I'm using the above tutorial to build custom portfolio pages. The custom portfolio pages are working... but I can't figure out how to display the Website URL I enter in my custom post meta field (website_url).

Shouldn't <?php echo $website_url; ?> work?

How do I call specific post meta? The normal call for all post_meta is <?php the_meta(); ?>, but what if I just want to call a specific piece of it (website_url in this example)?

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you can use <?=$website_url?> in the portfolio template like

<strong>URL: </strong><a href="<?=$website_url?>"><?=$website_url?></a>

to make it like follow

Template Name: Portfolio
<?php get_header(); ?>
    <div id="content">
        $loop = new WP_Query(array('post_type' => 'portfolio', 'posts_per_page' => 10)); 
    <?php while ( $loop->have_posts() ) : $loop->the_post(); ?>
        $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID);
        $screenshot_url = $custom["screenshot_url"][0];
        $website_url = $custom["website_url"][0];
        <div id="portfolio-item">
        <h1><?php the_title(); ?></h1>
        <a href="<?=$website_url?>"><?php the_post_thumbnail(); ?> </a>
        <strong>URL: </strong><a href="<?=$website_url?>"><?=$website_url?></a>
        <?php the_content(); ?>
        <?php endwhile; ?>  
        </div><!-- #content -->
<?php get_footer(); ?>

You can change the placement to match your standers

  • did you find it use full if so please mark it as a correct answer. Nov 5, 2011 at 6:58

Assuming you are inside the loop:

$website_url = get_post_meta( $post->ID, 'website_url', true );

Where $post->ID is the id of the current post. Either accessed by the $post global or the_ID() / get_the_ID() or some other method.

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