On my last Wordpress 3 projects I successfully used custom post types and taxonomies coding the implementation by myself. As regards to custom write panels, I always used the more fields plugin without any problem.

Now I am developing a whole new theme which needs to be totally independent from that plugin therefore I need to add the custom write panels only by coding.

I did a lot of searching but I was not able to find a good tutorial about it.

Any suggestion?

Thank you


I always loved this article mainly for the reason that its about creating a class to use for your metaboxes.

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  • Good call, I've come back to that post quite a few times over the last year or so. Definitely a great resource! – Dalton Rooney Mar 14 '11 at 19:11
  • I've extended and custimaized that class, i'll post it when i'll get home. – Bainternet Mar 14 '11 at 19:21
  • It looks like what I was looking for... here is a snapshot of what I mean for "custom write panel"... they are all probably called metaboxes ;) – Mirko Mar 14 '11 at 22:06
  • @Mirko - yep, in the WordPress language they are called meta boxes. – Bainternet Mar 14 '11 at 23:26

http://voodoopress.com/2011/03/adding-meta-boxes-to-your-post-screen/ I'm not sure if my writing is good enough, but here is an attempt I made on explaining meta boxes

Are meta boxes what you are looking for? I'm not crystal on to what exactly you are referring by write panels

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  • Here is a screeshot link, are they all called metaboxes? – Mirko Mar 14 '11 at 22:02
  • Yup, they are meta boxes. My link (and a few other posts on my site there) cover it in pretty good detail. How to add them, how to use the data, etc. – Rev. Voodoo Mar 15 '11 at 13:40

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