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().

learn more… | top users | synonyms

6
votes
1answer
651 views

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 = ...
5
votes
3answers
999 views

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? ...
5
votes
2answers
3k views

How to print meta description to posts? [closed]

I want to show my meta description content above posts. But i don't know what function I need to call. Resume: i want to put meta description from Yoast Seo above the posts body.
4
votes
2answers
4k views

How we get_post_meta without post id

I want to get my all posts-meta, But on the base of key. For example the main query for getting the post-meta is <?php $meta_values = get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single); ?> Now i want ...
4
votes
2answers
9k views

Display Yoast WordPress SEO title in archive template

The WordPress SEO plugin by Yoast allows users to add SEO titles and meta descriptions to taxonomy term archive pages. These are then used in the head of the document. I´m trying to display the SEO ...
4
votes
1answer
400 views

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, ...
3
votes
1answer
34 views

Add options to featured image

I want to add an option to the featured image metabox. I have found a way to do this here The problem I'm having is saving the value tot the database. Here is what I have tried: add_filter( ...
3
votes
1answer
186 views

How can I display image metadata?

I'm trying to add a filter to the_content that will find all images in the post and append the custom attachment metadata credit to it. Here's the functions I've have: Adds the Credit field to ...
3
votes
2answers
2k views

How to hook a filter to catch get_post_meta when alternate a custom field output?

How to hook a filter to catch get_post_meta when alternate a custom field output? I have fill a custom field(meta data) in a post, just like this: <!--:de-->Nominale ...
3
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
2
votes
1answer
3k views

How to display Yoast SEO meta description in archive template for each post instead of the_excerpt()? [closed]

I read this question but it wasn't what I was looking for exactly. I'm new to Wordpress and a little confuse with the functions and everything. How can I get the metadescription in the loop for each ...
2
votes
1answer
106 views

Add Post Url to Manage Edit Screen

I'm trying to add a column to the manage screen that displays the Title and url of the post. I got the Title to work but it's not pulling the url. Basically I just want to show the url that's not ...
2
votes
1answer
283 views

How can I display my custom metaboxes on a custom post template?

I'm fairly new to PHP/wordpress, and this is actually the first time I haven't been able to answer a question through google! I'm working on getting up to speed with PHP/WP generally, but I can't seem ...
1
vote
2answers
357 views

Ordering posts by metadata

In my plugin, I use these instructions to obtain a list of posts: $args = array( 'numberposts' => -1, 'offset' => 0, 'meta_query' => array( array( ...
1
vote
5answers
4k views

Get meta_id along with meta_key and meta_value

Is it somehow possible to get_post_meta or get_post_custom and have meta_id returned along with the meta_value? For example: $data = get_post_meta( $post_id, 'my_key' ); // returns this: array( 0 ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

Need help on creating If-statement for custom meta fields

I'm using Wordpress. I have a movie review website called Filmblurb. For my blog posts, I'm trying to create posts with different categories. Under the "Reviews" category, I have a "Details" box that ...
1
vote
1answer
2k views

How can I get_post_meta() in the most efficient way?

I have a custom post type for a real estate site, and the theme displays 9 properties in a grid on the home page. I don't think its written terribly efficiently - I'm getting about 160 queries on the ...
1
vote
1answer
271 views

Create a random unique 6 digit number as custom field for custom post type

I use the following function to create a random unique 6 digit number and save it in a custom post type meta field. I am unsure about the use of rewind_posts() inside a while loop. The idea is that ...
1
vote
2answers
4k views

display specific custom fields

I have few custom field assigned for each post, like: "Club" with value "club1" "Date" with value "date1" and so on... Now, I want to display from all the custom fields just those 2 " club" and ...
1
vote
1answer
91 views

dynamically generating plugin syntax

I have downloaded an audio player plugin for WP. the syntax is very simple. You just add the line [audio:my_file.mp3] to your post editor/excerpt, and call it in the loop with the_content() or ...
1
vote
1answer
25 views

Meta Key Value in current-user-only loop

I created a loop for logged-in-users-only which works perfectly for all data except for meta keys. I'd like to be able to also extract meta keys but had no luck so far. This is my loop (based on this ...
1
vote
1answer
405 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
92 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
465 views

How to count post meta key values for all posts in database

In my post meta data I have the following 'key' for every post: "image_details" a typical value of which is an array such as: ...
1
vote
1answer
433 views

Run a check for multiple meta key values

I am having a heck of a time getting wordpress to display all values of a certain meta key correctly. I wonder if I am going about this the wrong way? My end goal is to run a check to see if there ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

Widget: Custom Post Type Post Listing Dropdown on Admin Side

Widget: I'm making a custom widget with the following functionality on the admin side. 3 text fields 2 dropdown menus to select posts by title (both from a single custom post type) Right now, ...
1
vote
0answers
37 views

Default Custom Field Value Automatically Update

I have created a hidden custom field with a php function as its value. Like so -- $value_rating = get_post_meta($Property_Id, 'vr', true); <input type="hidden" name="vr" class="form-control ...
1
vote
1answer
118 views

get_post_meta causes database queries

I want to know why my site's search results are slow. I've used the excellent Debug Bar plugin, and found out that each search result causes 5 DB queries, of which 3 are SELECT meta_key (see below for ...
1
vote
1answer
245 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
288 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
165 views

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 ...
1
vote
1answer
777 views

get_post_meta doesn't work

I created a custom meta box inside a page but I can't display the content! I'm inside the loop and here there is the code of my functions.php: $meta_box['portfolio'] = array( 'id' => ...
1
vote
1answer
112 views

Custom Meta box only returns most recent value on page

I created a custom post type and a custom meta box where I create a new post and input a Youtube URL into the meta box, and I call for it on a custom template page inside an iframe that is inside in ...
1
vote
2answers
319 views

Why is my get_post_meta always empty

I made this action hook which will send an email to the users every time a new post in the custom post type "events" is made. function email_members($post_id) { global $wpdb; $usersarray = ...
1
vote
0answers
199 views

Change Post Template based on post meta?

I am trying to figure out a way to use a custom template within my plugin. I would like to avoid using a custom post type if possible. I searched for a way to add my theme file to the dropdown list ...
1
vote
1answer
430 views

get_post_meta not working on category.php

I'm referencing an attached image in my header.php page which is displayed as a full screen background on my posts: global $wp_query; $page_id = $wp_query->get_queried_object_id(); ...
0
votes
3answers
120 views

Why does get_post_meta not work with the posts page?

Looking for a reason why get_post_meta() doesn't work with home.php. From my reading I understand that it's a template and not a post or page, per "Custom fields won't display on my blog page". The ...
0
votes
4answers
161 views

Remove href tag from wp_postmeta in 34,000 posts?

I'm using Godaddy Hosting, PHP 5, and Wordpress 4.2.1 I have 34,000 + posts that need outdated href tags removed. I am able to remove tags, one post at a time, by using this code in a page template ...
0
votes
2answers
11k views

How to get meta box data to display on a page

I am trying to piece together a Metabox with 3 text editor fields for a custom post type. The box is showing up and appears to be saving on the custom post type entries but I can't get the data to ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Display post details by post ID

I need to display post details by ID on front page template (front-page.php). On the front page I want to display the post’s title, excerpt & featured image. I have tried to do that but no idea ...
0
votes
1answer
3k views

Display Custom Meta Box Field Only If Value is Present

I'm messing around with Custom Meta Boxes in WP for the first time and was wondering how I go about displaying the fields that only have values attached to it. For example I've got a meta box with an ...
0
votes
2answers
120 views

Why is get_post_meta returning an array when I specify it as single?

The documentation from get_post_meta makes it sound as if the single argument will determine whether or not meta values are returned in an array or not. For example: // If I set single to false, or ...
0
votes
1answer
606 views

get_post_meta is returning image id

I'm using this script to get image filename, stored in a custom meta called background: $background = get_post_meta( '22', 'background', true ); echo $background; But it is returning the id of the ...
0
votes
1answer
968 views

Trying to get file name

I have a custom meta box to store pdf files. For this input, I'm using type="media" to acess wordpress media library. Now I can't get the file name. Here is my entire loop: <ul> ...
0
votes
1answer
558 views

How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair?

How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair? This is the basic multiple select menu. Note: multiple select menus allow you to select more than one ...
0
votes
1answer
1k views

get_permalink vs the_permalink

I am filtering the_permalink to return a custom structure function append_query_string($url) { $url_endpoint = get_permalink(); $url_endpoint = parse_url( $url_endpoint ); $url_endpoint = ...
0
votes
2answers
7k views

if get_post_meta is empty do something

I need opposite of this: <?php if ( get_post_meta($post->ID, 'price_list_category1', true) ) : ?>style="display:none;"<?php endif; ?> In other words I want style="display:none;" ...
0
votes
1answer
33 views

How to use json_decode a post_meta value? [duplicate]

I have used get_post_meta($post->ID) to get all custom fields for my post since I have many of htem. Some of them were checkbox values and var_dumping the variable gives me this array (size=1) 0 ...
0
votes
2answers
283 views

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( ...
0
votes
3answers
1k views

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 ...