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

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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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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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Add a checkbox to post screen that adds a class to the title

I'm needing some posts to have different title colors than others, and I figured this would be most conveniently accomplished by some sort of check box on the post creation/edit screen. How would I go ...
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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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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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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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Add new “Insert Into Post” button with another function

Problem: Add a hook that automatically adds a short tag to video attachments when inserted from the Media Library (video) tab: Update: This works under the 'Media Library' tab — and doesn't break ...
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Custom per-page sidebar widgets .. possible?

Let's say I'm doing a site about cars, and in the main content area of a Page (using a certain template), there are a few paragraphs about a particular car. In the sidebar, are several standard ...
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Add subtitle to Woocommerce product title

I'm using WooCommerce on a site built with Pagelines Framework. I need to have a subtitle/customisable field appear under the product name anywhere it appears in the site. As it is, WooCommerce ...
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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 option to Standard Page Attributes Meta Box

I'd like to add a simple checkbox option to the exsisting standard Page Attributes Meta Box. Is there an obvious/intended way to do that using the WordPress API, rather than registering a new ...
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Many to Many Relationship between Two Custom Post Types

How to I create a many-to-many relationship between two custom post types? Give type A and type B, I'd like to be able to show all B's that relate to a given A, and all A's that relate to a given B. ...
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How can I change the admin search posts fields?

I have a custom post type that includes many custom fields. I would like to add them as a search target to admin search. Currently the admin search searches only the content and the title, I would ...
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WP doesn't show Array Custom Fields?

I'm wondering why WordPress doesn't list PHP array() and any serialized data in Custom Fields in Admin Panel (for Pages, Posts etc.)? Only Custom Fields containing strings and numbers show up and can ...
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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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Adding Custom Fields for Img in Posts

I'm wondering how I'd be able to set a custom field within my Wordpress posts. I want to have a field available to add an image via the Post dashboard - that has a max width & max height set, I ...
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Problem with serialized arrays in custom meta

I've recently moved my fishkeeping "species profiles" over from a custom DB to a customised WordPress custom post type. I did this by creating a PHP file which accessed the former database, extracted ...
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How to do a custom bookmarks post type?

Let me first explain what I am wanting to do... I am wanting to add all my hundreds of website bookmarks that I have now in my browser, into wordpress for the following reasons. Can search my ...
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Meta keywords and descriptions plugin for manually editing meta for each page/post

Can anyone recommend a simple plugin that allows me to add/edit meta tags for keywords and description on each page of my wordpress site? Just something that adds the fields to the page editor would ...
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querying with custom meta field with meta_query

How do we get posts where the meta key does not exist in a post. I have created a meta_key video. and i want to be able to get some posts with WP_Query where custom field video does not exist or is ...
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Custom Taxonomy Template Post List with Sort Order

I have an interesting problem I am trying to solve. Here is my situations: I have create a custom post type for "events". For each event post I require custom fields to be entered for the event ...
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How do I make a custom field choose an image?

I need a way to create a custom field that will let me pick an image from the media gallery. How do I do that? The custom field should have a button that when clicked will take me to the media ...
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Fetch and show multiple custom fields via AJAX

I am trying to fetch custom field values from database and show them on page. I am able to do that for single custom field but not sure how to do that with multiple values at once. Here is my ...
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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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Auto sort the wp-admin post list by a meta key

I am using this following code in my functions file to hide and add some custom columns to my post-edit screen in wp-admin. I am now trying to get the post list to sort by a post meta field (last ...
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Custom fields PHP foreach loop

In my theme, I am using some PHP to display custom field content. It checks if the fields are empty before displaying the content, because the_meta was showing titles for empty fields. <div ...
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passing argument to get_template_part() or a better way to code

I have this include … event-list.php <?php /** * The loop that displays upcoming events */ ?> <ul class="event-items"> <?php $yesterday = time() - 24*60*60; $args = array( ...
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Retrieving custom fields with $wpdb->get_results

I'm trying to use $wpdb->get_results to retrieve an array of all posts including custom fields. I can retrieve the meta_key and meta_value columns like this: [meta_key] => state [meta_value] ...
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How do I order by multiple custom fields using wp_query?

I have a rating system where the user can enter a custom field of either "Stars" or "Hearts", but whichever one they choose they have to enter a value of 1 thru 5. Using wp_query, I can successfully ...
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Archive sorting functions by custom fields (front-end)

I want to give the users the ability to sort the posts in the archive by some custom fields that I pre-define. The end result would be en a tabbed container, and the user will click on the relevant ...
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Is it possible to define the data type of a Custom Field?

I am adding a new "Custom Post Type" named "Seminar". I am defining three custom fields Location StartTime EndTime StartTime and EndTime are going to store dates (surprise, surprise). I am ...
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Order by meta_value_num DESC and meta_value ASC on WP 4.0

I have created a custom post type that I want to order by custom-field-1, which is boolean so its value is either 1 or 0, in DESC order (1 to 0) custom-field-2, which contains text and is supposed ...
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How to use multiple query with same meta key

I use these codes to print custom field query. My custom field key is out_wiki <?php if( get_post_meta($post->ID, "out_wiki", true) ): ?> <div class="outlink"> ...
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Formatting custom meta box date from YYYY/MM/DD to a more readable alternative

QUESTION This is following a previous question that was graciously answered by Milo earlier here - How to sort CPT by custom meta value (date), and return posts month by month In short, I'm having ...
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How can I save repeatable fields with one value inside an array?

Introduce I am currently working on a slider plugin to learn a lot of PHP and WordPress. I have create some repeatable field with javascript. Some functional details: When the user is clicking on ...
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Search ONLY by meta key / meta values

I'm almost there on this one. On functions.php i have this: function base_home_product_post_type( $query ) { if($query->is_search() && $_POST['box'] == 'sku') { ...
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How to set a default meta value for custom field

I have setup a custom meta_key for attachments. Since it is a radio button with Yes/No options, and the default value is always Yes, I need that this default value is saved into the db when the ...
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Trying to perform complex custom field query with order by set to field value

I've got two custom fields for event posts: event-start and event-end. When I'm querying for current events, I'd like to show any post where the event-start OR the event-end is greater than or equal ...
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Custom metabox for menu administration page?

I've been googleing around but failed to find a solution for my need. I'm using wordpress 3.0 and TwentyEleven theme as default pack. In the Dashboard -> appearance->menus that allow user can ...
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How to add new custom page or post blocks?

I would like to add custom contents to post, such as price, options and some others, I dont like to use the custom fields, because always i have to select from a drop down menu, I want these options ...
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Search everything (posts, pages, tags, cpt, meta)

I would like to know how to use the built in wordpress search to return results from all content on my site. Specifically, I want to search; posts pages tags custom post type (portfolio) custom ...
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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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Custom field values deleted when trashing custom post type

I've created a custom post type with 2 custom fields attached to it... When I create a post of this type and fill in the custom fields, the data is, in fact, saved to the db... However, if I trash one ...
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How I check if the same post slug has not been used before publishing?

For an indie rock agenda I created event posts. With the help of javascript, the custom fields values (bands, places and date info picked in select boxes) are copied as the post title when publishing ...
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Custom fields are not restored to previous revisions

I have built several Wordpress websites and noticed that custom fields are not restored to previous revisions. This might cause a problem when using custom fields to store content. Anybody knows how ...
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importing data from non-wordpress mysql db

I have created an import file to get the articles from a non-wordpress db and bring them in as posts in wordpress, I am not sure how to bring over the thumbnail image into my custom field I defined as ...
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Custom Fields and performance

My question : how many custom fields or even taxonomies WordPress can handle without affecting performance? The reason I ask, is because I started building a custom theme and I might need to have ...
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Custom post type or just use custom fields

I am turning a restaurants website into a wordpress website to allow for the customer to take over content changes. The restaurant has a menu that has categories like Baskets with different types. For ...