I am using a frontend form to create posts in a custom post type (Everything is working fine excepts custom fields). I tried for hours to figure out, how i can show custom field value from the form in the post.

this is how i put the field values in the post.

    add_filter('quform_post_process_1', function (array $result, Quform_Form $form) {    
    $title = $form->getValue('quform_1_22');    
    $content = $form->getValue('quform_1_23'); 
    $add = $form->getValue('quform_1_24');

    $post = array(
        'post_title' => $title,
        'post_content' => $content,
        'post_type' => 'events',
        'post_status' => 'publish',
        'post_custom_field' => $add // this is the custom field which is not working


    return $result;
}, 10, 2);

When i try to show a custom field like 'post_custom_field' its not working.

This code is within the archive.php for my custom post type

        <?php while ( have_posts() ) : ?>
            <?php the_post(); ?>
                echo get_post_field('post_custom_field');

Refer to the parameters section in the documentation for wp_insert_post.

Custom fields (meta data) must be passed in the form of a key/value array with the parameter name 'meta_input'.


'post_custom_field' => $add


'meta_input' => array( 'post_custom_field' => $add )

To show the value, use the get_post_meta function. get_post_field is only for the native fields in the posts table, not for custom meta data.

echo get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'post_custom_field', true );

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