just started working with Wordpress,and also complete noob about eveything web-related.
I'm trying to create a custom article/post type page coming from a free theme, so i'd like a custom article type with it's own custom attributes and a template for showing it in a particular way. I don't know what is the easiest way to do that. What I aim for is an easy interface for an editor to choose the custom category for the post, fill some fields and publish it, and let the system show it the right way.
I tried with the free plugin Toolset, which let me create a custom page/article type with its own attributes, which correctly shows in the editor when editing articles, but do not let me format it and show it in the page, not without buying the complete version I guess. So now I've got a custom page type but I don't know how to "write" something that tells the site to show that particular type of article in that particular way.
Is there any easy way? As now i'm not familiar with html/css/php (but willful to learn the basics if needed) in any way, and so i was trying to use some easy interface to do that, I tried another plugin, Elementor, but it's oriented to single pages and i'm unable to replicate the layout automatically for a specific type of article, neither to retrieve data from the article dinamically. Note that I do not need extensive customization features, just a simple layout showing an image (setted when editing), and some text fields filled in article creation.