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

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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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Related posts meta_query CPT

i have two post type "Artists" and "Songs", in "Songs" i have a meta box with checkbox list of "Artists" names. i want to show related posts if any post have same value of post meta with artist ...
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Check for and enforce unique value in user-entered custom meta field in WP Admin

I am trying to figure out how, on a new or edit post screen, to allow the user to enter a custom meta item, BUT force it to be unique. Ideally the process would work like so: Contributor logs into ...
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Post.php - Conditional statements for new post and edit post

This question came up when creating a custom meta box for the edit.php page. Is there a conditional statement to target posts that are already exist vs posts that are not created yet? The idea: If ...
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Image X or Image Y Based on Meta-Box Input Value

I have a meta box for a film review test site I'm trying to build. I have 3 fields in my meta box, they are $director, $starring and $rating. I want to take the rating, and put it into a page ...
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Sizing textarea field in custom metabox

Here's the code for a custom metabox. Very simply, how would I resize the textarea box? I'd like to add an expression such as cols="50" rows="5". // Echo out the field echo '<p>Enter the ...
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The Best Way to always load the newest version of 3rd party code

There is a class for plugins and themes that makes custom meta boxes easier to develop called cmb_Meta_Box from Custom-Metaboxes-and-Fields-for-WordPress at ...
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Why my meta boxes won't show in front post page?

I see it everywhere: in single post, in category archives etc, but in front page post not. I display the metaboxes in this way: <?php if (get_post_meta($post->ID, 'test_1', true) != '' ) { ...
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meta box on custom post type

Okay I have look on the site and need more help! I am adding Learndash to my site and need a meta box to show on their custom post type pages. Here is the meta box code I have which works fine for ...
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How to Create Dynamic Fields in a Meta Box?

Could someone explain me with a little example how create a button that creates a new custom field dynamically? I'm working on a plugin and using add_meta_box, I need an input box ...
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How do I position meta_box on post edit screen after the title?

I am displaying a div in the Edit Post screen using add_meta_box(). This function provides very limited positioning options via "priority" and "context" params and these are not sufficient for my ...
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WP_List_Table inside metabox not working on submit

I'm trying to display a WP_List_table inside a metabox. The metabox is for a custom taxonomy called 'service' which is registered to a custom post type called 'office'. The table columns contain input ...
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Calling Data from Custom Meta Box

I have created a custom meta box which I have pasted in functions.php (minus the <?php call of course) I have two fields in this meta box, one is labeled 'Primary Title' and the other is labeled ...
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Support Multiple featured images

I've created a WordPress theme where in one of my pages I need to use two feature images, I know already how to add support for the featured image and I'm using it. My need is how to add a second ...
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wp_generate_attachment_metadata gives me an empty array

I have a custom post type and a metabox with a file input. I can insert the attachment, but I can't update the attachment metadata and I don't know how to fix it because I don't receive any error. ...
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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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add_post_meta Adds post meta but the value is blank

My plugin uses a metabox to save post meta. I have three option in the metabox. Everything is saving/updating/deleting correctly except for this: add_post_meta( $post_id, $meta_key_duration, ...
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URL field in metabox with page links select

I am building my first metabox and I need to add special field when user can write your own link (URL) to outside page (with http://) or select existing page/post. If user selected that he want to add ...
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Add metabox with media uploader in a custom post type [duplicate]

I need to create a "media uploader metabox" and add it to my custom post type. I've already create normal metaboxes, the function to add to the custom post type and the function to save them, I only ...
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Adding a meta box to determine the sidebar [closed]

I was trying to customize my WordPress, and I have added some custom meta boxes (it adds custom field) to add values in it, but I don't know how to do this one... I want to a Meta Box, which will be ...
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Hide custom metabox value from custom fields

Before I ask the question, I tried to added _ to the custom field, but it's not working, at least with my code. I just want to hide the value of my meta box from appearing in the custom fields. When ...
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Serialization problem after auto-update

I am having a problem with WP serialization. To cut a long story short: the problem appeared two months after the site launch. All the strings of text that were stored as a theme_option or as a meta ...
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New WP_Query loop in admin causes problems

I am working on a project where I have a custom post type 'companies' and on this edit page in the Wordpress admin I have some custom made meta boxes, for saving company information, opening hours, ...
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Repeatable custom meta fields

I am working on creating custom meta boxes for the back-end of WordPress. I would like to add a metabox with several fields, in my case an image upload and a text input, but with a button that can ...
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Selecting a dynamic sidebar via metabox in wordpress

I am developing a wordpress theme where are 3 sideboxes. I want to select a sidebox through metabox in my admin page so that particular sidebar shows up in front-end. My codes are:- In function ...
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Retrieving Meta from Image Attachment

I currently have added a meta box to the media library popup using the following: // ADD CUSTOM INFO INSIDE THE MEDIA LIBRARY function AddLibraryFields( $form_fields, $post ) { ...
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Add custom metabox in posts

I tried to add a custom meta box following some tutorials like this one but I don't why it doesn't saves any value in the box. There is my code: ...
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Hook on Add new category from post editor [duplicate]

How can I "hook" on Add new category metabox from post editor page? I need to add some default values to DB when adding new category
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Plugin “Meta Box”: Implementing meta boxes in custom post type

I am a WP beginner and see the potential of the "Meta Box" plugin (http://wordpress.org/plugins/meta-box/). I have already activated the plugin. So far I managed to upload the demo.php and to display ...
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Meta Boxes: 'admin_init' or 'add_meta_boxes' hook?

When setting up meta boxes in a custom post type I've been do so using the add_meta_boxes hook, e.g. add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'meta_box_setup'); function meta_box_setup() { add_meta_box( ...
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Wordpress - How to make cloning: description and picture

I use the plugin Meta Box Please, help me. I can not make cloning text with a picture when pressing the plus. Here is my code, only the text is cloned: $prefix = 'stepping_'; global $meta_boxes; ...
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Metabox Populated with a Custom Post Type - How to Output CPT based on Select?

I have a dropdown metabox populated with a custom post type, now in my template, I can get the value of the metabox output but what I really need is all the information stored from that selected CPT ...
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Humanmade CMB | How to use checkboxes and radio buttons

I would like some help or advise for using checkbox and radio fields in HM CMB class. Where I am so far I've been using the class to add all types of fields to my projects, with repeatable groups ...
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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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Remove a plugin meta box from the dashboard

I'm trying to remove the meta box that the Download Manager plugin creates, as it uses a hardcoded http iframe, caused a mixed content error in ssl. Here is the code that generates the meta box: ...
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show title if one of post meta exist

I have 4 metabox facebook, twitter, instagram, youtube with title "Follow Us". I am using this code to show facebook logo and link. So if there are a value in facebook metabox I got the logo and the ...
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display specific term based on custom post type in custom taxonomy metabox

I am using a custom taxonomy 'Categories' for more than one custom post types. While adding/editing a post in one of the custom post type, I want to show only specific TERMS under custom taxonomy ...
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Query a Custom Post Type to another CPT via Metabox

I apologize in advance, I searched for an answer before posting this question but didn't see it, I saw some variations but couldn't quite figure it out. I have 2 custom post types: Buildings and ...
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How to make duplicatable custom metabox fields for image slider in wp?

I want make duplicatable custom metabox fields for an image slider. For example: Image title field image upload filed add button for add another image. Remove button for remove this individual image ...
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Humanmade | Custom meta box class: How to display a repeatable meta box group?

I'm using the Humanmade | Custom meta box class to add meta boxes to my themes admin pages. I have integrated the class and have been enjoying the use of adding meta box's to my current projects ...
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Use Custom Field As Meta Box In Post

I recently asked on this forum how to create a beta box using custom field, which was answered but with a not so right answer, but it helped me. For example, there's a custom field that I use called ...
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Custom post type Featured Image popup not working

I added a custom post type with thumbnail support. When I navigate to the custom post type in the admin backend and add a new one, I can add a featured image. The problem is, when I click the link ...
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How to output data from meta box with cloned fields?

Just to let you know, i am at a beginner level with PHP, so please bear with me : ) Also, I looked at this post and I did not find it helpful in my case, so I am making a stab at it here. (Meta Box ...
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add_post_meta to repeatable metabox from frontend

I'm creating new post from wordpress frontnend. I have managed to create post using wp_insert_post & added single metabox values using add_post_meta successfully. but I'm unable to set values of ...
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WP Alchemy - stripping my paragraph tags from textarea metaboxes

I cant seem to get my custom Metaboxes to display paragraphs. Here is my code: page.php <?php // Custom Excerpt $custom_metabox = get_post_meta($post->ID,'_custom_meta',TRUE); ...
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Get fields from metabox array

In my functions I'm registering multiple metaboxes with custom fields. A single metabox array for instance, looks like this: In functions.php $meta_boxes[] = array( 'id' => 'general_info', ...
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Adding an extra parameter [string] to my posts' permalink?

I've been searching the internet for 6 hours now, so I decided to ask this in the forum and would appreciate every help. I just want my permalink to say (e.g. portfolio, post, etc) ...
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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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MetaBox Layout for all users

I was wondering : You are an administrator : when you re-order the layout of your meta-box, in a page, or in a post, this layout is saved with your user profil : for example you drag the category box ...
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Custom Meta Box - Multiple Checkbox for Users [closed]

My question is in regard to this article: http://wp.smashingmagazine.com/2012/01/27/limiting-visibility-posts-username/comment-page-1/#comment-154111 This article: creates a custom metabox the ...