This function returns the values of the custom fields with the specified key from the specified post. It is a wrapper for get_metadata('post'). To return all of the custom fields, see get_post_custom(). See also update_post_meta(), delete_post_meta() and add_post_meta().

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How to check if user meta field is empty in conditional else statement

Hello all I have a custom post type set up for my wordpress site within this custom post type i have a meta box with about 11 meta fields that I have added programatically. What I would like to do is ...
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How can I display my meta value in a textarea? [closed]

I have this saved: $description = get_post_meta( $postID, 'video_desc', true ); and then have used this in my form in textarea: value="<?php echo $description; ?>" When I check the ...
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get_post_meta as a list for drop down search filter

I was wondering if someone could help me out. I would like to create a dropdown search filter for my wordpress site. I would like the drop downs to be populated by meta_boxes values which i have for a ...
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Get all the posts where meta field with multiple choice has several values checked

I apologize beforehand for any confusion, I'm just 2 days with WP. So, I use Advanced Custom Fields to add formatable custom fields to posts of partucular type. One of fields is checkboxes with ...
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Define category ID using get_post_meta

I need to define the Category ID in my singles page through custom fields so that i can load a different category depending on the page. This is what i have so far and its not working. Any help would ...
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Save Metabox Custom Field Value

I am using this code to show post type dropdown to select available post types but when i submit the post it restores the value back to post, how can i make sure it saves it? <select name='...
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How to get_post_meta in a shortcode in excerpt on archive pages

I have a shortcode, [foo], which displays the value in a custom field. However, as it appears near the top of each post, it is included in the excerpt. function foo_shortcode(){ global $post; ...
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String taken from database table post_meta is showing HTML tags on Frontend

I have saved a string in post_meta table in wordpress database with html entities like- <p>Hello <b>Shashank</b>, I have an idea.</p> When I get this string on frontend using ...
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Performace on 1 million plus meta fields vs 1 field with 1 million multi array

We are potentially looking into building a counter in a post_type. So a post meta field wil be created with some data like total downloads and downloads left (tied to user ID). We expect up to one ...
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Parse error thrown by get_post_meta [closed]

in a custom plugin I am developing, I am getting this error as soon as I activate the plugin: Parse error: syntax error, unexpected '[' in /home/site/public_html/wp-content/plugins/my_plugin/plugin....
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esc_attr on get_post_meta [closed]

Simple question, I see that some themes are using esc_attr or esc_html and url after they define varible with get_post_meta, while others are using it during variable definition. What would be best ...
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How to get single value from get_post_meta() array of values?

I'm trying to customize a plugin to check the current user's IP against previous IP values collected and stored by the plugin. The plugin collects user votes for a custom post type called "...
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If ACF meta_key has meta_value

I have an ACF field (options) that contains a list of options: Blue Red Green I would like to echo the option selected, ie: if(get_field('blue') == true) { echo "You have selected the color Blue"...
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Get YouTube video id from url in a custom field

Here's the scenario, I have a site with thousands of YouTube video posts which are stored in a custom field 'video_url' which is being used in a custom video player. The custom player I'm using now ...
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Minimising Database Queries when using Advanced Custom Fields

I'm working on a page which lists staff members for a large company and trying to minimise the number of times I'm forced to query the database as it gets quite complex and slow. 'person' is a ...
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Add custom class to existing menu items from custom meta

I would like to add a custom class to my existing menu items. The problem is, that I would like to do something like this: <li class="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, "_icon", true); ?>...
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Editor meta box Showing but not saving

I am trying to create an editor meta box and I have been following tips found in other similar questions without luck in getting the meta box to save and display its content. The meta box shows but ...
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Display get_post_meta if contains value

Am struggling to get the below to work. I just want to display the get_post_meta 'title_override_text' if it contains any value otherwise just display the standard title (already catered for in ...
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Echo page title from page with custom meta datetime picker

I am using Custom Metaboxes and Fields for Wordpress I am using the datetime_timestamp custom meta with a page. I am trying to echo the title of the page I am using the custom meta datetime in. But ...
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Order by in foreach

hello im getting post_id by using wpdb after that i wanna show postmeta(sd_l2) order by their value i uses this codes global $wpdb $top5_ov_performance = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT post_id FROM ...
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Piklist File Upload

I am doing this tutorial: https://piklist.com/user-guide/tutorials/displaying-images-upload-field/ After creating this for a custom post type: // Upload Image / File piklist('field', array( '...
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Why is variable that get_post_meta stored in empty?

I have used the following bit of code in another script on the same site, & it worked there. $this_post_id = get_the_ID(); $key_2_value = get_post_meta( $this_post_id, 'custom_select', true ); ...
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How to echo value of a meta select box to the browser

I think I'm echoing the value of the selected option from my select meta box wrongly. Nothing is being shown in the browser. Functions.php : function add_custom_meta_box() { add_meta_box( ...
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get_post_meta unserialize issue - retuns boolean(false)

I´m using a simple custom plugin that parses and saves external XML data as a serialized array in a custom field. This works fine, however, when I update the post, instead of the array I only see a ...
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Getting value from get_post_custom

I have added a custom meta box to a category that shows up fine. The only purpose of this metabox is to supply a link to the post. I can see that the box works because my test link is saved in the box....
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How can i get multi checkboxes value in metbox?

I make list of check boxes by WordPress meta-box and i can not get this value in my theme. i can get my text value with this code <? echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $prefix . 'text', true); ?>...
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Related query shows same image in loop

I'm using the code below to query all other posts with same value in custom field FeaturedArtists. Works great except the images. All images are the same as the current post. If I change ...
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How to use pagination with get_post_meta

I have a Products Page that i am using to add products using custom metaboxes this is the code for my page <div class="container products"> <div class="row"> <?php $...
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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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Automatically add custom fields (post_meta) to all published posts, hourly, via wp_cron?

I'm trying to update the post meta of all published posts hourly (via wp_cron) with the code below: if ( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'postviews_updatedcounts_hourly_event' ) ) { wp_schedule_event( time()...
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How to echo get_post_meta (Fluent-Framework)

PHP beginner here. I purchased the Fluent-Framework plugin, which allows me to easily crease Post Types, Meta Boxes, and Option Pages within my theme. I am having trouble echoing the Meta Boxes, ...
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Display custom field meta outside loop, site wide

I've created a custom field ("breaking") with the goal that whenever one post has this field present, it will display the value in the header throughout the site (that is, all posts, pages, archives, ...
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Howto: use existing post_meta as options for a different metabox (checkboxes or list)

I want to create an "Employee" Custom Post Type ("Add New Employee") wherein the employee may belong to one or many offices. The user needs to be able to add/edit/delete offices via a separate "...
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Trying to write shortcode with get_post_meta but isn't working

I am trying to write a plugin with a CPT and have a shortcode to display the data. I can get 'the_title()' to work and display the title of the post type but using 'get_post_meta()' I can't seem to ...
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Show value of select dropdown in meta box

I have created a meta box which has a select dropdown list and i want to show it in the post as a user selects a particular option from meta box.I cant figure it out how its done.Here is my meta box ...
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how to echo/display the custom field value in specific custom field name?

I have tried this code: <?php query_posts(array( 'meta_key' => 'custom_cat', 'meta_value' => 'creative', 'post_type' => 'page' )); ...
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Hide a div when a custom field is empty

I am having trouble hiding a div when the input of a custom field is empty. This is the code I am using but can not seem to get it to work. The field that displays the content is _cmb_fe_wysiwyg &...
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get_post_meta() empty in preview WHEN custom post is published

So my client managed to find some (bug?), when custom post is published and he previews post all information what is posted with custom meta boxes is inaccessible. When I started debugging I found ...
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get_post_meta fields don't show up on posts page

I'm new here, and to coding! I've been working hard (so, so hard...so hard) to create my website and with occasional help I've created a look and feel I like using some custom get_post_meta fields for ...
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Adding custom fields to images

I want to show sources under my every images. So basicly I want to add a simple custom field. I added this code to my function.php add_filter('attachment_fields_to_edit', 'edit_media_custom_field', ...
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How to save dynamically generated value in post type?

I'm trying to use the count of the amount of people that register a post id to a table in the DB. I want to save this COUNT value to the post_meta so when I display the list of posts it can also show ...
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get url image of custom field with custom size - get_post_meta, wp_get_attachment_image_src

I use a custom WP_Query to load image and other information from custom post type event to supersized.js script. This query get all custom post type event with custom field wpcf-img-event not empty ...
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Display post's description and caption

I am trying to get and display 5 featured posts. To achieve this target I have an offset of 5 recent posts. I have successfully fetched the posts' id's and images, but I failed to get every post's ...
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Can't Output get_post_meta?

I have a custom field for my post and I am trying to output it onto my post's page but nothing appears. I know my code works otherwise if instead of trying to call my custom field, I use a fixed ...
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get_post_meta slowing down my page load (in a plugin)

I've been working on this project where I need to load events (custom post type) and a whole bunch of meta data for every event. The problem is that page loading times are getting longer and longer ...
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User function to return multiple get_post_meta()

I am trying pass a WP function to a user function, where I can pass a new func argument $key for each post_meta type here: functions.php function my_post_meta($key){ $meta = get_post_meta($...
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Hide H1 Title using the_title filter

I am trying to hide the pages H1 header IF a custom field specifies this. On a page back end I have added a custom field: Name = hide_title Value = true I then want to hide only the H1 using a ...
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get_post_meta in WP_Query

I'm doing a plugin to add likes to posts I want to create a table on a page in the plugin to show each post and the number of likes function my_plugin_options() { echo '<p>Table of Likes&...
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Meta Data for Custom Post Type not saving

I'm in the process of building a custom plugin, and I'm having trouble saving meta data for the custom post type. The boxes display correctly in the editor, but when I click Publish or Save Draft, the ...
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Where should get_post_meta() go to get $post->ID get_post_meta() is empty and $post->ID & get_the_id() are working

EDIT: So I added the full code. What I'm trying to attempt is to get the post id into the metabox values for a publish immediate and scheduled post. It appears that I'm having trouble passing the id ...