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

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Prevent custom post type from showing up in custom menus

How do I do that? Any custom post type I register shows up as a meta box on the menu page...
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Add filter 'wpautop' to meta box textarea

I'm using -this tutorial- to add simple meta boxes to a custom post type. But the textarea meta boxes are spitting out content all as one big paragraph, with no <p> formatting applied. What ...
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Wordpress global variables?

I've got page with metabox called "something". It can have two values "value" and "value2". I'm using a shortcode at this page and want it to display something's value. The problem is I don't know ...
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Action hook on Edit custom post type?

Is there an explicit action hook that will fire when (or just before) the admin Edit page renders for a custom post type? Something similar to {$new_status}_{$post->post_type}? I'm trying to find the ...
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meta box & callback function

Situation I got a class where i add a meta box to the post edit screen. EDIT: This is the working version now /** * Calls the class on the post edit screen */ function call_someClass() { ...
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post formats - how to switch meta boxes when changing format?

Problem After realizing that post formats are pretty popular, but only a extremly rough drawn concept, i see that users will run into possible traps. Post format ... uses post meta fields & ...
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Dynamically Creating Meta Boxes

So I was wondering if it's possible to dynamically create meta boxes in the post admin. I have a lot of data but don't want to hardcode every meta box needed in functions.php. An example would be a ...
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custom fields for attachments?

is it possible to add extra fields via the functions.php script for attachments in wordpress? Tried loads of examples but none seem to work. Worried an existing plugin might be affecting my attempts ...
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How to add a textarea to only one of the fields of this custom metabox?

This is the code I used to create the meta boxes: <?php $key = "project"; $meta_boxes = array( "project_services" => array( "name" => "project_services", "title" => ...
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Custom Post Type Metabox - Not Saving

I've added a custom post type, which is working great; I've also added two metaboxes, which appear to work well, but the content in them always disappears after a few minutes. If anyone could help ...
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Metabox saves on Update or Publish, but not on Saving Draft

I have created custom post types that also have custom meta_boxes I've created. Currently, they save when I publish or update a post, but they don't save when I'm in draft mode making changes. ...
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Why is save_post hook not running?

I am trying to save my meta box, I have something like function xxx_meta_box_callback() { add_meta_box('xxx-meta', 'xxx Details', 'xxx_meta_box', 'xxx-post-type', 'side', 'default'); ...
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Custom sidebars - get_sidebar() problems

I want to have different sidebars on different pages. So firstly I registered a few basic sidebars in functions.php. So they will be always there no matter where I move my theme. Let's name them ...
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validate a metabox based on the category that is selected

Ok Let's say I have 2 Categories. If a user select category A, they have to fill in metabox A and similarly for category B, it's metabox B. So my question is, I want to do a validate check, whereby if ...
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Metadata in loops

I have a standard Wordpress loop displaying items: $loop = new WP_Query( array( 'post_type' => 'images', 'orderby' => 'menu_order', ) ); while ...
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Automatically exclude categories from metabox based on title

I am designing a website which will be used as a school PA system. Users will be posting entries into categories named for specific dates that correspond to school assemblies. We have two assemblies a ...
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Getting metabox value?

I have a custom metabox made using the code from Wordpress Reference: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/add_meta_box <?php /* Define the custom box */ // WP 3.0+ // ...
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Moving/dragging a metabox removes TinyMCE's content

I added a TinyMCE editor to my plugin settings page, but once I move (drag) the metabox, editor's content get lost. (the TinyMCE editor is completely not editable until refresh) Here is how I added ...
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Dashboard like meta boxes in my plugin - how to save their position and open/closed state?

I am trying to mimic the dashboard meta boxes UI in my WP plugin - the small metaboxes. I have already styled them and also the drag & drop feature works as I loaded the following script and ...
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Put the media uploader in a metabox

I find it very unnecessary to have an "add image" button that brings me to yet another screen that will let me upload content to my post. Ideally I would like to have a meta box with the option to ...
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How to add a “custom” date field to a custom post type?

Hey guys, I'm building a portfolio (which is a custom post type) and I want to store the date of the projects. I can achieve it the "regular" way with a meta box but I would like a "datepicker" or ...
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Move title “meta box” in post mode

I've created a custom post type with my own custom meta boxes. Now I want to move the title box to the side or simply remove it and place the same content in a custom meta box. How do I go about to ...
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How can I avoid re-inventing the Custom Fields wheel in my Plugin's Metabox?

Here's the scenario: In my plugin, I want to have a metabox show up on the post / page editor. I want the metabox to be -exactly- like WordPress' 'Custom Fields' metabox, ( Add another, delete, ...
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How to store multiple input values with same meta_key

is there a way to store the input value from multiple custom meta box fields with the same meta_key? I use the following code to store ONE value for the meta_key 'startdate': function startdate() { ...
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Change meta box when the page's template is changed

For my WordPress theme I have a custom portfolio post type and a portfolio page template to display them. What I want to do is add a meta box to the edit page area, but only when the page has the ...
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Post edit screen: How to check if meta_box is registered?

I got some custom post types where i deregistered the "title" meta box. Now i always get "Auto Draft" as title. To avoid this i'd like to add the name of a taxonomy as the title. But how would i check ...
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WP 3.0.5: Best way to add custom metaboxes for post categories?

I haven't been working with WP for a while and noticed that there are some new features in WP 3+ such as creating meta data for taxonomies. I'd like to be able to add unique meta data setups for ...
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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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Can I attach a plugin via my add_filter callback contents?

I'm trying to add my plugin interface to the Category Editor. I've easily attached it to the post and page editor using the add_meta_box() filter, but there does not appear to be an add_meta_box hook ...
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Custom Meta Data is not being saved

I have created a custom meta box using following link in wordpress 3.0: http://farinspace.com/how-to-create-custom-wordpress-meta-box/ I am using same code and custom meta data is not being saved. I ...
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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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I'm using add_meta_box() but want to include TinyMCE editor *and* Media Uploads for each box

I'm using a very lightweight plugin called WPAlchemy that lets me rapidly create meta-boxes for posts and pages. I've ben able to convert <textarea>'s into rich, TinyMCE's editors just fine. ...
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Adding admin menus to wordpress

I am trying to add a menu box to Pages > Pages or Pages > Add New, basically whenever they access a page, be it to edit an existing page or add a new one, I would like to add a menu box under ...
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Add a custom field when adding / editing a page / post in admin panel

I create a new theme and I the page / post is divided to: Title Slogan Content I want to add a slogan field in the admin panel, where the user adds or edits a post or page. After I will use in ...
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Meta Box on Custom Post Type not saving

I have a custom post type which is working fine, however the meta box does isn't saving. Long & short, i'm stumped! add_action('init', 'portfolio'); function portfolio() { $args = array( ...
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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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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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metabox with custom post type values

I need to re-write a current WP website and I think Custom post types are required, combined with Meta Box. The basic layout is Author (custom) Books (custom) Photos (custom) All 3 custom post are ...
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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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Is it possible to create relational metabox values in a custom post?

I have a custom post type ('Model') for a sports modelling agency, and it requires the model to enter sports they are competent at, and also rank their ability from 1 to 5. For example, given the ...
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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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multicheck box for post metabox

Hi guys I have a headache on this I make a multicheck with this tutorial wpshout.com/create-an-in-post-theme-options-meta-box-in-wordpress/ the problem is it doesn't save all checked value and it ...
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how to reset metabox excerpt to open

For some reason the excerpt box on the new posts page (post-new.php) is always closed. I can alter that with firebug, but it should be open anyway. There is a "closed" class being added by someone ...
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Multiple information using custom post type

I made a new custom type, it's working fine. My question is: If i want to add in a single post that custom-type with different informations for about x times...how should I do this? Example: Let's ...
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How to add meta boxes to the 'Add new post' screen?

I want the user to fill in a form (when they create a new blog post). The results of the form should be embedded within the new blog post. So I am trying to think of the best way of coding this. Meta ...
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How do you remove a Category-style (hierarchical) taxonomy metabox?

I was wondering if someone can help me with this. I'm currently following Shibashake's tutorial about creating custom meta-boxes that include taxonomy selection here: ...
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Add additional data to a specific taxonomy term when used in a post

If I'm using a custom post type for a Movie or a TV show episode, I may use a taxonomy for "actors" and assign all the actors related to the work to it, but I'm not sure how, besides of that, I can ...
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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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Is there an easy way to make a meta box have the tabs like the Categories meta box has?

My question is pretty much summed up in the title. I'm dropping a meta box in the New Post / Edit Post admin page, and I want to be able to set it up with tabs like the Categories meta box has. I ...
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Set Edit Post meta boxes inactive

I'm simply looking to set certain meta boxes inactive. I know about remove_meta_box() but I only want to make them inactive so that the user is still able to turn them back on from the screen options ...