Custom Metadata Manager

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An easy way to add custom fields to your object types (post, pages, custom post types, users)

Author:Mohammad Jangda, Joachim Kudish & Colin Vernon (profile at
WordPress version required:3.3
WordPress version tested:3.4.1
Plugin version:0.7.1
Added to WordPress repository:18-10-2010
Last updated:11-07-2012
Warning! This plugin has not been updated in over 2 years. It may no longer be maintained or supported and may have compatibility issues when used with more recent versions of WordPress.
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Total downloads:13 638
Active installs:500+
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An easy way to add custom fields to your object types (post, pages, custom post types, users) & to generate option pages.

The goal of this plugin is to help you rapidly build familiar, intuitive interfaces for your users in a very WordPress-native way.

The custom field panel is nice, but not quite the easiest thing for users to work with. Adding your own metaboxes and fields involves a lot of time and repetitive code that could be better used elsewhere.

This plugin handles all that heavy-lifting for you behind-the-scenes, so that you can focus on more on building out and connecting your data rather than all the minor details. This single piece of code x_add_metadata_field( 'my-field-name', 'post' ); generates a metabox with a text field inside it, with the necessary hooks to save the entered values.

The API is similar to that used for registering custom post types and taxonomies so it should be familiar territory.

NOTE: The plugin now requires WordPress 3.3+ (chiefly for the wysiwyg & datepicker fields)

Like what you see? Want more field types and features added? Get in touch or contribute on github

See "Other Notes" section for usage information