This is very good. I use custom fields all the time, although I tend to build custom meta boxes—a few lines of code, really—rather that use the “native” UI. (Have never touched ACF; the Meta Box plugin, yes, for certain, more advanced field types and when deadlines were tight.)
“How to Use Native Custom Fields in WordPress (and 5 Useful Examples)” https://css-tricks.com/use-custom-fields-in-wordpress/ #WordPress
You’ll never be able to replace ’em all with blocks, either. I mean, things like subheadings, yes. But a checkbox that determines if a post should be crossposted to Twitter or Mastodon or whatever? You’re going to put that in a “block”? Thought blocks were bits of content, not “meant to hold metadata for the _whole post_.”
(Or CSS-Tricks! 😄 No, seriously, I actually remember now, it was 456 Berea Street, which is mentioned at the bottom; the page itself seems gone, tho.) https://css-tricks.com/better-pull-quotes/
I used to read all the web design blogs. Zeldman, Stopdesign, Mezzoblue, Veerle’s Blog. Remember when Smashing Magazine first came about and its articles were often—sometimes rightfully so—dismissed as little more than link lists with clickbaity titles (“17 Free Fonts You Should Be Using Right Now” or whatever). Heck, I remember Vitaly’s fonts posts on the personal blog that came before it.
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