Docs: Compare Content Types
With Pods 2.0, you can choose from a variety of content types to create and extend in WordPress. It’s important to know what your choices are, and to make the best decision based on your needs.
Pods lets you create new Post Types and Taxonomies, or extend any existing content type in WordPress including Post Types, Taxonomies, Media, Users, and Comments. Pods may not support every feature WP builds in by default, but that doesn’t stop you from baking it in based on your needs. With Advanced Pods, you get a base content type and add the fields and features you want without the features you don’t need.
Even if you aren’t going to use Pods, this comparison is worth a look as it may be the first full comparison between the them all.
Compare Content Types (as of WordPress 3.4.x)
Advanced Content Types
|Featured Image||There are image sizes for media, not a separate featured image||Post Types|
|Relationships||Posts, Media, and Terms||Terms (parent / child) and Posts (related on the Post's side||Posts (and Terms but requires code to enable)||Posts (related on the post side)||Posts||Any item from any content type||Any item from any content type|
|Status Workflow||Post Types and Comments|
|Trash||Post Types and Comments|
|Archives||Post Types, Taxonomies, and Users|
|Top Level Admin Menu||Taxonomies only show up in the associated Post Type's menu|
|Add to Navigation Menus||Post Types and Taxonomies|
|Ability to create a separate Custom Admin UI|
|Example Scenarios||Houses, Bake Sales, Events||Colors, Ingredients, Regions||Galleries||Authors, Profiles, Lawyers||Reviews, Ratings||Advanced Pods are like a blank slate, you add to them what you want them to do|