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

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Add TinyMCE to CPT metaboxes in 3.1?

Been looking around for an alternative to this method: http://allcreatives.net/2011/02/02/using-the-native-wordpress-tinymce-wysiwyg-editor-with-your-custom-post-meta-textareas/ To add the WYSIWYG ...
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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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Admin auto-refresh is interfering with Firebug — how to prevent it?

I'm developing a plugin that adds a metabox to the post editing page. When I try to debug it with Firebug, about every 15 seconds the Firebug display refreshes as though the page has reloaded. This ...
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How to add multiple images to custom post type?

I would like to create a simple plugin to add multiple images to a custom post type. I have created a plugin to add a single image to a custom post type, but I am unable to figure out how to add ...
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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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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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How to keep a check box in custom meta box for custom post type checked by default for add new post?

In my custom plugin, I have a custom post type and have a custom meta box for it. I have few fields in it, one of it is a check box. I want this check box to be checked by default when I go for a add ...
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How to add multiple featured image in meta box in post editor?

I would like to add multiple featured image in meta box in post editor area apart from default available featured image. I have added the meta box but i have no idea on adding the featured image ...
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Custom Post Type with metaboxes (no content) only?

I have a Custom Post Type called "cities". Each city has: Name, Population, Coordinates and so forth. I don't want users to be able to add their custom content there (using wp-content editor, HTML or ...
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How to Display Custom Meta Box only on Specific Page IDs

I am using Magic Fields 2 for custom meta boxes and custom fields, but this situation pertains to any meta box. I have a custom meta box that I want to display on only 3 specific page IDs. function ...
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Woocommerce with metabox plugin

I'm using woocommerce as my e-commerce solution and the metabox plugin ( http://www.deluxeblogtips.com/meta-box/ ) to make my life a lot easier when implementing meta boxes. I've never had any issues ...
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Why do I lose the content of meta boxes when I leave the page?

So I've been coding a theme and I'm working on a custom post type. When I edit a custom post and save the changes (click Update) everything is ok. But - I noticed that when I leave the Edit page open ...
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wp_editor and WPAlchemy messes up tags when updating

when using wp_editor, I paste my text in the visual editor. If I switch to HTML editor, all of my tags are there. So far, no problem. When I update the thing, all of my tags appear in my visual editor ...
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Advanced Custom Fields

I am using the Advanced custom fields plugin to add a upload image option to a page, but I am wondering if there is a way so that, when I output it to a theme with <img src="<?php ...
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Show add_meta_box by selecting a specific category

In my plugin I want to display an add_meta_box under the WYSISWYG in the new post page, which is no problem and works fine. But the box should only appear when a specific category (example: category ...
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Change the post date from a meta box

I'm having a problem with updating the post_date in a custom function I've written. I'm trying to change the "post_date" to my custom "meta_date" value. Here is the function: function ...
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Is it possible to create a post using a metabox?

I am trying to create a post (well, in the end, multiple posts) from a metabox using the 'save_post' hook. I executed the script once, creating 3900 or so new posts before I crawled into posts.php and ...
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Change headline text for post thumbnail meta box

How can I change the headline text for the post thumbnail meta box in the edit post screen?
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Add Meta Box not showing on New Post - Custom meta box not showing

This issue has plagued me over a couple projects. I used the default Wordpress class-based template provided in the Codex to start, and built outward. The only issue I face is that my custom meta ...
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Meta box dropdown of custom posts

I am trying to display a dropdown select metabox on the "add new" page of a custom post type which displays a drop down list of titles from a separate custom post type ( it's an effort to relate the ...
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How do I stop HTML entities in a custom meta box from being un-htmlentitied?

I have a custom meta box that is supposed to accept HTML, but the text I'm trying to input contains both double and single quotes (and ampersands), and it's messing up the saved data - each time I ...
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What are 'authors' in Wordpress, and is there an author 'metabox class' available anywhere?

I am trying to outline a new project where I want to give my users the ability to customize their 'profile' pages in my website theme. Concepts like adding in their own background images, choosing ...
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How to modify Publish metabox?

I'm trying to remove "Pending Review" (Status) and "Password protected" (Visibility) options from Publish metabox. Any ideas how can I do it?
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Change Metabox Title

Anyone know of a way to change the title of the core Wordpress metaboxes on a post edit screen? I'm trying to alter the title of the "Featured Image" metabox and have found a way to edit the contents ...
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Where did the Add New Custom Field go?

In the latest version of WP it's gone. Why?
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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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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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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 Move the Author Metabox into the “Publish” metabox?

About a year ago I remember seeing a plugin or some code which allowed you to add an author dropdown menu to the post "publishing" metabox instead of it being on its own. I can't seem to find this ...
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Understanding and using metaboxes in posts

I am developing my first theme that is not dependent on a parent theme but I am running into some back-end problems. I'm trying to add a metabox to all posts that are being written. This question is ...
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Wordpress 4 and wp_editor() Not Showing Visual/Text tabs

I use wordpress a lot, i develop for it a lot too! I have a client website that i have added 10 custom meta boxes to the post edit screen in functions.php . All the meta boxes have an editor using ...
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update_post_meta and get_post_meta not working

I am trying to get the input from a textbox and display it upon update. I don't know if the update_post_meta or get_post_meta is causing the problem. Code //Metabox Hook ...
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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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Custom Taxonomy as checkbox or dropdown

I have registered a custom tax to my CPT. On the edit screen the tax meta box appears with an autocomplete field. Is it possible to display it as checkboxes or dropdown instead?
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Customize Plugin

I am trying to create custom welcome panel in dashboard for WP and can't see where I went wrong. It's not allowing me to add html.
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How to remove a metabox from menu editor page?

I am not sure if it is much different for any page but I am wondering how to remove a metabox from the appearance>menu page without having to go into the wordpress core files and remove it. Is there ...
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Create custom PAGE with register_post_type

The following code in functions.php outputs a post when I publish, not a Page: // custom post_type for agenda add_action( 'init', 'create_my_post_types' ); function create_my_post_types() { ...
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List of Posts in a Custom Field

I have a question. I have a custom post type called Place. I have a situation that there can be place in place. I want to have a custom field parent_place where I could choose a parent of place. The ...
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Undefined index: at_nonce in custom post metabox

I'm getting this error with my custom post metabox. The custom post and metabox works fine, but if i have debug on and when i try to save any other page or post, i will get an error: Notice: ...
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Show how many images are attached to a post/page on compose page

On the front-end, I'm using a query to show all attachments attached to the current post. However, on the compose page, there's no way for a user to see how many images are attached without opening up ...
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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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Trying to limit access to custom meta box without success

I have this meta box that I have added to my site: // Assistant Editor Box add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'assistant_editor_box' ); function assistant_editor_box() { add_meta_box( ...
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Get Order of Meta Box in a Page/Post

I'm using the Posts 2 Posts plugin specifically, but I think this applies to any meta box. I have three Posts 2 Posts metaboxes on the side: "Related Case Studies", "Related White Papers" and ...
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special characters after saving draft interpreted as �

I am trying to create posts in hindi language. These characters UÉeÉMÑüqÉÉU after saving/publishing are interpreted as U�e�M��q��U. Though, the special characters are stored with no change in the ...
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How to create a metabox that will list all my pages in a dropdown selector?

I would like to have a metabox for the user to be able to select from a dropdown list one page from the website. I need to save the user choice, so I can use it later. So, my question is how can I ...
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Creating Custom Meta Boxes on Plugin Option Page

Right in my main plugin file, wp-email-capture.php I am calling this:- add_action( 'admin_init', 'wp_email_capture_add_custom_boxes'); This calls this function:- function ...
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Alternative to esc_textarea

I need an alternative function to use with textareas in meta boxes instead of esc_textarea. The problem is that when I use this function with textarea's it removes line breaks and paragraphs. Is ...
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Using My-Meta-Box-Class plugin, how is 'Date' value stored?

I've created some custom fields in a custom post type using the my-meta-box-class plugin which comes with a built in 'date' type of meta box input. I'm having a hard time ordering my custom posts by ...
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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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Changing the priority of a custom taxonomy's metabox

I'm creating a new custom taxonomy (not a custom post type). On the edit post page, this custom taxonomy is showing up above all of my other meta boxes. I'd like it to sink down lower in the group. ...