I have been building websites with WordPress for a couple years now, and have become very reliant on the Simple Fields Plugin. Essentially this plugin lets me attach extra fields to the bottom of my "edit" pages; for example: repeatable image upload fields, extra text fields, etc...
This plugin is currently out-of-date and does not work properly with WP 3.3. I have seen a few other similar plugins - but many aren't free - or don't offer the 'repeatable' aspect I seem to need so often.
My real question is how do the big-boys in the field approach this kind of thing. Would you use a plugin, or is this something I should do custom on a per-site basis (like creating custom post-types). Or should I be taking a different approach to the back-end altogether.
For example, if I were building a footer 'page' and I wanted the edit page to:
- have a section to upload different images and associate them with links.
- have fields for phone number, fax, address, etc...
- have another 'repeatable' field of links
- other repeatable text fields
Sorry for being long-winded, and thank you!
edit : just checked out Magic Fields - I love it except that it doesn't allow you to choose apply the fields to a specific post-ID - just a specific post type.