Staff Template – Field Types

WordPress Plugin Staff List – Staff Template – Field Types

Staff member forms.

Design efficient data entry forms, containing only as many fields as necessary.
Add field labels, to tell users what the corresponding input fields mean.
Add helpful descriptions, to explain how to fill them out.
You can use preferred language for labels and instructions.

Creating staff member forms.

Data entry forms are created in Staff Template > Input fields.
  • Template has no default inputs. Add only the fields you’ll need.
  • You can have up to 40 fields (10 in a free version).
  • There are generic field types like: text, paragraph.
  • There are also data type specific like: email, phone, shortcode, etc.
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!.
A field’s input type determines what kind of data the field can store. Please, make sure it will fit your requirements before adding any production data.

Field Types

Field Type Description
Checkbox Group
  • To keep your data consistent and standardized.
  • Can have up to 12 checkboxes.
  • Used for data entry only. The field will show up on a page as comma-delimited values.
  • Label is displayed inline, before the field value e.g. Departments: Marketing, IT, Bookkeeping
  • The label won’t show up if field has no data.
  • Static label is optional.
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.
  • Static label is optional.
Drop-Down Group
  • To keep your data consistent and standardized.
  • Can have up to 12 drop-down lists. All of them contain the same items.
  • Used for data entry only. The field will show up on a page as comma-delimited values.
  • Label is displayed inline, before the field value e.g. Departments: Marketing, IT, Bookkeeping
  • The label won’t show up if field has no data.
  • Static label is optional.
Email
  • Text link. Opens email client.
  • Social icon can be used instead of email field type.
Email with Static Text
  • Text link. Opens email client.
  • The same text will be used for all of the mailto hyperlinks.
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.
Horizontal Line
  • Horizontal line (divider) between field sections.
  • Easy to customize. Use build in (custom CSS) or your own custom styles.
Icon Font – Star Rating
  • To add a couple of icons as a way of indicating a status or rank..
  • Requires Font Awesome or some other icon font.
Icon Font with Links
  • You can easily add a couple of custom icons with hyperlinks.
  • This field type can contain up to six icons.
  • Requires Font Awesome or some other icon font.
Image with Caption
  • Not related to built-in staff member image.
  • You can add an image as one of the input fields.
  • Caption is optional.
Image Hyperlink with Caption
  • Not related to built-in staff member image.
  • You can add hyperlinked image as one of the input fields.
  • Caption is optional.
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.
  • 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.
  • Creates hyperlink click to call.
  • You can add custom classes to to match your site.
Phone with Static Label
  • Creates hyperlink click to call.
  • Example: Mobile: 098-765-4321
  • Static label is displayed in line, next to the phone number.
  • The same label will show up on all records.
  • The label won’t show up if field has no data.
  • You can add custom classes to to match your site.
Shortcode
  • Provides the simple way to execute a shortcode.
  • Shortcode output will render as a part of the staff list page content.
Single Line Text
  • Job title.
  • Department name.
  • Accepts most of HTML tags.
  • Phone number.
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.
Staff Categories
  • Displays comma delimited list of staff member categories.
  • You can exclude some of the categories from listing.
Static Label + Date
  • To keep your data consistent and standardized.
  • Saves data in ISO8601 format – YYYY-MM-DD.
  • Used for data entry only. The field will show up on the page as a text.
  • Static label is optional.
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.
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.
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