I am successfully able to create a number of custom metaboxes. There are a number of tutorials online that help with that.

My question is how to include embedded options in a custom metabox?

So, what are embedded options? Well, if you take the "Publish Post" metabox, for example, this is what you will see:

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Notice that if you click on the "Edit" link that is circled in red in the image above, this is what you will end up with:

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Those are what I call embedded options (I do not know the term for them, so I came up with that name). And what I want to do is something similar. I know I can achieve that with JavaScript/AJAX, but I like to know if there are already pre-written methods in WordPress and a process to follow for creating that part of the metabox so that I do not re-invent the wheel.


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After a long investigation, it turned out that there isn't any WordPress method that generates that information via methods/functions. That functionality should be built manually. For example, for the "publish post" metabox which contains the required functionality above, the code is listed here


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