Drupal CCK custom fields not appearing in template

Thought I’d share this insight since I always forget it myself…

If you’ve properly installed the CCK module within Drupal and then went ahead to create your custom content type only to find your custom fields not appearing in your new content type template, there may be a simple solution.

Make sure that after you have created your new content type (ie. Administer -> Content Management -> Content Types -> Add content type), that your Drupal account has the permissions to actually use your new content type! (ie. Administer -> User management -> Permissions). Specifically, ensure your new field type, within the permissions page, has a check mark under your account type for ‘edit’ functionality.