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

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Creating a custom form with a repeatable row and conditional showing of fields

Would love some guidance. We tried Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) and hit a snag. Basically in a custom post type, we want to create a repeatable set of items. When an end user adds a repeatable item, ...
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Displaying no post message in rather complex query that shows only future events

I'm trying to do something rather simple, which is display a message if there are currently no posts available. However, the environment I want to do it in is rather complex, as I'm using the Types ...
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How can I query on the year part of a complete date in a custom field?

My posts have a custom field named production_date and formatted YYYYMMDD. How can I form a meta_query to select only the YYYY part? $meta_query_args = array( array( 'key' => ...
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Custom Fields “Load value based on the post's terms and update the post's terms on save” Setting

What does this setting do? Filtering my CPT Archive only works when I have this enabled, so it must be a good thing. However, I am not the person who made this WP site, so I do not know why this ...
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Variable Products as custom post types

I'm building a site for ordering food online. It's not a shop (visitors will not be able to pay online, just to order for delivery). My initial idea was to define all the food and drink items as ...
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MetaBox autocomplete field with another custom post type?

I am using the MetaBox.io plugin and creating a post type called "Book" which I am trying to relate to another custom post type called "author". How can I create a custom field for Books that would ...
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Query and compare multiple meta values

The problem: I have a custom post type of 'events' which has two metaboxes: cf_eventdate and cf_eventend. The first contains the event date, in the format: 2015-11-05. The second contains the end ...
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Custom field value not saving when it contains a URL?

I implemented a custom field into one of my post formats called 'url'. When I enter a random string of characters into the field, it saves just fine and I display it in my template like this: ...
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How to loop over custom fields in a page template?

I was originally using a single field and things worked perfectly with the following code. Now I need to alter it to loop of several fields that are similar. To start: I've created several custom ...
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How can I output WPAlchemy repeating fields meta values in my page template?

I have a custom post type, Downloads, which contains some custom metaboxes, including a repeating field. I'm able to output the values for all of them in my page template, but I'm not able to output ...
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Query Posts based on custom field value

Currently building a site and need to create a 'Schedule' to display a Presenter that is on air at a particular time. Using ACF plugin to enter a time that the presenter goes on air which saves the ...
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Changing the body of mail sent to new user registration

I am practically new in this community / forum, I hope to be as clear as possible about this question. I would like to change the body of the email sent to new users registered on my site, since only ...
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Saving sorted CPT with CF

I'm using WP-types to create custom post types and custom fields. Using CPT and CF, I've created photos gallery assigned to Posts. When I'm sorting them by "Wgraj zdjecie" and click save all, it ...
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How to format the various types of custom fields?

So i am ready to throw in my custom post type a bunch of custom fields. All these fields need specific handling for their input and validation. Exmaples: Numeric fields E-mails WYSIWYG editor ...
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How loop through posts based on custom fields

I want to loop through posts and show only those posts for which the custom field i.e _shopis not empty I am always confused with meta query and even not sure that if this is possible using this ...
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Problem saving meta data

I'm making my first WordPress plugin. I used an example to save text that an administrator enters when submitting a new post, but the meta data is not saving. Can anyone help on that? /** * Adds a ...
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Custom Search Doesn't FIlter Based on Custom Field

I am trying to search various post types based on a custom field equal to a certain value. However when I do my search, it's ignoring my filter. Here's my code: function ...
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Adding Page Templates to post but it ignored it

I follow the post to add the template metabox to a custom post type's editor, but it doesn't work. When I visit the post, it shows "NOT FOUND ANY POST" which looks like index.php or single.php ...
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Rewrite and custom post type: order by custom field not working

I have a custom post type "placement" with a custom field "position". What I want to do is, on the placements archive page, to order results by the "position" value. I have the following URL rewrite ...
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create custom field dropdown

so far I'm using custom field on my theme to display dynamic content, for example: <?php echo get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'product', true ); ?> <?php echo get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), ...
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Using custom field as 'orderby' value causing post grouping by publish date

I am using WP_Query. Here is my query: $my_query = new WP_Query('category_name=test-category&posts_per_page=-1&meta_key=sort_name&orderby=meta_value_num&order=ASC'); Why is it ...
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Filtering by custom fields select?

I have a custom template listing all the posts under a category x. This is how my current loop looks like: <?php query_posts('cat=522'); while (have_posts()) : the_post();?> All the ...
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Custom Fields with get_post()

I am using get_post() to call a single Wordpress post using it's post ID. I have successfully managed to pull the content / title of the post but would like to also pull custom fields also. The code ...
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How to properly get popular Posts by multiple Values

I am trying to display Popular Posts on my website, selected by a mixture of Views and Comment Count. Since views are always way more than Comments, I am multiplying the Comment Count by X, but it ...
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Creating connections programmatically with common fields on CPT's

I'm trying to create a programmatic connection between two CPT's that have a common field (id_number). For example: CPT "City": post_name:New York id_number:34 CPT "Color": post_name:Red ...
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Creating custom post type with custom taxonomy and custom fields programatically

I need to create a custom post type. This post type will have a custom taxonomy. Also this post type will have custom fields. I dont want to use any plugins to do it, i want to include the creation ...
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Run query with meta key via AJAX

I'm completely new to AJAX, and I can't seem to find anything that's pointing me in the right direction. I have a table that contains one row for each post in a post type. Each row contains the posts ...
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Tracking logged in users page visits

I need to be able to track logged in users (excluding admin) and know When a user was last active on the site When they last visited specific pages (and ideally their first visit to the page and ...
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Attempting to add an imagemap/ content to Front Page — shows up only in meta description

I'm dealing with a nasty old theme for a friend that uses a huge slider as its homepage background image. I'd rather not scrap and recreate the site, as back in the day I put in a good amount of ...
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Insert a custom taxonomy as a class in acf gallery loop

I am almost there, but not sure how to echo out a custom taxonomy as a class into my div containing my image. (see all the stuff below). All of the tutorials I see talk about using wp_query and then ...
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How can I sort get_users() by any value (last_name, user defined fields and more)

I want to sort the result of get_users() by last name, first name, user defined fields or whatever. How can I achieve this while still using get_users()?
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How to export data from a custom Meta Box added into categories

I have a custom meta box (text input) in the categories to insert the 'Meta Description', and when I export the data by using Tools > Export, this meta box is not exported. Actually, the content of ...
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Querying a large number of posts including their custom fields data

I'm building a SVG map separated into about 200 regions. For each region there are attributes that describe it, as well as a region ID. These regions are just polygons in the SVG. I setup a custom ...
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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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Login with user in custom created table

I was trying to add more features in login page, that i created a extra "myusers" table and trying to add two tabs in login screen,with the second tab i want login using my created users in 'myusers' ...
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Amend posts using wp_insert_post

I'm currently working with an XML feed to add posts to a custom post type using wp_insert_post(). It's all working fine but I was wondering if there's a way I can check if the post exists and amend ...
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Admin - Search Events by a custom field

I am using the events manager plugin and i created a new field using custom fields plugin. I don't know how to make the search from wp-admin to filter using the custom field i added. For details ...
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Multiple meta values for same meta_key adding on “Preview Changes” hit but not on saving or updating post

I'm taking multiple location values with each post, so it's an array (always). My post meta form field is like so: <select name="<?php echo $project_prefix; ?>offer_locations[]" id="<?php ...
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Custom dropdown field added to media gallery; how to get it to save properly?

I am using the following code to add a couple of custom fields to media attachments: //Add custom fields for attachments function kgal_add_custom_fields_to_artwork( $form_fields, $post ) { ...
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Sorting posts by meta values: 2 different orders

I have a meta value for a custom post type called workshop which is the start_time of the workshop as a UNIX timestamp. Right now I'm able to sort the posts ascending or descending with ...
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How to add google map to custom field

I need to show a map throw custom field Here's my code, the field name is 'show_map' <div id="view1"> <?php $location = get_field('show_map', 'options'); ...
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Masking Affiliate URL using $post_slug after “/go/”

I am trying to figure out how can I redirect a masked URL based on a custom field URL. If I have a masked URL: echo '<a href="https://domain.com/go/'. $post_slug .'/" class="button">Click here ...
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Custom User meta field display

I'm using PODS plugin (https://wordpress.org/plugins/pods/) to extend main types in wp and WP Tiles for tiles rendering (https://wordpress.org/plugins/wp-tiles/). I'v already added field position to ...
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How to add a default field Name to post Custom Fields

I would like to have the "Name" field in the Custom Fields section of of Wordpress backend to have a certain value by default. For example, when the user starts a new post, I would like the Name of ...
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How to Filter Posts by Custom Fields?

I would like to learn the best way to filter custom post types by custom fields. In the example I am working on, I use custom taxonomies to organize my posts and filter them. I would like to add ...
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How to display search query as formatted text?

I am trying to display a site vistors search query on the search page. The form has custom fields so is not showing if it's "Search" and it doesnt show none of my custom fields. My search form - ...
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How much worse is querying custom fields compared to custom taxonomies, quantitatively

OK, I know (because i've read it many times) why custom fields is less efficient than custom taxonomies when it comes to querying/filtering posts, but just how inefficient is it by comparison? I'd ...
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How to use a specific custom field in a custom post type as slug

I'd like use a specific custom field in a custom post type as the slug for the post. My custom post type is members and the custom field that I want to use as the slug is member_user. How can I do ...
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Search on Category and BETWEEN custom meta field

Background I am building simple car theme where I want to review cars, however, I'm really struggling with my search implementation. I have added a couple of custom meta fields to the post including ...
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Loop through two different sets of custom fields

I created a Custom Field ('custom_name') to allow content editors to specify a 'custom_name' (different from the title of the page) to any post created: custom_name - (Field type --> 'text') For a ...