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

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Properly add an upload media button in a meta box field

i have a custom post which has a meta tag that needs to be using a file upload (for video files). I am wondering, what is the correct way of adding an Upload button that points to the wordpress media ...
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Hiding Metabox from Screen Options Pull Down

I've created a Custom Post Type (CPT) which has 2 metaboxes. On the Edit Page for the CPT, the screen options pull down (at top) displays the metaboxes and gives the user the option to "Show on ...
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Sort posts of custom_post_type according other post_type with metabox

I'll try to be as specific as possible because it's a bit confusing what I require. I'm trying to make a connection between two post_types with the help of a Metabox; This Metabox is showing in ...
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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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Nested Meta boxes?

I am trying to set up a plugin that will add a meta box to the posts admin page asking one simple question: How many authors will add their 2 cents? The question is in a dropdown with a possible 4 ...
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Display custom meta box in my template file

Need help displaying my custom meta boxes on a template file. Following a tutorial Here's the code from my functions.php: function get_custom_field( $value ) { global $post; $custom_field = ...
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How to HIDE everything in PUBLISH metabox except Move to Trash & PUBLISH button

I have a custom post type (called contacts). Since this post type is not working like a post, I don't want to show SAVE DRAFT, PREVIEW, Status, Visibility or Publish Date. The only options I want to ...
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Add custom action in post type

I use the http://www.deluxeblogtips.com/meta-box Metabox plugin and I want to add a custom action in a post type like the publish button ? when admin click on this button I want to send an email to ...
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WPAlchemy Metabox rewriting slug

So here's my problem: I've created a Custom Post Type called "Projects". I've successfully added several metaboxes via WPAlchemy already. Those work fine. Where I'm having a problem is when I create a ...
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Using POST method in meta box, no results

I'm having trouble figuring out what's going wrong with my code. I created a meta box for a custom post type (project) that adds people to the project via the edit project page. The box also displays ...
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Media upload freezes according to metabox order

I created a custom post type and 3 metaboxes for it in the admin section. It looks great and the admin panel for that custom post has, indeed, the 3 boxes. These boxes have all the same code (with a ...
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Meta box not displaying properly

I am creating a plugin that will display list of a few posts at the bottom of each post. I created a meta box which content will be displaying with the each list of posts. Problem is, if I give ...
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How to hide, and not to remove the attributes metabox?

I need to hide, and not to remove the attributes meta box in the backend. The following code is removing the metabox: function hide_meta_box_attributes() { remove_meta_box('pageparentdiv', 'post', ...
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Meta Data for Custom Post Type not saving

I'm in the process of building a custom plugin, and I'm having trouble saving meta data for the custom post type. The boxes display correctly in the editor, but when I click Publish or Save Draft, the ...
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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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Default value in wordpress metabox

I would like to set as default 'small_post_size' on my metabox options. I set 'std' options but it doesn't work. Can you help me? $meta_boxes[] = array( 'id' => 'post_size', ...
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Custom carousel with meta box data

I have a custom meta box carousel which I have working, The only problem im having is it is only looping through one picture, the same image is shown on the slides. Can someone please point me in the ...
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Get meta value from blog page

How to get meta vaules from page set to be the main post page? I have a template that shows sidebar that is chosen in the meta box of every page/post. I'm getting the value like this: $options = ...
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How to insert Gallery shortcode to a meta box

When we create a Image Gallery from the Media Modal Box and click on "Insert Gallery" button, the gallery shortcode is added to the main text area. Is there a way to detect which Post Format is ...
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Use meta boxes inside an archive page template for Woocommerce

I'm creating my own Wordpress theme, and I'm trying to make it compatible with Woocommerce. I understand pretty much everything about theming woocommerce, including copying the template files and ...
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Meta Box Only in CPT Edit Page, Not in Add New

I have a CTP named leads and have 2 metaboxes added to the CPT new/edit screen. I need to have one of them only in edit screen, not in add new. Played with the codes provided in couple of answers, ...
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Display multiple “save draft button” on a post edit

I am aware of the submit_button() and get_submit_button() function, but can I call a "save draft" button on the same way? I have a very long "edit post page" and would like to display the save draft ...
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Displaying Metabox value (custom post type taxonomy)

I have been stuck on this for days, reading articles and articles and nothing works. I am trying to display the value of my metabox on a template page. I successfully added the metabox, and I see ...
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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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get_post_meta is returning image id

I'm using this script to get image filename, stored in a custom meta called background: $background = get_post_meta( '22', 'background', true ); echo $background; But it is returning the id of the ...
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Inserting image into meta box row using jQuery - always adds to first row

I'm having a problem with inserting images into a custom post type meta box. I have a button that adds a row to the DIV and you click on the Select Image button to use the WordPress media selector. ...
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need help to Arabic text in WordPress in textarea

I am doing a worpdress theme which is in Arabic language. When I write anything in Arabic. It turn into u0646u0646u0646. This appear in custom meta box here my code :- function ...
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How to connect imported metabox content with media library id

i created metabox with media gallery id with it. i don't see any reverence on codex or anything that can point me how to connect my metabox content with media library id during import process. i try ...
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Resetting admin post form on JS validation fail

I've got a custom plugin with a metabox and dynamic form (the user can ask for more elements of the form), with jQuery Validation plugin working great. The problem is when the validation comes back ...
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Use Tag input metabox style for Categories

I am using Categories to create news timelines, For example http://newslines.org/misha-collins/ (check the cloud at the bottom of the page for more examples) The problem is in the Add Post screen. ...
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Metabox repeating fields - radio buttons not saving correctly

I have multiple radio buttons set up inside of a metabox in a custom post type. I have created the metabox like so: add_action('admin_init', 'add_meta_boxes', 1); function add_meta_boxes() { ...
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Meta Tags by Meta Box

I have successfully added custom meta tags to metaboxes on my pages. The issue I am having is when the metabox has no data it is still showing in the html. This is the code I have got, does anyone ...
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Save checkbox value in metabox

I created metabox for specific page template. Now I need to save checked or unchecked value of my checkbox. How can I do that? This is my code: add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'add_home_meta'); ...
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How include the “text/visual” tabs in your own wp_editor instance?

I've made some meta boxes which use the wp_editor to create the textareas. When someone is on any page in the admin interface and moves from "visual" tab to "text" tab, all my wp_editor boxes show ...
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Custom metabox value not saving

I have a custom meta box on a custom post-type. I've followed this tutorial but can't get the value I enter to save, I'm guessing I've referenced to something incorrectly. I've looked at the other ...
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What is the index [0] for on post meta fields?

Trying to improve my PHP knowledge through test and try! I am confused on [0] arguments at following WordPress PHP code global $post; $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID); $price = ...
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Custom post-type metabox position

I'm pretty new to Wordpress development, I'm learning about custom post types, custom taxonomies & meta boxes at the moment, following various tutorials online. So please forgive any mistakes! ...
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lock meta box position on post edit screen for contributors

Our website has an open system for contributors (WP User Role) to add news and calendar content to the site. I'd like to set and lock the position of the content and meta boxes on the post edit ...
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Help with my first Metabox helper class

I'm working on a metabox helper class and everything works well, but the radio image field. The images show up, but they aren't clickable. // Print radio_image input. private function ...
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Posts 2 Posts Custom Admin Box Functionality

I’m using Posts 2 Posts plugin to connect 3 CPTs - Speaker, Session and Event. A user can create a new Session from the Event editor, but that only allows them to specify a title. I’d like them to ...
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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 ...