Relationship (Dropdown, Multi Select, Autocomplete, Checkboxes, Radio Buttons, and List View available)
  • Checkbox (Yes / No)
  • Color Picker

Relationships to rule the world with

The power is in your hands with our comprehensive support to relate your content to anything.

  • Custom defined lists of text options
  • Relate to any Post Type or Taxonomy posts / terms
  • Relate to any User profile
  • Relate to User Roles or Capabilities
  • Relate to any Comment

And many other relationships are also available including:

  • Image Sizes
  • Navigation Menus
  • Relate to content within any Database Table
  • Countries (predefined)
  • US States (predefined)
  • Canadian Provinces (predefined)
  • Calendar – Days of Week (predefined)
  • Calendar – Months of Year (predefined)
  • And many more!

Optional Components to do even more

You can enable some of our included components to extend your WordPress site even further:

  • Pods Templates – Use our template engine to create templates that can be handed off to clients for care-free management
  • Markdown Syntax – Parses Markdown Syntax for Paragraph Text / WYSIWYG fields
  • Advanced Relationships – Add even more relationship objects including Database Tables, Multisite Networks, Multisite Sites, Themes, Page Templates (in the theme), Sidebars, Post Type Objects, and Taxonomy Objects
  • Table Storage – Enable table-based database storage for custom fields on Post Types, Media, Users, and Comments
  • Roles and Capabilities – Create or edit Roles for your site and customize what they have access to
  • Advanced Content Types – Create entirely custom content types that have their own database table, and they will exist outside the normal WordPress context avoiding meta database tables
  • Pods Pages – Create custom pages that function off of your site’s URL path with wildcard support and choose the Page Template in the theme to use — most useful paired with Advanced Content Types

Gut kompatibel mit anderen Anwendungen

We also do our best to integrate and play nicely with other projects:

How can I translate Pods into my own language?

Many thanks go out to the fine folks who have helped us translate the Pods plugin into many other languages.

Join us in further translating the Pods interface on the official Translating WordPress dashboard

We are also available through our Live Community Slack Chat to help our translators get started and to support them on the process.

Are you looking to translate your Pods and Fields themselves? You’ll want to enable the „Translate Pods“ component from Pods Admin > Components.


Pods really wouldn’t be where it is without all the contributions from our donors and code/support contributors.


  • Neue Inhaltstypen erstellen oder bestehende erweitern
  • Add groups of fields and manage your content type
  • Add fields of many types with individual options for each
  • Creating or extending a Post Type will add groups of fields to the Post Editor
  • Creating or extending a Taxonomy will add groups of fields to the Term Editor
  • Extending Users will add groups of fields to the User Profile and Edit forms


Dieses Plugin unterstützt 5 Blöcke.

  • Pods Single Item Display a single Pod item.
  • Pods Field Value Display a single Pod item's field value (custom fields).
  • Pods Form Display a form for creating and editing Pod items.
  • Pods View Include a file from a theme, with caching options
  • Pods Item List List multiple Pod items.


  1. Unpack the entire contents of this plugin zip file into your wp-content/plugins/ folder locally
  2. Upload to your site
  3. Navigate to wp-admin/plugins.php on your site (your WP Admin plugin page)
  4. Activate this plugin

OR you can just install it with WordPress by going to Plugins >> Add New >> and type this plugin’s name


Where do I go for Support on your plugin?

Our primary Support is handled through our Support Forums. For the fastest support, you can contact us on our Live Community Slack Chat in the #support channel. We do not staff our Slack channel 24/7, but we do check any questions that come through daily and reply to any unanswered questions.

We do have a community of Pods users and developers that hang out on Slack, so you’re sure to get an answer quickly. We answer our Forum questions once a week with follow-up during the week as we’re prioritizing resources towards restructuring and improving our documentation.

Where do I report bugs or request features?

If you’ve encountered a bug or have an idea for a new feature, we kindly request you to create an Issue on our GitHub Repository at https://github.com/pods-framework/pods/issues/new. Please be very specific about what steps you did to create the issue you’re having and include any screenshots or other configuration parameters to help us recreate or isolate the issue.

Funktioniert Pods mit meinem Theme?

Most likely the answer is yes. We don’t require any special CSS or display attributes to use Pods with your theme, so you should have little to no difficulty showing your content in your theme. If you encounter any issues, contact your theme developer and ask them about their support for the standard WordPress theming functions and how to use WordPress Template Hierarchy with their theme.


17. Oktober 2021
really satisfied with the freedom the templates feature provides. Perfect for someone, who knows html, and wants render content dynamically with shortcodes
7. August 2021
This plugin does more than you can imagine. The five stars of this review go to the people who support both the plugin programmatically and the pods community. I have been using pods for well over a year in all sorts of projects, to the point that it has become my "core" plugin. It has a learning curve, which for simple projects is not that steep, regardless of your developer experience, or lack of. For more complex products, things get interesting, especially with a not-so-good documentation (the community, myself included, needs to step up), which means more digging and more mental work, but we developers are so much used to it. And don't forget about the "friends of pods" program, which really helps sustain the development and support. Even a $5 one-time donation can work wonders if more and more people engage that way. Anyway, 5 stars for this amazing plugin, which I can highly recommend to anyone who is not afraid with some trial and error. It's free, not freemium, free. Install it and play around and I am sure you will love it! That's the beauty of free software.
15. Juni 2021
The Pods plugin allowed me to recreate a complex site in a timely manner. It's relatively simple to use with a good community out there for getting the most out of it.
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2.8.1 – October 20th, 2021

  • Fixed: Simple Custom Defined Relationships now output correctly again when displaying them like {@my_relationship.my_custom_defined_relationship}. #6189 #6191 (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: Color Picker now has the „Clear“ button back. #6194 #6196 (@JoryHogeveen)
  • Fixed: Display Field in Selection option now properly works again. #6195 (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: REST API fields are registered properly for post types and taxonomies again. #6175 (@jamesgol, @sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: The Pods Admin menu icon shows up again and has been switched to SVG format. #6177 #6180 (@JoryHogeveen, @sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: The correct Currency now shows up for the currency input field as intended again. #6184 (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: Taggable autocomplete works as expected again. #6182 (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: ORDER BY basic field detection has been improved to prevent certain fields from using the incorrect alias. (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: The <ul> used with checkbox inputs has been styled with list-style:none as it should be. (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Fixed: Default the form output type to div if it’s provided but empty. (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Compatibility: Added compatibility for Enfold theme and public forms so that wp-mediaelement is not removed by the theme. #6188 (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Tweak: Internal API – Storage and Storage Types used in the internal Pods code has been clarified to prevent ambiguity. Storage Types have been changed to Object Storage Types in all areas regarding Whatsit Storage). (@sc0ttkclark)
  • Tweak: Public forms now have unique IDs added to them to help in custom CSS work. (@sc0ttkclark)

Found a bug? Have a great feature idea? Get on GitHub and tell us about it and we’ll get right on it: https://pods.io/submit/

2.8 – October 18th, 2021

Release post: https://pods.io/2021/10/18/pods-2-8-feature-release/

Read the full Pods 2.8 Field Guide which includes information about all the features, enhancements, and changes in this major Pods release.

Breaking compatibility warning:
* New minimum required versions have been updated as follows which includes notices to let you know if you need to update something.
* New minimum WP version required: WordPress 5.5+ (previously: WP 4.5+)
* New minimum PHP version required: PHP 5.6+ (previously: PHP 5.3+) — Hey! You should take the time to update to PHP 7.4+ because there’s major speed improvements to be had 🙂
* New minimum MySQL version required: MySQL 5.5+ (previously: MySQL 5.1+)
* Refactored object handling for Pod and Field configurations — we now lazy load and pull things as-needed from the database instead of always pulling all Pods and Fields at once. It remains backward compatible in most array usage

Features and changes in this release
* Feature: Now you can add multiple groups of fields. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Feature: Our Edit Pod screen is powered by our all new React form interfaces, tooltips, and they use our new Pods Admin REST API endpoints. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Feature: All of our form fields are powered by React now in preparation for Pods 2.9 repeatable fields that we’re working on next. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Feature: New field types for Heading and HTML. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Feature: New Pods Blocks available and the underlying Pods Block PHP API is compatible with ACF Blocks if you’ve ever used those before. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Feature: REST API endpoints are now available to create/edit various objects: Pods, Pod Groups, and Pod Fields. (@sc0ttkclark)
* Feature: WP-CLI commands that mirror the REST API endpoints we have. (@sc0ttkclark)
* Feature: The new WYSIWYG editor option to use Quill Editor is now available and the CLEditor has been removed. (@sc0ttkclark, @zrothauser)
* Compatibility: Completely updated compatibility with WPML and Polylang plugins.

Our GitHub has the full list of all prior releases of Pods: https://github.com/pods-framework/pods/releases