Hey guys, I'm building a portfolio (which is a custom post type) and I want to store the date of the projects. I can achieve it the "regular" way with a meta box but I would like a "datepicker" or something like it.

Any idea how?

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You want the easy way? Install the More Fields plugin and create your custom field using that. One of the field types is a datepicker: select that when creating the custom field and you've got a datepicker.

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  • 'More Fields' datepicker is just another metabox :(
    – dani
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 17:26
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    Found out that 'Custom Field Template' plugin works better! :) But still, I would rather use a "date" meta box instead of Custom Fields. If anyone has a solution for it…
    – dani
    Commented Mar 18, 2011 at 19:50
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    Anything in a meta box(pretty much anything anyway) is going to be getting saved as post meta, anything you use is essentially going to be meta(a custom field) under the hood.
    – t31os
    Commented Mar 19, 2011 at 13:09
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    ... unless of course you add a new column to the wp_posts table, which is not a good idea, in the long run.
    – scribu
    Commented Apr 17, 2011 at 18:11

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