Feature Request: Description Text for Custom Fields

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  • #1017343
    Josh
    Participant

    Hello,

    It would be really useful if I could add description text for custom fields. This text would appear on the admin page probably in small italics underneath the provided Field Label. Currently, I have to access the field by the full label in the code. For example

    $fields = tribe_get_custom_fields();
    $show_accommodations_info = $fields["Hide Accommodations Info Links? (shown by default)"] != "hide";

    This is kind of awkward, especially if I need long/detailed help text. And, it is error prone – if I want to change the help text, I have to change the Field Label, which means I have to change any code that accesses it in the array.

    It would be helpful if I could access the $fields array another way, such as:

    $fields = tribe_get_custom_fields();
    $show_accommodations_info = $fields["_ecp_custom_10[]"] != "hide";

    This would alleviate the potential error caused by changing the “Field Label” text, though it would still be useful to have a description that is separate from the label.

    Thanks!

    #1017445
    Geoff
    Keymaster

    Hey Josh,

    That’s an EXCELLENT idea.Thanks for sharing that here and for the examples as well. That’s pretty awesome.

    Advanced Custom Fields might be a little easier than having to manage those in the code yourself. I still think this would be an excellent idea to share in our feature request forum though, so please do drop it in there if you have a moment. I can see how that would be super helpful to manage right out of the box rather than relying on custom code or third-party plugins.

    Cheers!
    Geoff

    #1017967
    Josh
    Participant

    Ok, I have posted a feature request: http://tribe.uservoice.com/forums/195723-feature-ideas/suggestions/10376586-add-description-text-for-custom-fields

    I will also check out the Advanced Custom Fields plugin – thank you for the suggestion.

    Feel free to close the ticket.

    Thanks!

    #1018725
    Geoff
    Keymaster

    Right on, thanks a ton for following up–and for adding the feature request. 🙂

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