When developing WordPress sites, you need to know the standard fields that make up posts and pages. These fields are post information you display on the front-end using templates, lists of posts, and custom archive pages.
Here is a post editor with some standard WordPress fields highlighted.
The following table explains the rest of the standard WordPress fields.
|Name of the field||What it will display|
|Post title with a link||The title of a post or page, which also links to that post or a page.|
|Post URL||Only a URL to a post or a page (without a link anchor).|
|Post excerpt||Optional summary of post content.|
|Post author||Who published the post in the WordPress admin.|
|Post featured image||If a post has a featured image set, this will display it.|
|Post ID||A unique ID number that identifies a post.|
|Post slug||A post’s unique slug – part of the post’s URL based on its name, i.e. a page called “My Sample Page” has a slug “my-sample-page”.|
|Post type||Post type(s) that a post belongs to.|
|Post format||Selected post format of a post. It can be used to display different type of posts differently.|
|Post status||Whether the post is published, a draft, private, scheduled to be published in the future, etc.|
|Post comments numbers||Number of comments posted under the given post.|
|Post edit link||Link to edit the given post using WordPress admin. Displayed only for users with high enough privileges.|
|Post menu order||A numeric value of the “Order” field of the post or a page. This field can be used for hierarchical post types, like the standard WordPress Pages, for example.|
|Post field||A value of any custom field you specify.|
|Post field iterator||This will iterate (loop) through all custom fields you select and output their values.|
|Post previous link||Link to the post published before the currently displayed one.|
|Post next link||Link to the post published after the currently displayed one.|