I created an options page to ad gigs as custom posts in my theme. This is in my functions.php

    $config = array(
    'id' => 'gigs-info',
    'title' => 'Gig Info',
    'pages' => array('gig'),
    'context' => 'normal', 
    'priority' => 'high', 
    'fields' => array(), 
    'local_images' => false,
    'use_with_theme' => false //change path if used with theme set to true, false for a plugin or anything else for a custom path(default false).
$my_meta = new AT_Meta_Box($config);

//Add fields to your meta box
$my_meta->addText($prefix.'where',array('name'=> 'Where is the Gig '));
$my_meta->addDate($prefix.'when',array('name'=> 'When is the Gig '));
$my_meta->addTime($prefix.'start_time',array('name'=> 'When Does it Start '));
$my_meta->addTime($prefix.'end_time',array('name'=> 'When Does it End '));
$my_meta->addText($prefix.'with_who',array('name'=> 'With Who is the Gig '));
$my_meta->addTextarea($prefix.'words',array('name'=> 'A few words on the gig '));

How do I display the content of these various fields in my index.php?

I currently have this...

$args2 = array
        'post_type' => 'gig',
        'numberposts' => -1
    $prefix = "_gig";
    $gigs = get_post($args2);
 foreach ($gigs as $gig)
echo get_post_meta($gig->ID, $prefix.'where', true);

I think you want to look into using get_post_meta and then display it with that. Here it is on the Codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/get_post_meta

You can look at this example:

echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $prefix.'where', true);

That should get you what you need if I understand the question correctly.

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  • hmmm it's not returning anything – marctain Feb 29 '12 at 7:06
  • Before you do the echo for the get_post_meta just echo out something like echo 'the gig id is '.$gig->ID; to make sure that it is getting an id to use and also check your wp_postmeta table to make sure you have values in the table – user1048676 Feb 29 '12 at 7:22

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