Custom Fields are fields that can holds arbitrary extra information known as meta-data.

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Pass all custom fields through the same filter on post load?

Is there a way to filter all custom fields on a post? Lets assume for very basic simplicity I have: standard fields of: title post body custom fields: author ISBN quote Lets assume on page ...
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Using meta query ('meta_query') with a search query ('s')

Trying to build a search that not only searches the defaults (title, content etc) but also a specific custom field. My current query: $args = array( 'post_type' => 'post', 's' => $query, ...
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Need small coding with Custom Fields Search

WP Custom Fields Search is a great plugin but I've a problem regarding the plugin returning results using the homepage. When I click the submit button, results are shown on the homepage instead of ...
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Change behavior of “Insert into Post” based on attachment metadata

For a custom plugin I'm working on, I have added a checkbox element to the attachments editor in a manner like the answer provided here: How to add a checkbox element to attachments editor with ...
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Add custom fields within meta box class “on the fly”

I'm one of the contributors for the Meta Box Class here on Github (link) and before I get too deep, I wanted to ask if anyone knew of a straight forward way to allow users to add additional fields "on ...
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Custom Post Types: How-to get rid of editor (-meta box)

I'm questioning how i can get rid of the post-editor (visual + html). I tried to not register post type support, and it still appears (de-registering works fine with every other default meta box on ...
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How to Add Custom Fields to a Custom Post Type?

Ok, so I have registered a few custom post types and a few taxonomies. Now, for the life of me, I cannot figure out the code I need to add a Custom Field to my Custom Post Type. I need a drop down ...
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add meta box - custom field : which to choose?

i've just find out about the custom field, which makes it possible to add something near a post, but what is the difference between "add_meta_box" and "custom field"? Custom field is inside the ...
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Sort posts by custom field numeric value using dropdown

I've read umpteen answers and questions about things that are very similar to this but I just can't get it to work for my specific situation. I have some posts with a category of "property". In ...
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clients list using wordpress

I am using wordpress for my new website and i have list of clients(name and their logos). I am confused how to make those editable using wordpress? Html as follows... <ul> <li><img ...
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Adding Custom Field to Taxonomy Input :Panel

I am looking to achieve something which I figured would be fairly simple to accomplish but it seems there are no real examples available to achieve my needs. Essentially I have a custom post type of ...
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What is the index [0] for on post meta fields?

Trying to improve my PHP knowledge through test and try! I am confused on [0] arguments at following WordPress PHP code global $post; $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID); $price = ...
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Most efficient way to add javascript file to specific post and/or pages?

I am wondering what the most efficient method is to add a javascript file specifically for a post and/or page. Here are a few solutions I came up with: Switch to HTML editing view and post your ...
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Sorting a query by custom field date

EDIT: Reworded the question for more clarity I'm trying to sort by custom meta box data, which I am converting to a date using the strtotime function, but I'm having some difficulty. My chief ...
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Filter by one custom field, order by another?

I have a custom post type "Listing" and I want to get all Listings that have a custom field gateway_value != 'Yes', and order the results by another custom field, location_level1_value. I can get the ...
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Filter WP_Query for posts having a certain meta-value

How to filter WP_Query for posts having a certain meta-value, without using a Custom Select Query? I have a custom posttype with meta-key: "open", and meta-value options: "yes" or "no". I would like ...
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I want to have my custom field use HTML, how do I do that?

I want to have my custom field use HTML, how do I do that in such a way that I can use a rich text editor to view the content?
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Can I exclude a post by meta key using pre_get_posts function?

I see many people prefer to use pre_get_posts hook instead of query_posts. The code below works and shows all posts which have meta key "featured" function featured_posts( $query ) { if ( ...
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How to validate custom fields in custom post type?

I wrote a plugin that creates a custom post type with custom fields. To prevent users from entering incorrect information, how can I validate the data? I assumed that the save_post hook function ...
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Search multiple custom fields by using meta_query

I'm trying to create a search results listing for a custom post type and the problem I'm running in to is with the way the 'meta_query' parameter is stringing the passed values together. It appears ...
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Where are custom field values stored in the database

I am using the advanced custom fields plugin for posts. I would like to know where custom fields are stored. I checked the wp_posts table. However, I could not find the posts with custom fields. I ...
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Add custom taxonomy fields when creating a new taxonomy

I've been able to leverage this super tutorial by @Bainternet in order to add custom fields for taxonomies. I've tweaked the markup, and added a separate callback to add fields to the "Add New ...
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compare meta_query in get_posts arguments

I like to exclude certain posts with a custom field. So if my_custom_field_ignore isset AND 1 ignore this post. If it's not set include it. This is what I have $args = array( 'post_type' ...
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Adding another state (spam, reject, approve) to wordpress comments?

i know this might sound a bit weird, but what I'm trying to do is rather simple in mind but may be technically difficult. I'm running small contests on my wordpress site where I ask users to leave a ...
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Move from old custom field to new post_thumbnails

I've just taken over a busy WordPress site that's got ~800 posts so far. The site's been around long enough that it was started up before post_thumbnails was available. They worked around that ...
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Make Custom Field Into A Link On The Front End?

I have set some custom field 'artist' and 'song-name' displaying like: Artist: <user input> Song Name: <user input> My question, how do you make the on artist and song name into a ...
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How to order adjacent posts (prev / next) by custom field value?

I am using the More Fields and More Types plugins to create a custom post type called product. This custom type is based on the Post type. One of the fields is named lot which is an integer ...
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Meta Query with AND & OR?

I'm trying to do some filtering for some posts in WP_Query, but I can't seem to get the right condition. Basically what I wanna do, is get posts that have the custom field event_data (sorted by this ...
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How to filter custom posts by tags and custom fields?

I'm planning a site for a client who wants users to be able to filter upcoming events by the following criteria: Type i.e. Comedy, Theatre, Music etc. Date Daily or Weekend Duration Daily or Half ...
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Using Custom Fields in Custom Post Type URL

I'm developing a car site that has showrooms. Each showroom needs it's own custom URL based on it's location. The location (City and County/State) is already inserted as two custom fields. So for ...
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update_user_meta: How many is too many?

I am working on a community portal that may in future cater to extremely large user base. All users have about 50 settings that needs to be stored to the user meta. These settings would be frequently ...
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Show links to archive pages based on custom field values

I have a recruitment website on which I want to display a list of Job Location links. The job location has already been entered into a custom field for each post so I just want to display a list of ...
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Query custom post type by custom field

General Info I used the plugin WP Types (wp-types.com) to create a custom post type called "artist". In WP Types you can also set another post type as parent post type. This is not possible by ...
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What is the advantage of the wp_options design pattern?

As we all know, a design pattern that is used frequently in Wordpress' DB code is the idea of persisting data for a particular object (blog/post/comment), indexed with a particular name or key. We ...
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Hide custom post type field from author?

For a business association website, I've built a membership database using a custom post type. Businesses sign up with an online form, which creates a custom post for that business, and when the ...
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Using get_post_meta with new_to_publish

I'm trying to read the custom fields set by the user when publishing a new post: function doSomething($post) { $meta = get_post_meta($post->ID); error_log("post meta: ".print_r($meta, ...
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Creating Photo Gallery System with Custom Post Type

I'm creating a movie blog using WordPress. I have Movie and Trailer custom post types and I want to add a Photo feature for this and I want to add a relationship between this photos and Movie CPT. ...
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With WordPress Importer, why can't I import post meta containing a multi-dimensional array, in which value(s) of that array contain line breaks?

The Question With WordPress Importer, why can't I import post meta containing a multi-dimensional array, in which value(s) of that array contain line breaks? Is there a workaround that I can do to ...
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explode array within shortcode

This functions at the moment but it only returns the first value from the array. I've been struggling to echo, print, explode, or whatever the multiple custom field values that share the same key ...
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Unable to get Preview of Uploaded image within a Custom Meta box

I first followed the steps in this tutorial. Added the Image Uploader, tried it out but I realized it's an older version of the WP Uploader... So I then found this post, and now my uploader is ...
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Update all posts automatically when using post_meta

I recently created a new site using wordpress but I'm a rookie - everything I know is trial and error with no formal training. So please, please, please keep your answers as simple as possible. Thanks ...
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How to filter custom post type archive by meta value

I have a problem where I'm trying to build a calendar plugin for a client. I'm having trouble getting a date based archive for the custom post type I'm using. I'm not too well versed in how the ...
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Allow user to create instances of custom field

I have a custom field for a links page which takes a name and an URL and saves it in the post meta. However, I want the user to be able to click "Add new link" and a new custom box appears so they can ...
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Using media-upload.php to upload mp3 via custom fields

I'm trying to use the Thickbox file upload dialogue with a custom field to allow the user to upload an mp3. What I want to do is to grab the URL of the uploaded mp3 and save it as postmeta (saving the ...
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Prevent reload confirmation after AJAX save

I am saving information in the admin panel via ajax. The problem I'm running in to is the "Are you sure you want to navigate away from this page" popup appear, even though everything has been saved. ...
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SELECT max(meta_value) FROM wp_postmeta WHERE meta_key='price'… stops working when value is over 999

Overview: I am not trying to return a post. I simply want the single highest value for a particular meta_value across all posts... just the value itself. Details: I have added a custom meta_key ...
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Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
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Do_Shortcode not working for Embed

I'm trying to use Custom Field types to embed Youtube videos in a more organized fashion and using the Do_Shortcode() would seem to work perfectly, however this: <?php echo ...
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Convert jQuery Datepicker Format to SQL Date Format

I set the jQuery Datepicker format to D d.m. displayed as Th 3.3. for a custom meta field that I want to use to sort posts. In SQL, the custom meta field is saved as D d.m. I would like to display ...
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Custom post meta field effect on the performance on the post

I have the posts which have many custom defined meta fields. On posts I am calling them on requirement using get_post_meta. Means for 10 meta fields I am using it 10 times. Am I doing it right? ...