I want to reorder stuff in a custom post. I got the meta box and editor working together, but currently the editor is above the meta box
and I need it to be the other way around.

This is the code for my meta box:

// adding the meta boxes
add_action("admin_init", "tl_admin_init");
function tl_admin_init(){
  add_meta_box("testimonial_description-meta", __('Testimonial Description', 'sagive'), "testimonial_description", "testimonial", "normal", "core");

// getting, setting and displaying PROJECT DESCRIPTION meta box
function testimonial_description() {
    global $post; // this is a must!
    $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID); // this is a must!
    $testimonial_description = $custom["testimonial_description"][0];
    <textarea name="testimonial_description" style="width: 98%; height: 10em; " /><?php echo $testimonial_description; ?></textarea>
    <label><?php _e('Write a Simple 2 Line Description of your client testimonial without html for clean design.', 'sagive'); ?></label>

I tried removing the editor and re-instating after this function
but I guess that`s an over simplistic solution since it doesn't work.

I've removed the editor using this:

/* This will help me get rid of the editor */
function tl_remove_pages_editor(){
    remove_post_type_support( 'testimonial', 'editor' );
add_action( 'init', 'tl_remove_pages_editor' );

Then added it again using add_post_type_supports

Any suggestions anyone ?

  • -1 for the rollback. No meaning was lost, and readability was improved, see no reason to have rolled back the question.
    – t31os
    Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 14:50
  • you just went on my answers - answer by answer one at a time and changed them -** but only one char.. ** thats not nice.. i understand you like those badges man but comeon.. Then.. you went and -1 all my answers? - i dont mean to be rude but thats acting like a child.. i could have done the same but i dont really care enough :) - just didnt understand why you acted like that.. you seem like a guy that helps - whatever..
    – Sagive
    Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 2:33
  • What???.. I make edits to anyone and everyone's answers or questions(that's how Stack Exchange sites operate), i don't go about making edits to just your answers, despite whatever you may think i'm not giving you any special treatment.
    – t31os
    Commented Dec 4, 2011 at 21:32
  • this is probably what you're looking for :-) wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/38562/…
    – Dipesh KC
    Commented Oct 17, 2012 at 8:42
  • Another very similar question here: wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/36600/…
    – Simon East
    Commented Aug 29, 2014 at 1:52

4 Answers 4


This will allow the post editor to be moved like the other sortable post boxes.

function move_posteditor( $hook ) {
    if ( $hook == 'post.php' OR $hook == 'post-new.php' ) {
        wp_enqueue_script( 'jquery' );
        add_action('admin_print_footer_scripts', 'move_posteditor_scripts');

add_action( 'admin_enqueue_scripts', 'move_posteditor', 10, 1 );

function move_posteditor_scripts() {
    <script type="text/javascript">
        jQuery('#postdiv, #postdivrich').prependTo('#your_meta_box_id .inside' );
<?php }
  • 10x a lot man.. it took a little tingeling to work with my custom post type but that did the trick - you the man! :)
    – Sagive
    Commented Dec 3, 2011 at 22:46
  • 1
    This is a pretty evil hack but it does work well, remember to change #your_meta_box_id to the name of the metabox you created with: add_meta_box("your_meta_box_id", "Editor Title", array(&$this, "editor"), "your_post_type", "normal", "core");
    – Jona
    Commented Feb 10, 2012 at 15:52

This is the simplest method I have found.

When creating your metabox, simply set the context to "advanced". Then, latch on to the edit_form_after_title hook - print your meta boxes out there, then remove it so it doesn't appear twice.

// Move all "advanced" metaboxes above the default editor
add_action('edit_form_after_title', function() {
    global $post, $wp_meta_boxes;
    do_meta_boxes(get_current_screen(), 'advanced', $post);

Thanks to Andrew's solution here.

  • I like this one the best. Least amount of code. Thanks.
    – Ralphonz
    Commented Aug 31, 2016 at 18:06

This solution from WordPress.org forums worked perfectly for me and without any JS. I modified it to only target a single CPT, so in the code below replace {post-type} with the post type you want to target: post, page, my_custom_post_type, etc... (If that's confusing see the referenced link to .org for that standard page/post example)

add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'jb_make_wp_editor_movable', 0 );
function jb_make_wp_editor_movable() {
    global $_wp_post_type_features;
    if (isset($_wp_post_type_features['{post-type}']['editor']) && $_wp_post_type_features['{post-type}']['editor']) {
            '{post-type}', 'normal', 'high'
function jb_inner_custom_box( $post ) {

Have you tried to set $priority to high and change context?

If this is not helping - there is a hack you could use - which is to MOVE the editor INSIDE a meta-box and then you can place it as you like.

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