Staff Template – Field Types

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Staff Template – Field Types

Selecting a field type is the most important part of the design process!
Visual effects like fonts, margins, field order or layout can be modified anytime.
Once created the field type can’t be changed!.
Please make sure the field types will fit your requirements before adding any production data.

Custom Forms

You can create custom data entry form that will have only the fields you need.
  • Template has no default fields. Add only the fields you’ll need.
  • You can have up to 40 fields (10 in a free version).
  • There are no content specific fields like: name, address, zip, phone, etc.
  • The fields are of a generic type: text, hyperlink, email, etc.
When adding a field, choose the field type based on the kind of information the field will contain. How to Add a Field.

Field Types

Field Type Description
Name Multipart
  • Has four parts. Recommended for person name: first, middle, last, suffix, etc.
  • Shows all content on a single line.
  • You can display individual parts in different order on staff and single pages.
Single Line Text
  • Job title.
  • Department name.
  • Accepts most of HTML tags.
  • Phone number.
Paragraph Text
  • Use this field for a longer text input.
  • Accepts most of HTML tags and provides more room for data entry.
  • HTML manual entry only. No visual editing.
  • Won’t retain formatting when copy and paste from other applications.
Text Editor
  • A longer text input requiring custom formatting.
  • Field uses TinyMCE editor with both Visual and Text options available.
  • May retain some of the formatting when copy and paste from other applications.
Drop-Down List
  • To keep your data consistent and standardized.
  • You can add a default value.
  • Used for data entry only. The field will show up on the page as a text.
Drop-Down + Static Label
  • To keep your data consistent and standardized.
  • Used for data entry only. The field will show up on the page as a text.
  • Label is displayed inline, before the field value e.g. Department: Marketing
  • The label won’t show up if field has no data.
Hyperlink
  • Text hyperlink.
  • Can be used for any internal or external link.
  • Has an option to open in a new page or tab.
Hyperlink with Static Text
  • Hyperlinks that require static text.
  • Label is the same for all records.
  • Label is displayed on the same line as the hyperlink.
Email
  • Text link. Opens email client.
  • Social icon can be used instead of email field type.
Static Label + Text
  • Example: Mobile: 098-765-4321
  • Label is displayed on the same line as data entry.
  • The same label will show up on all records.
  • The label won’t show up if field has no data.
Static Text
  • Can be used as section header.
  • Can be linked to other fields and hidden if linked fields contain no data.
Horizontal Line
  • Horizontal line (divider) between field sections.
  • Easy to customize. Use build in (custom CSS) or your own custom styles.
Single Page Text Link
  • Simple way to create text hyperlink to a single page.
  • Only one field of this type can be added to a template.
  • Located in: Template Options > Single Page Options > Single Page Text Link.
  • You do not create this field but turn it On/Off (Show Link: Yes/No).
  • Behaves as any other field. Can be styled and ordered.