How To Create a Custom Meta Boxes in WordPress

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In this post i will explain How To Create a Custom Meta Boxes in WordPress. When you edits your post, the edits page is composed of many default boxes like Editor, Feature image, Publish, Categories, Tags, etc. These boxes are meta boxes on right side of edit screen.

You can create your own custom meta boxes to add several codes in function.php page OR can create a separate plugin for that. Below is the examples demonstrate the steps to create a plugin for custom meta box.

How To Create a Custom Meta Boxes in WordPress

How To Create a Meta Box

Add below simply hook into the add_meta_boxes action and make a call to add_meta_box();

Create Meta Box Form

Below code will create a form for your custom meta box. Please change the below code according to your requirement.

Save Meta Box Value

Add below code to save the form data in database corresponding the current post.

Get Meta Box Values

Select the meta box values from database on the post edit screen.

How To Remove Meta Boxes

If you want to remove default meta boxes from posts edit screen, Use remove_meta_box(); to do so.

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Prem Tiwari is the founder of and is a professional developer who has vast experience in PHP and open source technologies. Apart from this, he is a blogger by hobby.

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