Questions tagged [metabox]

Refers to a box-like reusable user-interface component common in the WordPress backend.

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Create more Meta Boxes as needed

I'd like users to be able to create and remove additional meta box fields as needed. For example, say a music podcast with a variable amount of songs played per episode. The user should be able to ...
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meta_query with meta values as serialize arrays

I'm working on a project in which I'm creating a custom post type and custom data entered via meta boxes associated with my custom post type. For whatever reason I decided to code the meta boxes in ...
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How can I put a custom meta box above the editor but below the title section on the edit post page?

I have a custom meta box for a custom post type that my client wants placed between the title/permalink section and the post editor in the admin panel. Is this possible and if so is there a hook/...
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Set Default Admin Screen options & Metabox Order

I am desperately looking for some way (any way) to set default "screen options" and metabox order through the functions.php file. does anyone have any help they can provide here?
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How to set default screen options?

I'd love to be able to hide meta boxes using screen options, instead of removing them or restricting them to user roles, the goal is to just "uncheck" the meta box for the user. I see how this would ...
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Only one category per post

How to make each post/page have one and only one category. Categories could have radio box instead of checkbox next to each.
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How to show a custom meta box on the “Quick Edit” screen?

I've used add_meta_box() to add a custom meta box to the WordPress edit window on both pages and posts. How can I make this meta box also show on the "Quick Edit" screen? Ideally, I'd like it to ...
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Passing error/warning messages from a meta box to “admin_notices”

I have a simple meta box that updates the post custom fields (using update_post_meta()). How can I send a error or warning message to the next page after the user publishes/updates the post and doesn'...
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Can I add a Category Metabox to attachment?

I am using register_taxonomy_for_object_type() to add the Category taxonomy field to Media uploads (attachments). I'm using this code to do so: add_action('init', 'reg_tax'); function reg_tax() { ...
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Add a Meta Box for uploading a SECOND Featured Image?

I'd like to add a meta box to my posts and page editor that will allow me to upload an image and use it as sort of a SECOND featured image. The idea is that my client will be able to upload an image ...
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Remove Custom Taxonomy Metabox from Custom Post Type Screen

I have two hierarchical custom taxonomies, each on a corresponding custom post type. I would like to remove the metabox for each on the post type's edit screen. I have read remove custom taxonomy ...
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How to change default position of WP meta boxes?

Im wondering if there is a way to change the default position of Wordpresses meta boxes such as "featured image" for custom post types without having to drag them manually? Example:
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Disable dragging of meta boxes?

Anyone know how to disable this functionality so the meta boxes can't be repositioned?
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Add “upload media” button in meta box field

I have a custom post which has a meta tag that needs to be using a file upload (for video files). I am wondering, what is the correct way of adding an "Upload" button that points to the WordPress ...
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Order by multiple meta key and meta value [closed]

How can I set multiple meta keys order by meta value, can any one give me some example?
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Do I need a nonce field for every meta box I add to my custom post type admin?

I'm currently working on the admin page of my custom post type, and I got stuck on deciding whether to add a nonce field again for the second metabox or not. I'm very new to custom post types, and ...
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Help Creating a Slideshow Custom Post Type with Custom Meta Boxes?

I need to create a custom post meta box(es) for my custom post type "Slideshow" (this post type is already created). Each metabox will hold the content in each slide slide and save it to ...
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Is there an easy way to make a meta box have the tabs like the Categories meta box has?

My question is pretty much summed up in the title. I'm dropping a meta box in the New Post / Edit Post admin page, and I want to be able to set it up with tabs like the Categories meta box has. I ...
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Does Wordpress have a “Form API”?

I do most of my development in Drupal. However I'm working on a Wordpress site and I need to make a form. Which got me thinking: Is there something like a Form API for WordPress like there is in ...
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Custom field/meta populated by dropdown of existing posts?

(My first WP question ever asked! Be gentle!) I'm building a site that is mostly pages (i.e., static), using WP as CMS. At the bottom of several of the pages, there will appear 1, 2, or 3 "promo ...
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What is the “Advanced” $context in add_meta_box?

In the codex it lists the parameter $context for the add_meta_box as having the following options: normal advanced side What does "advanced" do? I don't see any difference between it and "...
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Custom Taxonomy as checkbox or dropdown

I have registered a custom tax to my CPT. On the edit screen the tax meta box appears with an autocomplete field. Is it possible to display it as checkboxes or dropdown instead?
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Metabox with checkbox is not updating

I trying to set a meta_box with a single checkbox, everything goes fine, however if I uncheck it and save the post, it marks again as checked, I've been taking a look but I cannot find my mistake. ...
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What is the index [0] for on post meta fields?

Trying to improve my PHP knowledge through test and try! I am confused on [0] arguments at following WordPress PHP code global $post; $custom = get_post_custom($post->ID); $price = $custom['price']...
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How to HIDE everything in PUBLISH metabox except Move to Trash & PUBLISH button

I have a custom post type (called contacts). Since this post type is not working like a post, I don't want to show SAVE DRAFT, PREVIEW, Status, Visibility or Publish Date. The only options I want to ...
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Setting admin edit panels & metaboxes positions and visibility for ALL users and admins

My WP 3.3 setup involves several post types and customized edit panels with Advanced Custom Fields plugin (which creates many metaboxes) and other plugins such as SEO metabox panel, Scribu's ...
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WordPress SEO by Yoast: Hide Meta Boxes in Posts for Non-admins

I have multi-author website and I am not very comfortable for allowing all members to enter SEO details in the posts they are publishing. I would like this would be visible only to Administrator of ...
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How to make open/closed and hidden/shown metaboxes status saved on a per-post basis?

My real problem is a bit complex, so I'll try here to abstract it and keep it simple. I'm working on a custom app based on WordPress. I registered a custom post type, let's call it "people" where I ...
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How To Remove The “+ Add New Category” Link From A Category Metabox

Inside of a Wordpress category metabox or any custom taxonomy box for that matter there is a link with the text "+ Add New Category" is there a way this link can be removed preferably without ...
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Get List of Registered Meta Boxes and Removing Them

Is there a function for getting a list of registered Meta Boxes and removing them? I see there is a method for adding, and removing. http://codex.wordpress.org/Function_Reference/remove_meta_box ...
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Taxonomy dropdown metabox in the back-end

I've created custom taxonomy called Brands and made it hierarchical so I can add Car brands and models there and keep their relations, like this: Ford Mustang Mondeo Focus Problem is, this list ...
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Trigger Javascript on Gutenberg (Block Editor) Save

So I have a metabox which I want to trigger some Javascript when a post is saved (to refresh the page in this use case.) In Classic Editor, this can be done via a simple redirect hooked to save_post ...
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Reset positions of metaboxes in admin

I am writing a theme and in it I have a function which creates two metaboxes. The forth parameter of the "add_meta_box()" function I used can be set to ( high, core, default or low). I want the boxes ...
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Best practices for meta box placement?

I was wondering if there were any cut and dry rules to placing meta boxes? I have a meta box for a custom post type for a TV series that holds extra information for said series: when it began airing, ...
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Creating a metabox to upload multiple images

Is it possible to make a meta box that attaches multiple images to a post?
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Change The Title Of a Meta Box

I'm trying to create a function that would allow me to change the title of an established meta box (i.e, change Meta Box title 'Authors' to 'Team', etc.) I didn't want to use JS or have to unset the ...
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Individual Widgets per Page

In my (page-only, no posts) Wordpress site I have a number of static blobs in need to put in a sidebar. We could call/tream thoses 'blobs' as widgets. At least they'll have a fixed html content, like '...
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How Does Wordpress Remember Metabox Positions?

I was wondering how Wordpress remembers the position of metaboxes: session basis, user basis, computer basis? Does it set a cookie? Is it saved in the database?
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Meta Boxes: 'admin_init' or 'add_meta_boxes' hook?

When setting up meta boxes in a custom post type I've been do so using the add_meta_boxes hook, e.g. add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'meta_box_setup'); function meta_box_setup() { add_meta_box( ...
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Sample code for validating custom metabox?

I've found very little on this site or in Google searches for examples of validating metabox custom fields. If anyone wants to give examples, here are some cases that would be useful 1) Date entered ...
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Add default WordPress tag meta box to User Profile

I've set up my user profiles to allow custom taxonomies following this tutorial. Ideally, I'd like to use the default Tag meta box from the Post screen, so users can easily add new terms and find ...
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How can I create a taxonomy meta-box with search suggestions but no new terms input?

I was wondering how I could setup a taxonomy metabox on a post edit page that would be similar to the "tags" kind (with search field and automatic suggestions), but without the right to add a new term....
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Multiple Custom Metabox Help

I have been trying to get this worked out for over a year and have tried numerous ways and have not been able to get it to work. I'd really appreciate it if someone could help me with this. Here's ...
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Remove the Featured Image Meta Box

How can I remove the Featured Image meta box? I've tried using the remove_meta_box function and specifying the boxes ID but it doesn't seem to work like it does for the other native meta boxes. ...
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Remove the Yoast SEO Post Metabox [closed]

Yoasts SEO plugin adds a metabox to the post edit screen. I'm trying to remove this for users who aren't editors or above. I've tried putting a remove_meta_box call in on admin_init, trying to remove ...
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Using TinyMce with textareas in meta boxes on custom post types

I am trying to use the http://www.tinymce.com/ plugin to add a tinymce to my textareas in my meta boxes I have created. I've googled other ways and either I cant get it to work or didnt grasp the ...
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Make Custom Metaboxes Collapse by Default

I've created some custom metaboxes for my post write screen. Is there any way to make some of them display collapsed by default? Just in case I'm not using the correct terms or not being clear in ...
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Post custom metabox textarea using wp_editor

I'm a novice and looking to add the wp_editor to a custom metabox textarea field. I've looked seemingly everywhere for an complete example for writing a metabox with a textarea that uses the wp_editor....
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How to Add Reminders/Notes to New Post Meta Boxes

I have a multi-author website and I use the WyPiekacz plugin to require that authors add 1-5 tags, select only a single category, and include a featured image (and require minimum dimensions for the ...
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Removing Metabox for “Slug” without removing functionality

Here is an interesting question. I have recently noticed that if you utilize the code remove_meta_box('slugdiv', 'post', 'normal'); you are actually unable to modify the slug when you click on the ...

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