I'm using the advanced custom field plugin to convert WP into a CMS (it's works brilliantly for this). There's just one issue - with an image field it's not quite a smooth process as images need to be selected twice, this causes user confusion.

Rather than me up all the images again - please see here for step by step process of the problem.

I'm not sure if this is a WP problem or a problem with the plugin.

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    Why do you keep saying "convert WP into a CMS"? WordPress already is a CMS out of the box. Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 13:24
  • It's not really, someone couldn't just pick it up and use it like a full cms! Why are you getting so hung up on the wording!
    – Rob
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 13:41
  • Pet peeve, mostly - but also, accuracy. Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 13:58
  • adding CMS in all your question titles is pointless and doesn't really add to understanding or solving your problems, on the contrary it adds confusion. CMS = content management system. I manage content with WP, hence it is a CMS.
    – Milo
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 15:56

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This has now been solved.

It was a case of fixing the http error I was getting with the flash uploader. It then gives you the select button rather than the insert into post.


This is a very Plugin-specific question, for which you're already getting support responses from the Plugin's developer. I'm not sure anyone here would know the Plugin any better than would the developer.

That said: if I'm reading the developer's support responses correctly, I think he's saying that you need to upload the image via the media manager, and save changes, rather than insert into post. Then, you can select the image from the Library tab, once it's been uploaded and saved.

What are the "image" custom fields being used for? Additional "Featured" images, or something?

  • Firstly, I'm not sure if it's a WP problem or a plugin problem, hence the question. Via the media manager is one way but seeing how it's being used by the clients, it's not ideal.
    – Rob
    Commented Jun 14, 2011 at 13:43

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