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

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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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WP insert post PHP function and Custom Fields

The WordPress function is used for submitting data programatically. Standard fields to submit to incude the content, excerpt, title, date and many more. What there is no documentation for is how to ...
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don't publish custom post type post if a meta data field isn't valid

I have a custom post type (CPT) called event. I have a meta box for the type with several fields. I would like to validate some fields before publishing an event. For example, if an event's date is ...
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How can I add an image upload field directly to a custom write panel?

I've added a new page under "Pages" in the wordpress admin, and added several custom fields. I'd also like to be able to add an upload image field to the page editor - is there some way to do this via ...
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getting all values for a custom field key (cross-post)

I know how to get a custom field value for a specific post. get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single); What I need is to get all the values associated with a specific custom post key, across all ...
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Add filter menu to admin list of posts (of custom type) to filter posts by custom field values

This answer is very close to what I am looking to do, but instead I would like to specify a specific custom field and display a select menu of its available values. Thanks!
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How to add a custom field in the advanced menu properties?

Is it possible to add a custom field to menu items? What I want to do is be able to add a field for 'French Navigation Label' and a 'French Title Attribute' in the wp menu interface.
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Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled

I have a custom post type Event that contains a starting and ending date/times custom fields (as metaboxes in the post edit screen). I would like to make sure that an Event cannot get published (or ...
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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 = $custom['price']...
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How to filter post listing (in WP dashboard posts listing) using a custom field (search functionality)?

Despite the fact I googled a lot, I've not found the answer to a very simple question : I have some posts with a custom field (i.e. supplier_name). I would like to be able to search and filter my ...
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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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Custom query with category exclusion and post-meta “whitelist”

I have two widgets, one shows News while the other shows everything except News (We'll call the second one Blog). The blog portion is currently working correctly. The News posts are either ...
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Advanced search form with filters for custom taxonomies and custom fields

I'd like to build an advanced search form for a specific custom post type, having filters for the custom post types custom fields, custom taxonomies, and for a separate custom post types properties (...
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2 orderby in wp_query with 2 custom fields

I'm triyng to display hotels (taxonomy which i have created) by two 'orderby' with wp_query but i'm not success. Results looks likes: Hotel 1 : 2 persons 5 stars Hotel 2 : 2 ...
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Order by custom field date?

I've created a category "Expire Soon" and i want to insert and sort the posts by custom field "expiration_date". I use this code but the posts are sorted by custom field "expiration_date" but not by ...
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Help Creating a Slideshow Custom Post Type with Custom Meta Boxes?

I need to create a custom post meta box(es) for my custom post type "Slideshow" (this post type is already created). Each metabox will hold the content in each slide slide and save it to ...
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Custom Post Type Data in Sidebar widgets?

(note: this question was originally about Custom Fields, but @MikeSchinkel had a better solution involving Custom Post Types) On my site I have several pages which I want to show the same data in the ...
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WP_Query - Order results by meta value

I've checked around and haven't seen an answer which works as of yet. I have a WP_Query with the following arguements: $args = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', 'post_type' => 'listing'...
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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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Add validation and error handling when saving custom fields?

I have a function that defines a custom field on a post type. Say the field is "subhead". When the post is saved, I want to do some validation on the input, and display an error message on the post ...
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Custom field/meta populated by dropdown of existing posts?

(My first WP question ever asked! Be gentle!) I'm building a site that is mostly pages (i.e., static), using WP as CMS. At the bottom of several of the pages, there will appear 1, 2, or 3 "promo ...
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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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Can I exclude a post by meta key using pre_get_posts function?

I see many people prefer to use pre_get_posts hook instead of query_posts. The code below works and shows all posts which have meta key "featured" function featured_posts( $query ) { if ( $query-&...
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How to add a checkbox element to attachments editor with example

The code below adds a custom input field to the attachments editor. How can I convert the text input to a checkbox and get/set the value of the checkbox on load and save? Note: "input" => "...
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I am trying to create a simple frontend form for posting

i am trying to learn and create some deeper things with Wordpress. My goal is to create a code/script/plugin that will allow me to post from the frontend. I have seen many plugins, like templatic ...
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Custom query with orderby meta_value of custom field

Aa you know, as of WP3.0 there are options for custom advanced queries, which is great. As of this, some query parameters of custom fields like meta_key, meta_value were deprecated for the new ...
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User Profile / Add Custom Fields

Hello: I am trying to add 7 custom fields to the standard Wordpress wp-admin/profile.php page. There are a few site which suggest a simple bit of code to do this, for example: http://wpengineer.com/...
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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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How to sort CPT by custom meta value (date), and return posts month by month

For future reference: I am using the great Meta Box Plugin to help expedite meta box creation for my custom post types. My goal: To build a highly customizable events section closely resembling a ...
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How to add/save Custom Field in user settings/profile “Checkbox list”

i have been working on a custom system for my site where users can have a seperate account, setting and profile page to make my site a bit more interactive and community type. with some other ...
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How to add upload field in a custom taxonomy?

I have a custom taxonomy and I want to add a custom field inside , OK that's seems to be easy but the hardest part is when I want to add a file input type the enctype="multipart/form-data" I ...
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Display thumbnail from custom field

I have a custom field called picture. On the media settings page I've set thumbnail size to 100x100. If upload an image called gecko.jpg, WordPress automatically resizes it and generates gecko-100x100....
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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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Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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Rewrite custom post type url's adding meta box values

I've got these custom post types (CPT) and meta boxes: Movies (CPT) Genre (Meta box) Genres (CPT) If one movie is called Die hard then I want the permalink to be: /genres/action/die-hard This ...
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List upcoming events, ordered by date in a custom field

I want to display a list of events with dates in upcoming order. Ex: 23 March, 2013, 30 March, 2013 Below is the query I'm using to filter out posts from my database: query_posts( '...
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How do I search an array stored in a custom-field using WP_Query?

I have a custom post type called "on-air" that included a custom-field called "daysonair". The form for this has checkboxes for each day of the week. When you add/update a post, the checked items ...
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Validating Custom Meta Box Values & Required Fields

Something which I have never seen covered is the best way to validate that specific form fields are filled out correctly for custom post type meta boxes. I am looking to get expert opinions on how ...
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Extending the search context in the admin list post screen

I have a created a custom post type and have attached some custom fields to it. Now I would like for the search that authors can perform on the custom post list screen (in the admin backend) to also ...
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How to Add Custom Fields to a Custom Post Type?

Ok, so I have registered a few custom post types and a few taxonomies. Now, for the life of me, I cannot figure out the code I need to add a Custom Field to my Custom Post Type. I need a drop down ...
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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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Is there a way to set default custom fields when creating a post?

When I'm creating a new post, just after clicking "Add New", when the post editor shows, instead of having to use the dropdown and choose a custom field to use, I'd like to have some default custom ...
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Show Custom Fields in Quick Edit

I have several custom fields that I need my client to be able to edit at anytime. For the sake of convenience, I'd like them to be able to edit these custom fields from the Quick Edit. This way they ...
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Populating meta box with select-list of existing posts, and assigning it to custom post types

My question is partly based on this answer: http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/a/5778/27135 Mike's answer is really great, and the solution worked fine until I needed to include my meta box in a ...
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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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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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Search that will look in custom field, post title and post content

I am looking for a way to perform a search, and while performing the search, it checks a custom field named keywords, the post title and the post content. If any of those fields have results like what ...
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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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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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Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value

I have a custom post type with only 3 custom fields in it. $post_types = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_types',true); $post_taxonomies = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_taxonomies',true); $...