I'm troubled with a custom metabox, could someone give me a helping hand? I've got a custom post type which uses it, but unfortunately it's not storing the data into the database.

Any clue?

   add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'beef_meta_box_add' );
    function beef_meta_box_add()
add_meta_box( 'beef-metabox', 'Custom Product Settings', 'beef_meta_box_cb', 'product', 'normal', 'high' );}

    function beef_meta_box_cb()
 global $post;
$values = get_post_custom( $post->ID );
$price = isset( $values['beef_meta_box_price'] ) ? $values['beef_meta_box_price'] : '';
     wp_nonce_field( 'beef_meta_box_nonce', 'meta_box_nonce' );
    <label for="beef_meta_box_price">price n stuff</label>
    <input type="text" name="beef_meta_box_price" id="beef_meta_box_price" value="<?php echo $price; ?>" />

    add_action( 'save_post', 'beef_meta_box_save' );

    function beef_meta_box_save( $post_id )
if( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE ) return;

if( !isset( $_POST['meta_box_nonce'] ) || !wp_verify_nonce( $_POST['meta_box_nonce'], 'beef_meta_box_nonce' ) ) return;

if( !current_user_can( 'edit_post' ) ) return;

$allowed = array( 
    'a' => array(
        'href' => array()

if( isset( $_POST['beef_meta_box_price'] ) )
    update_post_meta( $post_id, 'beef_meta_box_price', wp_kses( $_POST['beef_meta_box_price'], $allowed ) );

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Are you sure it isn't saving the values to the DB? Perhaps it's just not displaying the previously saved values in your form?

$values = get_post_custom( $post->ID );

This is what you are using to get your meta - but this returns a multi-dimensional array. Therefore when accessing your beef_meta_box_price value, you need to use $values['beef_meta_box_price'][0]. Alternatively, replace get_post_custom (which returns all meta for the post) with get_post_meta:

$beef_meta_box_price = get_post_custom( $post->ID, 'beef_meta_box_price', true );

This way you don't get an array, just a string.

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