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

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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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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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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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How to use custom fields in post title?

Certain posts of mine will have the custom field release_author in them - others don't. If that field exists, I want to display that in the header.php's title (not in the h1 of the post itself. ...
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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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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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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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Including custom fields in search?

I use custom fields for lots of my content on both Posts and Pages, so that half of the text will be in the main post body and the other half in a custom field. Unfortunately, when doing this only ...
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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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Add a Jquery Datepicker to custom field in post edit

I would like to add a custom field that is set by a jquery datepicker ui in the post edit panel. Im new to wordpress, so Im not sure how to go about adding something like this. I haven't had much luck ...
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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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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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Underscores in custom fields

While trying to perform a WP_Query using meta_query(), I had some trouble because the custom fields created by a plugin had _ in the beginning of its name. Although I noticed it was stored this way ...
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How to rename a custom field?

I have 3000 posts with that custom field name 'refer' and i need to change it to 'ref' for theme needs, instead of doing it manually i need a query or technique to change them all. Question 1 I am ...
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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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Meta query with string starting like pattern

I have a custom WP_Query with the following meta_query: $meta_query = array(); $meta_query['relation'] = 'AND'; if(!empty($postcode)) { $meta_query[] = array( 'key' => 'postcode', ...
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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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Is there a hook / action that is triggered when adding or removing a post thumbnail?

I'm trying to update a custom field after a post thumbnail (Featured Image) is either added or removed from a post. The aim of this is to keep track of whether a featured image has been added or ...
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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 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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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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Saving custom data for each user

I allow users to save some notes on my wordpress site. They can only do this after they login to the site. Now I want to save their notes in a database table and associate them with the user's id ...
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Correct Approach for Validating Custom Field Input

I have a custom post type with several custom fields. I am looking to do some validation on these fields because they will be used downstream by other services. So, it is important that it can't be ...
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Pre-filling custom fields on New Post

I'd like to have a number of custom fields automatically added and pre-filled (with a static default value) when a user opens the 'Add New Post' page in the admin panel to create a new post. The point ...
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Does wordpress have something like content-type?

I am working on Drupal CMS, and Drupal is really grate and hard, and now I am going to learn Wordpress. Drupal let users to create different content-type, and each content-type can be different type ...
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Set post title from two meta fields

In a custom post type I have post titles disabled, however in the list of posts and in the slug it just shows the title as "auto-draft". I want to automatically take two pieces of post-meta and make ...
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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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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 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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How do I add media to a custom post type?

I want to add some custom fields to allow a user to select items from the Media library for the custom post (in the add/edit view) Is there a way to do this?
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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 ...