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Best Option - Single Post Template or GF Content Template?

  1. I'm currently working on http://www.maldivestravel.co.za and I'm using GF to upload Resort Info an also Travel Packages.

    The question is:

    What would be the best way to display my conten:
    1. Using the GF Content Template within the form
    2. Creating a WP Single Post Template (like single.php) file and just extracting data from custom fields placed in the post by GF

    I've tried Option 1 but it seems to give me some problems with things like Images, AdSense script, div tags and also the other problem would be if it comes to page layout changes in the future. I would have to go back to all the posts and manually change the layout of each most.

    But if I use SPT in WP then I would just need to change the .php file (single.php) and thats it

    Any suggestions on this?

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday May 17, 2011 | Permalink
  2. If you are comfortable working with themes and creating a custom theme template that displays custom field data... I would go with #2. It keeps all the data separate and gives you full control and you can do conditional statements, etc.

    We implemented the Content Template feature primarily for users who aren't comfortable working with themes and templates. For complex layouts, etc. I would definitely go with customizing the theme template itself.

    Posted 9 years ago on Tuesday May 17, 2011 | Permalink