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At the moment I am doing something like the following from inside the main loop;

$custom_values = get_post_custom_values('tenderfields');
$custom_values = unserialize($custom_values[0]);
$custom_values = $custom_values[0];

Then accessing them with $custom_values['my-custom-value']

This works fine but feels a little clunky, it feels like something there is probably already an internal call for that I am just missing?

I have looked through the docs and couldn't find anything.

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up vote 3 down vote accepted

If you always need all of post meta at once this is the way to do it.

To access post meta for specific key use get_post_meta() that will retrieve value(s) and unserialize if needed.

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