Now that you have been using WordPress for a couple of years to publish all those great blog posts you would like to customize it to make it more user-friendly and appealing. You don’t have to use the default WordPress settings to organize and publish content on your blog. Using custom fields you can skip using the third-party WordPress plug-ins to customize your WordPress blog. For instance, using custom fields you can create your own sticky posts, feature boasts and posts that are automatically unpublished on a certain date. You can also decide whether you want to publish entire blog posts or just the excerpts on your front page along with thumbnails. This blog post tells you how to use custom WordPress fields hacks to customize your blog.