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I'm one of the contributors for the Meta Box Class here on Github (link) and before I get too deep, I wanted to ask if anyone knew of a straight forward way to allow users to add additional fields "on the fly", having an "add" button with a text field to add additional fields (i.e. list items). I've seen this done a few ways in the past, but I'm all for not reinventing the wheel.

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Agreed, I've seen it too, but I don't think there's any readily available API or method.

For me, I use a lick of jQuery;

<input type="text" class="list-item" name="list_items[]" />
<input type="button" class="button-secondary" id="add-list" />

<script type="text/javascript">
    ( function( $ ) {
        $( '#add-list' ).click( function() {
            var $item =  $( '.list-item:last' ), $new = $item.clone();
            $item.after( $new.val( '' ) );
        }
    })( jQuery );
</script>

Note that you might wanna tweak those selectors if you plan on having multiple 'instances' of these.

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take a look at the WP alchemy metabox class. Dimas has already sorted that out w/ his have_fields_and_multi setup

farinspace.com/wpalchemy-metabox/

  • yeah, I know they have it, but they've built their entire structure differently than I have. Not looking to swap out, rather, get it in the class I've developed. – Norcross Jun 30 '11 at 3:31

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