Custom Fields Add-on


This add-on provides a number of new shortcodes allowing you to include data from custom fields for posts, pages, and custom post types, as well as custom fields in a user’s profile in both the subject and message body of your notifications. It also allows you to set one or multiple custom fields that will ‘trigger’ the notification. It works great with ACF’s front-end forms (acf_form) too.

Supported Custom Field Plugins

The custom field plugins that are supported for posts, pages, or custom post types are:

User Profile Custom Fields

You can also include data from custom fields in a user’s profile (user meta data), providing that it’s created using WordPress’s standard user_meta_fields, either via ACF, WordPress, custom code, or another plugin. These can be used in any notification that allows you to use the user shortcodes that BNFW provides.

The custom field types that you can currently use in your post, page, and custom post type notifications are:

  • Text
  • Textarea
  • Number
  • Email
  • Password
  • WYSIWYG Editor
  • Image
  • File
  • Select
  • Checkbox
  • Radio Button
  • True / False
  • Taxonomy
  • Page Link
  • Color Picker
  • oEmbed


  • A custom fields group in Advanced Custom Fields

    A custom fields group in Advanced Custom Fields

  • A custom field notification. The number or checkbox custom fields will trigger the notification.

    A custom field notification. The 'number' or 'checkbox' custom fields will trigger the notification.


You’d like to update Editors when a custom textarea field called ‘Post Notes’ is updated, and you’d like to include the contents of that custom field along with the post title, content, and any information stored in other custom fields in that post in a notification. With this add-on, that’s easy.

Please Note: Currently, data is retrieved and displayed in the form that it is stored in the database. E.g. Dates are displayed in YYYYMMDD format, files are outputted as IDs and not full URLs, etc.


For more information, I recommend that you look through the full documentation to ensure that this add-on will meet your requirements, prior to purchasing.


Still have a question? Ask me a pre-sales question here and i’ll gladly help.


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  • Flawless

    I had been using the free version of BNFW for years, and decided I needed to step up my game. If you use custom fields, you need this add-on. It does its job flawlessly and is well documented (the list of shortcodes is very handy). I'm a happy customer.

  • Essential add-on!

    This add-on works as promised and is an absolute must for sites that utilize custom fields. I work with Toolset Types to customize my clients’ websites and needed to ensure that custom field data for pages, posts and custom post types could be incorporated into email notifications. The plugin and all of its add-ons are well documented and plugin support is excellent!

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    v.1.1.7 - 25th May 2018
    Added: Support for comma-separated lists of email addresses when used in conjunction with the Send to Any Email add-on.

    v.1.1.6 - 1st March 2018
    Added: Support for the new global shortcodes.

    v.1.1.5 - 31st January 2018
    New: Shortcodes are now stripped from custom fields so as to not cause rendering issues within notifications.
    Added: Inline help tips are now available for this add-ons notification fields.

    v.1.1.4 - 10th April 2017
    Fixed: An issue where Custom Field Updated notifications weren't sending out when used in conjunction with BNFW v1.6.3.

    v1.1.3 - 13th March 2017
    Added: Support for Send to Any Email add-on.
    Fixed: Author shortcodes weren't outputting in custom field update notifications.
    Fixed: An issue with the custom field select2 field.

    v1.1.2 - 17th February 2017
    New: Translation file now provided.
    Fixed: A fatal error when used in conjunction with 1.6 of BNFW.

    v1.1.1 - 13th September 2016
    Compatibility with BNFW Conditional Notifications add-on.

    v1.1 - 3rd June 2016
    You can now include custom fields from user profiles in any notification that supports user shortcodes by using the new shortcode [user_custom_field field="X"].

    v1.0 - 12th January 2016
    Initial Release