I am new to theme development. I am trying to create a custom metabox that has the ability to upload a image. I am doing this on a page not a post. I want to output the images (multiple) onto the page in a unordered list. I have attempted to use WP alchemy, and I can only get as far as getting the metabox to show up but I have no idea on how to output the imgurl to the page. Is there a better way to upload multiple images to a page which is easy for a client and doesn't add images to the content editor (I just think it isn't user friendly) and then output them to a page in a unordered list. Some advice please.
some good reads: http://austinpassy.com/snippets/wordpress/creating-custom-metaboxes-and-the-built-in-uploader/ http://www.krishnakantsharma.com/2012/01/image-uploads-on-wordpress-admin-screens-using-jquery-and-new-plupload/
as far as alternatives: you might want to try the the Metabox class by Rilwis.
or advanced custom fields http://www.advancedcustomfields.com/
both are much less DIY than alchemy. pretty sure the one my Rilwis even has the plupload drag and drop uploading and a simple way to turn on repeating fields.
I code a plugin today allowing this feature. It is very simple to use : Install the plugin and activate it. You can now link multiple images to your posts by the way of metabox. Pictures can be reordre in drag & drop.
Number of picts and targeted post types can be overited by hooks.