I followed this tutorial to create custom metaboxes.

It seems like qtranslate enables you to use shortcodes almost everywhere. For example:

Post titles:

<!--:en-->Cheng Feng Enterprises<!--:--><!--:zh-->鄭峰企業<!--:--><!--:es-->Cheng Feng Compania<!--:-->


[:en]My name is Alex Chen.

I provide Spanish-English-Chinese

translation services in Taiwan.

<a href="mailto:[email protected]"><strong>I'm available for hire</strong></a>.


我提供西班牙語 - 英語 - 中國


<a href="mailto:[email protected]"><strong>我可供租用</strong></a>.

None of these methods work for custom metaboxes.

Has anyone successfully integrated qtranslate with custom metaboxes?

2 Answers 2


$meta = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'Meta', true );
$lan = qtrans_getLanguage();
$meta_lan = qtrans_use( $lan, $meta, true );
echo $meta_lan;


then enter your custom field data using the qtranslate comments:


In the output of your metabox in the page you want this to appear in you should wrap it in __().

Maybe something like this:

echo __( get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'your_field' ) );
  • Thank you, this worked for me. I'm using the Genesis framework, so I used echo __(genesis_get_custom_field('my_custom_field'));
    – Eystein
    Apr 26, 2013 at 11:12
  • 1
    note: echo __() is the same as _e()
    – janw
    Mar 22, 2016 at 10:31

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