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

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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' => 'event_date'...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Possible to add meta box to edit.php pages?

I've been googling this for a while, and came across this link here: Can I limit this meta box to a particular page? What I am trying to achieve is adding a custom Meta Boxe I created onto a CPT ...
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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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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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How to group meta boxes on the post edit page

I suspect that this is not possible right now, but oh well.. I'll ask, maybe one of you has some intersting thoughts to share. So let's say we have the following taxonomy terms meta-boxes on our post ...
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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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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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Multiple Custom Metabox Help

I have been trying to get this worked out for over a year and have tried numerous ways and have not been able to get it to work. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. Here's ...
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How to add automatically keyword to taxonomies when a post published, and assign them to the post

How to add automatically keyword to taxonomies when a post published, and assign them to the post for example i have in my post edition, a custom meta box, when you complete this input, a function ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Custom filter for the_content doesn't work correctly

=====THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED===== SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM TO READ THE UPDATE! I asked a question yesterday that a gentleman named Tim was nice enough to take a stab at. He helped me through writing a ...
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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 I'...
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add_meta_box: Datepicker like the one for postdate?

I've built a custom post type called "Events". Each event has a future date and I don't want to use the normal postdate of the post. I want to use add_meta_box to add some inputs for this "event-...
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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?
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Create meta boxes that don't show in custom fields

I used the code below to create a metabox for posts. These meta boxes are also seen in the custom fields. I do not want these meta boxes to show in custom fields. Is there any way to not show meta ...
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Why is my custom meta box input not saving

I've added the following function to functions.php to add a custom meta box enabling the end user to input a gallery shortcode. I then intend to use this to place a gallery in a specific place on the ...
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Arrange custom fields with drag and drop?

I am making theme for hotel and i made custom metabox with list of various custom fields that i would need in posts. What i did is i made a list of fields like booking wifienabled coffe pool spa ...
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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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How to add a select menu to this metabox code?

I'm using a metabox script that works great for having absolute control over the design and placement of the metabox fields. There is one problem: I can't remember where I found the script and need to ...
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meta content on required pages

I need to post extra information on programs pages, so i have decided to use wordpress metabox but its showing on all pages. So is there any condition check so it could put meta box on those sub pages ...
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Use Custom Post Type as Custom Field

I want to create a custom post type for store that having all store names and it is working. Now I want to fetch the all stores in a select box in every new post of WordPress, then selected store name ...
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Conflicting save_post functions when passing the post id and saving custom meta boxes for different post types

Post save functions are conflicting with each other when adding them to the save_post action hook. 2 different custom post types with 2 different (one for each post type) custom meta boxes. I'm ...
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How to remove the RichText Meta Box

How can I remove the rich text box editor in WordPress? I have used the remove_meta_box function specifying the boxes ID, but it does not work like it does for other core meta boxes: The code I tried:...
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How to List all Sidebars in a Metabox

I'm trying to add a metabox to every page that is a drop down list of all registered sidebars that is then saved in a custom field. I'm using this metabox class I've gotten as far as this: // get ...
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Why is save_post triggered even when I havent saved the post

I created a meta box I notice that save_post seems to be triggered when I land on the page, thus giving me errors like Undefined index: xxx in /data/www/ae/wp-content/themes/xx/functions.php on line ...
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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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Multiplile values checkbox or select in custom meta box

I have followed the great answer by Jan Fabry in this question . How to make multicheck for post/page meta box this works great. My question though would be , what if someone WANTS a serialized ...
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Move Title and the Content WYSIWYG editor position

Right now, the Title is the first thing at the top of the page, then we have next the WYSIWYG Editor. I would like to add a Custom Meta Box and insert it before the title or WYSIWYG editor. How can ...