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

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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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Save checkboxes of a metabox with a foreach loop (invalid argument)

I'm new to Wordpress plugin development and I'm trying to create a list of checkboxes (from a WP Query) to associate as custom fields for a specific post type. Nothing wrong with the display function, ...
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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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1 column admin screen options - move submitdiv to bottom

I'm using this code. add_filter('meta-box-order_post','one_column_for_all'); function one_column_for_all($result, $option, $user){ $result['normal'] = ...
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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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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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Can custom fields be added without a meta box?

I'm building a custom post type entry screen (in code). I would like to have my fields display without a meta box surrounding them, so that they look more like the user profile page. Is that ...