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 had a lot of spare time in university! Heck, I’m still just an amateur. My day job has absolutely nothing to do with programming, or design. Started side-gigging as a web developer only five years ago.)
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