Using Advanced Custom Fields: Paypal and WYSIWYG

Advanced Custom Fields is a plugin that can be used for WordPress development

Advanced Custom Fields also has Paypal and WYSIWYG custom fields that you can add to your posts or pages. Let’s install them add them to our posts! Today, we will be installing and using two addons: a custom field for Paypal, and another that is a WYSIWYG field.

Step 1: Install and Activate

The first step, as always is to install and activate the plugin. You can download the addons from this site.

Paypal Field

Step 2: Creating a Field Group

Head to the Custom Field Main Screen by clicking on the Custom Fields menu bar:

You should see this menu after activating the plugin


Click on ‘Add New’:

You will see this screen after clicking the 'Advanced Custom Fields' menu item.


After clicking the Add Field Button, and selecting ‘Paypal Item’ as your field type, you should be able to see this screen:

The general interface for the Paypal addon

Let’s take a closer look at the last four options:

The various properties that you can change for the Paypal addon

In Your Editor

In your Post Editor, you can now insert the following data into your post:

You will now have these options available to you in the post editor

Enter the Code

Enter the following code into your single.php or page.php file.

<?php the_field('paypal'); ?>

The field now appears in your post

WordPress WYSIWYG Editor

The WordPress WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) adds a visual editor to your WordPress Post. WordPress WYSIWYG is a plugin all in itself. You will need to follow the same process as shown above. This time, you might need to create a new field group and then use the following code to display the WYSIWYG Editor in your post.

<?php the_field('wysiwyg'); ?>

That’s all there is to it.