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

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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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Show values of custom field created with ACF on a page

Im using ACF to create custom fields. One of them is a list of checkboxes that display some options (option1, option2, option3....). and what i need is to show these options on a page in a list like ...
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Importing data for advanced custom fields plugin?

I have a member section built using the http://www.advancedcustomfields.com plugin. There are 300 members that each have the following data: Company name Specialism (check boxes) Web address ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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wordpress plugin error handling

I am looking for a way to handle errors for a custom post type with its own custom fields. This is all part of a plugin I'm writing, however, after extensive research the only way I found is through ...
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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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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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Storing meta fields multiple times OR once with multi dimensional array?

I got some options that I expand using a repeater type field. The values I save for each field is already an array so in essence I'm saving a multi dimentional array per option. (See this weekly ...
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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 ...