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I've created a custom meta box to handle certain custom post meta fields and I don't want the clutter of having these custom fields duplicated down in the "Custom Fields" area.

How can I remove specific custom post meta from the "Custom Fields" fieldset?

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To hide a custom field from the "Custom Fields" section, prefix it with an underscore. So add_post_meta($id, 'name', 'value'); becomes add_post_meta($id, '_name', 'value');.

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