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Adding Meta Boxes to Our Custom WordPress Plugin, Part 4 - #51

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Published: February 01, 2021

Estimated Reading Time
2 minutes
Video Duration
34:25 minutes

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Having a custom post type for WordPress is pointless if you cannot add custom data to it. In this tutorial, we will go over how to create custom meta boxes for our custom WordPress plugin. This WordPress development tutorial will build on the custom plugin we have been developing and give us the ability to add meta to our custom post type.

00:00 Intro

01:21 Adding Our First Meta Box

03:15 Pulling from a Custom Post Type

04:13 Creating the Form

10:52 Creating the Save Function

16:59 Displaying Our Meta on the Frontend

19:46 Modifying Our Post Type Columns

30:57 Sorting Our Custom Columns

Applications Used

Visual Studio Code v1.43:

WAMP v3.2.0:


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