Pods 2.0 enters the alpha stage of development


Pods, a plugin which helps evolve WordPress into a much more refined content management system (CMS), is moving into the 2.0 development phase.

Scott Clark wrote a post yesterday with all the updates with the 2.0 alpha release. One of the exciting things to note about this 2.0 release is that it’s being powered by a Kickstarter project to help fund the project’s development. Ryan covered the success of the Kickstarter project over three months ago, and he noted that Scott was able to raise over $3,000 to continue the project.

So far, here are some important updates in this alpha release:

  • A new user interface
  • Add New Pod wizard guides you through creating a new content type or extending one
  • Edit Pod screen lets you add / edit fields, and choose from many field options that are built-in (yay for not needing helpers for most common use-cases!)
  • Create Custom Post Types and Custom Taxonomies, plus manage their labels / settings in the Edit Pod area

Do you use Pods to enhance your WordPress site? Let us know about how you use it in the comments.

4 thoughts on “Pods 2.0 enters the alpha stage of development

  1. I used Pods on a website I built early last year, and while I liked it, now that I’m more comfortable with WordPress and things like custom post types and custom metaboxes, as well as various plugins out there that can create relationships between posts, I don’t know if I’d use it again. It’s nice but for me, there’s better and easier ways to accomplish the same things Pods does.

  2. If you’ve found an easier way to dynamically generate wildcard pages on your WordPress site, I’d love to hear how you did it without pods. With Pods it is simple. pods_url_variable() is awesome!

    • I’ve never had a need to generate wildcard pages, so I’ve never used that feature. Pods is great, I’m just saying for what I’ve done so far it’s overkill and just over complicates things, makes things harder for less advanced users to update/change things.

      • Since Pods 2.0 is alpha, now would be a great time to provide any and all negative feedback of the user experience or just things you would change in general so they can be reviewed and addressed in this release cycle. Hopefully we can get you to check it out again and once it’s further along in the alpha/beta stage you’ll begi to see certain features that may be more than useful for your needs.

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