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

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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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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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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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Limit checklist by the current user

Bare with me as I explain this. I'm adding an Assistant Editor feature to my multiple author platform. In the box that appears in post-edit page, the Editors can tick which task that they have done ...
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How to set default metaboxes on user creation?

Just for repetition's sake, I want to do the following: I need to set custom fields and the excerpt metaboxes for WP default Posts post type when a new user is created. I know that by default WP ...
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Change Default Custom Fields Metabox Name

I found that the title of the meta box cannot change via the cctm plugin. It shows "Custom Fields" as default, which is pretty annoying to see. Image So I decided to change it in function.php, here ...
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meta_box or custom_field as a second tinymce post-instance?

probably a rather weird question but I have no idea if this is possible or not!? I created a custom-post-type to handle events. An event always has a future date but once this date is over I want to ...
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How can I include meta box content when searching?

When I search on my site it currently doesn't search the content in my custom meta boxes. How can I include this content when searching? I'm registering my meta boxes as follows: ...
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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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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 ...
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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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Custom metabox translation

I have created a custom post types and added some custom metaboxes and now I am wondering witch translation plugin I use for my site? I don't have experience with none of them, so I don't know who ...
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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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How to make open/closed and hidden/shown metaboxes status saved on a per-post basis?

My real problem is a bit complex, so I'll try here to abstract it and keep it simple. I'm working on a custom app based on WordPress. I registered a custom post type, let's call it "people" where I ...
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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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Changing Top Level Items into Radio Buttons in the Categories Meta Box?

I know it is possible to change the WordPress category list to radio buttons in the admin panel for posts, but I would like to make the just the Parents radio buttons and the sub categories or ...
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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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Removing meta boxes: remove-meta_box() or unset()?

I've seen two ways to remove meta boxes: remove_meta_box() and unset(). function TEST_remove_dashboard_widgets(){ remove_meta_box( 'dashboard_recent_comments', 'dashboard', 'normal' ); } ...
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Add custom option to Standard Page Attributes Meta Box

I'd like to add a simple checkbox option to the exsisting standard Page Attributes Meta Box. Is there an obvious/intended way to do that using the WordPress API, rather than registering a new ...
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Upload multiple images in a custom metabox

I am new to theme development. I am trying to create a custom metabox that has the ability to upload a image. I am doing this on a page not a post. I want to output the images (multiple) onto the page ...
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How do I remove all the metaboxes for a custom post type?

What's an effective way of removing all the meta boxes for a specific post type in Wordpress? The only solution for removing metaboxes at all that I've found seems to be the remove_meta_box() ...
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all tincymce's switch when updating page after changing from html to text in custom metabox

I have a custom metabox which uses wp_editor and when i switch to text editor instead of visual the main content tinymce also changes to text view when i update. I was wondering am i doing something ...
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Add script to footer - on post editor

How do you add a script on the footer of the post editor ? I'm adding a meta box under the post editor and I need to include a javascript before the closing body tag (on the footer) How do I achieve ...
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Removing custom meta box added in parent theme

I am using a child theme, and wish to change one of the meta boxes defined in the parent theme. The meta box is for 'pages' only. I tried using the remove_meta_box in my functions.php, but it has no ...
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Why is `add_meta_box` not working?

I'm trying to add some meta fields to a WPSC product using the following code: /** * data callback */ function abc_callback($object, $box) { echo 'callback executed!'; } /** * add custom ...
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Metabox nonce PHP notice

I've been getting a notice when I try to add a new post in two different taxonomies, in one i use a custom meta box and in the other not, however the notice appears for both when trying to add a new ...
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Conditional Meta Boxes

I am creating multiple meta boxes in WordPress, and I want the user to be able to toggle certain boxes on or off. So, they click a radio button (in a separate meta box), update the options, and an ...
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How to attach Links into page/post or custom post type?

I need to create or use an existing 3rd party plugin to attach any links (one or more) to a page, post or post-type from the WP link manager: http://example.com/wp-admin/link-manager.php I need a ...
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Cleanest way to code “Custom Write Panels/Meta Boxes”?

As with anything in Wordpress it seems there are 20 way to do something, but after several weeks of extensive searching I really haven't found more then a couple tutorials floating around that really ...
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Correct way to make meta box with more than one meta field secure

I used several online tutorials to make a plugin that has a meta box that contains more than one field. It seems to work fine and save the data however I just want to ensure that my plugin is secure. ...
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How to access global $wp_meta_boxes variable on front-end?

Is there a way to take the global $wp_meta_boxes variable to be used in the front-end? Currently the $wp_meta_boxes is accessible on specific admin pages only. I've found a similar question about ...
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Wordpress metabox file upload in custom post [duplicate]

I'm relatively new to wordpres development and am stuck at this issue. I have created a custom post type which shows up in the admin menu. I need a metabox in it with a file upload field. The metabox ...
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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' => ...
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Access the environment of an admin page from another admin page

I've been busy thinking about a problem, and so far I didn't find a solution to it. The abstract scenario On admin page A, I would like to print the value of a (global) variable—in the context ...
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Create custom field key upon theme activation

Upon theme activation I want to create an 'URL' key for the custom fields. Like in . I know who to run functions when a theme is activated, I don't know how to create this custom field key though. ...
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Saving metabox repeatable fields

This is a code that I'm adapting from https://gist.github.com/2057532. The problem is that I'm not being able to save the content from the new fields that I created. I had checked the other questions ...
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Embed 'New Post' Form Inside 'New Post' Form

Is it possible to embed a 'New Post' form for one Custom Post Type inside of a 'New Post' form for another Custom Post Type? When a user adds a new post for the custom type 'Event', they should also ...
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How to Create an Image Upload Box for Custom Posts?

Is it possible to have an image upload box in a Custom Post Type? I would like the user to be able to upload specific images just for the CPT.
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Post Meta not saving when have empty post

Hi I created a meta box on the post, page and project post types. The meta boxes save their data well on every post type. However I have a slight problem, when I create a new post and just enter a ...
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TinyMCE in Custom Metabox not loaded after upgrading from WP 3.1.4 to WP 3.2

I want something very simple: a custom metabox with a TinyMCE editor in it. The following code help me achieve that easily in 3.1.4: add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'add_metaname_box'); function ...
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Get the term id belonging to custom taxonomy on a custom single-post-type.php template page

I have custom post-type 'sermon' with custom taxonomy 'speaker' attached to it. I wanted to assign custom meta values to the speaker taxonomy, so I am using the taxonomy meta class from Rilwis: ...
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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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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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Metabox of one post influence setting on other

This great answer by David Gard allowed me to have a metabox sticky (checkbox) for posts that could only be set (checked) on one posts in the loop at a time. If post A has that meta box checked, then ...
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I'm able to export a post type with all items + metadata, but not seeing it when importing

I'm trying to export some of the post types that I have on my wordpress website. These post types have metaboxes with data. I am able to export the post types with that data succesfully. The problem ...
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Second select list values are not saved after clicking update

I have a select list in a metabox which value is saved successfully after clicking "Update" when editing post. Of course, the values are custom taxonomies. But i don't know how to add another select ...
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Custom post type's slug gets wrong when adding a custom meta box

I'm trying for hours now to find the error moving back and forth. I have a custom post type. Everything works fine until I add my custom meta box. Now suddenly the slug gets the title of one of ...
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Display metabox conditionally

I have searched left, right and center and believe that this does not exist as a built in option in WordPress; is there any way to, problematically, display (or not) a metabox in a custom post type ...
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Why does not my metabox save?

I know there are many questions about variants of this, but I have not been able to find an answer. I have a metabox on the post type page, containing nothing but a checkbox. It seems like it won't ...
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Script dependencies for post.js

I have already got the built in meta boxes displaying on the front, but some of them require the accompanying wp-admin/js/post.js to function correctly. I'd rather not rewrite anything here and just ...