I am adding meta box via add_meta_box hook but it is not showing in the admin panel, I double check the source code and it seems hidden because of this line:

<div class="postbox-container" id="postbox-container-2" style="display: none;">

These are all my attempts to remove this display:none but all are not working:

a.) Using CSS like:

#postbox-container-2 {display:block;}

b.) Using jQuery like:








How to make that div appear? Thank you for any tips.

  • have you tried all these possibilities in console?
    – M-R
    Dec 13, 2012 at 6:42
  • Yes..It is not working..It is very odd. Dec 13, 2012 at 6:45
  • You got any errors? Use jQuery instead of $ (WordPress load jQuery in no-conflict mode). Does jQuery('#postbox-container-2') return any element?
    – M-R
    Dec 13, 2012 at 6:53
  • No errors, I have it working. Thanks for your help. Dec 13, 2012 at 7:23

1 Answer 1


This did the trick, in jQuery:

    //get page title
var edit_title_page=$("html head title").text();

//Confirm if this is right Edit page

if (edit_title_page.indexOf("Edit Form") >= 0) {


It will first check for edit page title, if it's on the right page, remove the post-box container containing the display none, then apply a new css styling.

Finally show the meta box added using add_meta_box, this works for me.

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