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I implemented a custom field into one of my post formats called 'url'. When I enter a random string of characters into the field, it saves just fine and I display it in my template like this:

<h2><a href="<?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, url, true); ?>"><?php the_title(); ?></a></h2>

However, whenever I enter a URL into this field, i.e "http://wikipedia.org", the value doesn't save. What is going on here? Am I doing something wrong or do I have to treat URLs differently?

  • How you save post meta value save ... please show me the complete code – deemi-D-nadeem Nov 5 '15 at 6:28
  • To save a custom field value as post meta you don't need to write any code, just use the Advanced Custom Fields plugin. This plugin will allow you to create custom fields for a certain post type or post format and save them as post meta values. – user304165 Nov 6 '15 at 1:38
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After some testing, I figured out the issue. With the Advanced Custom Fields plugin, you have to make sure your field name is unique in order for it to save properly. For some reason, I had another custom field name called 'URL' that was interfering with my 'url' custom field. After changing the name of my custom field, it all works perfectly.

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