Adding Custom fields / shortcodes / modules frameworks
I’d love to know as a developer, how best to integrate a plugin like Pods Framework (http://pods.io/)
We could go about it through some shortcode handler, a custom module + UI, or just integration in general if you have hooks for custom fields support.
What is your plan in Layers for this?
Possible Answers to Your Question:
I don’t have personal experience with Pods, but in checking out the documentation, it looks like it is just a GUI kit for adding custom posts types and fields, similar to what Advanced Custom Fields does, correct? There is no limitation in Layers for using this plugin, but to display the fields, you need to build a child theme around the Pods integration.
We have several hooks for inserting their field tags, shortcodes or other code snippets at various places, or you can build custom templates for your child theme. Please see the following for themeing tips and our hook reference.
We do not have any plans to integrate 3rd Party kits like this into Layers. The plugin authors may choose to add Layers support or integration documentation for Layers similar to their Genesis guides if they wish.