WordPress Development Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for WordPress developers and administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

What I need to do is have a meta box that you can select an Image (via the built in media uploader), and then add a caption to it using a text box with the TinyMCE bar - and once this is done, another one can then be added below if needed.

I found a similar question, with an answer, here: Create more Meta Boxes as needed but I am not sure how to adapt it to my needs.

I know this kind of functionality is possible with Advanced Custom Fields, but I would prefer to be able to learn to build this functionality myself.

I hope this makes sense!

share|improve this question
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I've accomplished this using the WPAlchemy library.

Might not meet completely your "do it myself" requirement, but the functionality is there and you can tweak it to accomplish a lot without having to code everything from scratch.

share|improve this answer
thanks for the suggestion! :) does exactly what I want, and still has a bit of coding to do so I don't feel too lazy (as apposed to just installing any old Custom Field plugin) – Kris Nielsen Nov 24 '11 at 8:51

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.