Refers to a box-like reusable user-interface component common in the WordPress backend.

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Remove tabs from media uploader for a CPT

I use the media uploader in a own meta-box for a custom post type called "premium". The Thickbox opens after a click of the button in the meta-box and files can be uploaded. Now I want to remove the ...
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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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How to Move the Author Metabox into the “Publish” metabox?

About a year ago I remember seeing a plugin or some code which allowed you to add an author dropdown menu to the post "publishing" metabox instead of it being on its own. I can't seem to find this ...
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Add a Meta Box for uploading a SECOND Featured Image?

I'd like to add a meta box to my posts and page editor that will allow me to upload an image and use it as sort of a SECOND featured image. The idea is that my client will be able to upload an image ...
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How To Remove The “+ Add New Category” Link From A Category Metabox

Inside of a Wordpress category metabox or any custom taxonomy box for that matter there is a link with the text "+ Add New Category" is there a way this link can be removed preferably without ...
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How to make multicheck for post/page meta box

Please help me understand how to make Multicheck type for metabox. Search for all internet and nothing. Thanks. UPDATE @Jan I have a headache from this function. I dont know whats wrong.I'm ...
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Changing the priority of a custom taxonomy's metabox

I'm creating a new custom taxonomy (not a custom post type). On the edit post page, this custom taxonomy is showing up above all of my other meta boxes. I'd like it to sink down lower in the group. ...
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Display list of tags as drop down menu or radio buttons in a meta box?

I would like to group posts of a custom post type based on tags, but the default functionality does not do for the project I am working on. I want the user to be able to select only one tag, not ...
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Only show metabox when date-value in other metabox is over?

probably a weird question. I'm using the custom MetaBox and CustomFields Class by jaredatch on Github. I have this "event-date" metabox: $meta_boxes[] = array( 'id' => ...
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Adding uploaded images to editor from metabox instead of default popup uploader

I need to find plugin or create listing of all uploaded images for some post in custom metabox. And i can click to thumbnail for add image to editor in custom format. I downloaded a lot of photos to ...
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How to add meta box to backend menu page

I need to add a meta box to the backend menu page, in Appearance->Menus (/wp-admin/nav-menus.php), to list all the available post types, both the defaults & the custom ones. It will contain a ...
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Priority of Meta Box for Custom Post Type

I'm having a small issue with the custom post type entry screen. I'd like to bump up my metabox right under the content box, but I'm not sure if that's even possible (as the metaboxes in between are ...
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Can I limit this meta box to a particular page?

I am using a version of this (http://www.deluxeblogtips.com/meta-box-script-for-wordpress/) meta box script but I want to be able to limit which edit screen a meta box shows. For example, if I only ...
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Unable to save custom taxonomy terms in a custom-built metabox

I've roughly followed the tutorial here on how to create "custom taxonomy input panels". I'm using a custom post type of homes and a custom taxonomy called beds (used to record the number of beds in a ...
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How To Create a Metabox of HTML Content with Instructions For Editors When Editing a Post or Page?

I would like to add a custom Metabox with HTML content in the screens New and Edit Posts/Pages ( /wp-admin/post.php?post=POST_ID&action=edit), so that I could display a list of editorial ...
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Custom field being erased after autosave

Why wont the custom fields from this post type save? I have a custom post-type called Photos and a couple of meta boxes. Here is basically what I have in my functions.php add_action('init', ...
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Custom field values get deleted

I created a custom post type:products which also has custom fields: price & shipping. Occasionally, if I leave the edit product window open or refresh it, I lose the values inside price and ...
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The correct way of adding TinyMCE editor to custom meta box textarea?

Since Wp 3.2 a lot of changed to TinyMCE and Wordpress and ow I can not find out how to add the Tiny MCE to meta box in Page. This is how it looks when I am not firing up the MCE ...
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How to add metabox for post of specific category

I want to add Metabox for the posts of category=18 and i am using the following code but unable to do so . So please help me out-> add_action('admin_init','my_meta_init'); function my_meta_init() { ...
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Save selected item from dropdown menu in a meta box as a metadata value for a custom post type

I have been beating my brains on this one for days now and my Google-fu is failing me. I have created a custom meta box with a dropdown menu that lists all of the terms from a custom taxonomy. What I ...
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Undefined index: at_nonce in custom post metabox

I'm getting this error with my custom post metabox. The custom post and metabox works fine, but if i have debug on and when i try to save any other page or post, i will get an error: Notice: ...
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Remove custom metaboxes from custom post type

Is there a away to create a custom post type in wordpress that will only include the default metaboxes and not any other metabox that was added by other plugins. The idea is to use the custom post ...
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Checkbox in post not saving value

I have a checkbox above my metabox in a custom post. When I check it and publish/update the post, it become unchecked again meaning it's not saving it's value. Here is my code for the checkbox: ...
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How to select one major category (or custom taxonomy) for a custom post type?

I've created a hierarchical custom taxonomy (genre) and want to use it for a custom post type (radio station). But I don't only want to assign some genres to a radio station. I also want to be able to ...
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How to get meta box values - WP tuts tutorial

I did these tree tutorials to create custom metaboxes. wp.tutsplus.com/tutorials/reusable-custom-meta-boxes-part-1-intro-and-basic-fields/ ...
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Create A Metabox For A Custom Field

I add videos to my WordPress posts' video format by using custom fields. I was wondering if there is any way to create a meta box in post editor (like excerpt or something) for that specific custom ...
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Meta Boxes in Front End Post Submission Form

How can I add meta boxes to the front end post submission form? Similar to front end post submission that creates new posts, the form replies should go directly into the post meta boxes. Meta Boxes ...
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Custom post type metabox array

I am trying to create a custom post type with custom metabox array. How can I create this kind a automatic populating post type? I think I have to use two dimension array. But how can I automatically ...
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Taxonomy dropdown metabox in the back-end

I've created custom taxonomy called Brands and made it hierarchical so I can add Car brands and models there and keep their relations, like this: Ford Mustang Mondeo Focus Problem is, this list ...
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Creating a metabox to upload multiple images

Is it possible to make a meta box that attaches multiple images to a post?
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Sample code for validating custom metabox?

I've found very little on this site or in Google searches for examples of validating metabox custom fields. If anyone wants to give examples, here are some cases that would be useful 1) Date entered ...
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Do I need a nonce field for every meta box I add to my custom post type admin?

I'm currently working on the admin page of my custom post type, and I got stuck on deciding whether to add a nonce field again for the second metabox or not. I'm very new to custom post types, and ...
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How to add a new tab to page editor

Anyone knows how to achieve this? It has something to do with meta boxes, but I just can't figure out the proper syntax.
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Possible to limit custom meta boxes depending on what page template is used?

Ive searched around and havent been able to find anything regarding using a specific "template" as a target to trigger when to show custom meta boxes...Is this possible, and if so how would you script ...
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How to force one column layout on custom post type edit page?

I've created a plugin using custom post types and I need to force the default two column post page to a single column. At the same time, the Publish metabox must move to the bottom. I need to do this ...
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Only one category per post

How to make each post/page have one and only one category. Categories could have radio box instead of checkbox next to each.
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Listing Pages With Checkboxes In a Metabox (and saving them)

Here is what I'm basically trying to accomplish: I have a custom post type called 'quotes' I have a number of wordpress pages What I am trying to do is this: each time when I create a new "QUOTES" ...
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How do I stop HTML entities in a custom meta box from being un-htmlentitied?

I have a custom meta box that is supposed to accept HTML, but the text I'm trying to input contains both double and single quotes (and ampersands), and it's messing up the saved data - each time I ...
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Check if meta key value already exists

Let's say that I have few posts with meta key "videoid". Value of that meta key is different for every post (and has to be different). When adding new post, how can I check if videoid with that exact ...
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Unbind postbox click handler

I'm trying to unbind the click handler on post metaboxes so they no longer hide when the handle is clicked. I need to do this because I use the handle to contain <select> elements & when ...
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Add X meta box inputs based on form at top of meta box, how to do it right?

I am setting up a meta box that controls the number of ingredients for a recipe. As each recipe will have a different number of ingredients I decided to use a simple text input and button to set the ...
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How to add a class to meta box

When adding a metabox, i.e.: add_meta_box( 'metabox_id', 'Metabox Title', 'my_metabox_callback', 'page', 'normal', 'low', array( 'foo' => $var1, 'bar' => $var2) ); ...
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Why won't my metabox data save?

I have a custom post with a lot of meta boxes. I recently tried to add some dynamic metaboxes, using this question: Create more Meta Boxes as needed I managed to get the metaboxes to add nicely, the ...
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get registered metaboxes by post type or post ID

I am looking for a method to get the registered metaboxes for a specific post type (or post ID) when on a separate, unrelated post type. I am working on making a custom "editing" post type for a ...
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Re Order Editor to be after meta box [duplicate]

I want to reorder stuff in a custom post. I got the meta box and editor working together, but currently the editor is above the meta box and I need it to be the other way around. This is the code ...
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add meta box - custom field : which to choose?

i've just find out about the custom field, which makes it possible to add something near a post, but what is the difference between "add_meta_box" and "custom field"? Custom field is inside the ...
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Move excerpt to always be directly below post content in admin

Sometimes, due to meta boxes added by plugins, the excerpt gets moved down the order in the admin page. Is there a way I can force it to always be directly below the post content? Here is the way ...
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Auto close (hide) custom metabox / set default state

I am using the WordPress function add_meta_box() to add my own custom metabox. So how can I auto close/hide on page open ? Currently, I just add a CSS class closed to metabox's <div> element ...
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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 ...
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Block metabox - No expanding, no moving around

I would like to make metaboxes as fixed elements, removing the expand function and the drag-and-drop function. Any ideas?