I'm fairly new to PHP/wordpress, and this is actually the first time I haven't been able to answer a question through google! I'm working on getting up to speed with PHP/WP generally, but I can't seem to learn fast enough to keep up with what we need to accomplish already. Please have patience with my ignorance. I'd appreciate any advice, or a push in the right direction.
Basically, I've followed a number of tutorials, and used Jared Datch's CMB script to accomplish a custom post type ('report') that now contains a series of metaboxes, a custom taxonomy, and custom capabilities that allow users of a specific role to access only this post type. Everything looks as it should at the WP back-end (for now)-- data from the boxes is being saved and retrieved property, etc.
I then created a single-report.php template, followed by a content-report.php template (I am using a twentytwelve child theme), and as I understand it, I need to do something in the content-report.php template to display the information from the custom metaboxes on the individual pages.
I want to display all the metaboxes associated with my custom post type 'report' in a way that will allow further styling/arrangement. So far, I've experimented with do_meta_boxes() and get_post_meta() and I think I just am not understanding the proper usage of either in a very fundamental way, because none of the information displays.
I believe get_post_meta() will give me what I need (the ability to echo data from individual metaboxes so that I can arrange it) and this is how I inserted it into my page template:
<?php get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'date-time'); echo get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'date-time'); ?>
Which displays nothing but "array" in that spot when viewed from the front-end. I have had the same problem with my "practice" versions of custom post types and metaboxes, so I'm assuming it's more than a typo-- that I'm missing something very basic.
I would very much appreciate any help with this, and thank you kindly for even reading this far!