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

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Display custom post type and custom fields within a Bootstrap Carousel

I am using the "Types" wordpress plugin for the first time. I created a custom post type, as well as some custom fields. How do I dynamically call all the custom posts into a Bootstrap carousel, ...
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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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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? ...
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Attaching Metadata to a Taxonomy Item

I have a taxonomy of menus i.e. Coffee, Tea, Sandwiches, Cakes etc. I want to add more information 'about' the taxonomy such as an image that represents it alongside the other pieces of taxonomy ...
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How can I add extra attribute in the 'Page Attribute' section in wp-admin for pages?

I would like to add a select list in the Page Attribute box you see on the right side in the administration interface for pages. Does anyone know if that is possible? Or at least add a custom box ...
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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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The “_encloseme” Meta-Key Conundrum

While working with metaboxes / custom fields I've seemed to indirectly create many of these _encloseme meta_keys all over my wp_postmeta. Seen here: So far no problems have arisen from this and ...
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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 wp_query return posts meta in a single request?

I would like to create a wp_query that would return posts meta inside the posts array. $args = array ( 'post_type' => 'page', 'meta_key' => 'someMetaKeyName', ); // The Query $query = ...
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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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How can I make wp-pagenavi work on a custom query built upon a form submission? [closed]

I've also posted this on the wordpress support forums, for scribu's wp-pagenavi plugin: http://wordpress.org/support/topic/plugin-wp-pagenavi-custom-query-form-submit-part-2?replies=1 My situation: ...
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Filter post listing by meta value which is a date

This question is almost what Im trying to achieve. Create a filter for posts based on a custom field. My custom field is a date and I would like to create a date filter (monthly) based on this custom ...
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Automatically set post title to same value as a meta box

I've removed "Title" from a custom post type that I created. Which makes it that all new posts gets the name "Auto Draft". To get around this I want to be able to fetch a value/post name from a meta ...
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Custom Post Type - Taxonomy Dropdown Menu?

I have created a custom post type and added various meta boxes/fields to this custom post type. All is working excellent except for one element... Instead of utilizing the default interface for ...
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So much data in postmeta

Last year started using custom fields and in one year I have 230,540 rows in wp_postmeta table. This year will add more data and new fields and I don't know what to do, to create new table or continue ...
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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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Custom search: by post data and post metadata?

I'm struggling with a WordPress search function. Maybe it will just help if someone can explain to me how the built in WordPress function works. But here's what I want: Two search fields, by name ...
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Having different sidebar content for MANY pages?

I am continuing on from a topic I already posted but with a different angle. Please bare with me as I try to provide as much information as possible. I am looking to add a simple text area called ...
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Tabindex on text input immediately after WordPress title input

The following code adds a text input for a subtitle to the space directly below the title input, via the edit_form_after_title hook. However, when editing the title, pressing tab moves the cursor to ...
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Sortable Custom Columns in User Panel (users.php)?

I'm using Register Plus Redux plugin to augment a registration form with custom metadata fields. These fields display at the bottom of each user record detail page and they can be retrieved with ...
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What should I use - Taxonomies, custom fields, Post Type?

I've setup a traveling/photography blog. I want to have different post types: Traveling, Hotel Reviews, etc. For the traveling post, I want to add unique data like: City, Weather (for the current time ...
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Put the media uploader in a metabox

I find it very unnecessary to have an "add image" button that brings me to yet another screen that will let me upload content to my post. Ideally I would like to have a meta box with the option to ...
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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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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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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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Using TinyMce with textareas in meta boxes on custom post types

I am trying to use the http://www.tinymce.com/ plugin to add a tinymce to my textareas in my meta boxes I have created. I've googled other ways and either I cant get it to work or didnt grasp the ...
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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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When using add_post_meta and update_post_meta, is there any way to give the individual arrays keys?

When adding arrays to post meta, using add_post_meta, new sub-arrays are added. I was wondering if there was a way to have those sub-arrays named. so instead of ending up with array([0](2,3), ...
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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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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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Truncating custom fields

I'm using custom fields to pull a secondary description. I'd like to use the built in WordPress truncate but can't seem to figure it out. $desc = get_post_meta($post->ID, "youtube-desc", true); ...
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Apply the_content filter to a custom field with multiple values

I have a custom meta box set up that allows users to paste the Youtube URL of a video so that it can be embedded into a post/page. The meta box can be repeated so that a user can add as few or as ...
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Add custom fields when specific templates are selected

I'm trying to make change to a site where with the current infrastructure isn't great as due to how it's been built over the previous site rather then fresh. I have a section of the site which needs ...
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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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How do I paginate search results for custom post types?

I have a Custom Post Type called "cars" that stores several custom fields along with the standard Title/Description fields. I need users to be able to search through the CPT based on the custom fields ...
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Wordpress 4.4+ : How to revision CPT + metadata

In WordPress 4.4+, how do you enable revisions for Custom Post Types along with their metadata? How can you get this information to appear in the diff view? I've attempted to implement what was ...
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Order get_terms() By Custom Field

I want to order my categories like I order my pages. I've added an extra field called Order to my taxonomy, but how do I order my terms by this value? Adding and Saving my Order Value: /** Add New ...
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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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Adding meta values to permalink

I have publications and I want to simply add year and month to the permalink. Currently the year and month of publication is added to the post as a meta value. I've set up publications as a custom ...
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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 remove Profile Picture section or the message “You can change your profile picture on Gravatar.”

How to remove profile picture section from WordPress admin panel or the link "You can change your profile picture on Gravatar." add_action('admin_footer-profile.php', 'remove_profile_fields'); ...
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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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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 ...