iG:Custom Metaboxes is a WordPress plugin to provide an object oriented and clean API for creating custom meta-boxes on wp-admin post_type add/edit screens.
This plugin has been written with WordPress.com VIP compliance in mind, so you can use it as is even if you host your website with WordPress.com VIP.
Requirements: This plugin requires PHP 5.4 or better and is supported on WordPress 4.0 or better. It might work on a lower version of PHP or WordPress but no support would be provided for those platforms.
Pull requests on Github are welcome.
On its own this plugin will not do anything, it is a library meant to be used in other plugins/themes. It provides an API to create custom metaboxes in wp-admin on post_type screens in an object oriented way.
$metabox = new iG\Metabox\Metabox( 'my-metabox-1' ); $metabox->set_title( 'My Cool Metabox' ) ->set_context( 'normal' ) ->set_priority( 'default' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-metabox' ) ->set_post_type( 'post' ) ->add_field( //add a simple text input field iG\Metabox\Text_Field::create( 'my-txt-1', 'My Text Field 1' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Field' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-txt-css-1 second-css-cls' ) ->set_placeholder( 'Enter the first text here' ) ->set_size( 50 ) ) ->add_field( //add a HTML5 number input field iG\Metabox\Number_Field::create( 'my-num-1', 'My Numb Field A' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Number Field' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-num-css-1' ) ->set_placeholder( 'Enter the first number here' ) ->set_step( 2.5 ) ) ->add_field( //add a HTML5 color picker iG\Metabox\Color_Field::create( 'my-col-1', 'My Color Field 1a' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Color Field' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-colr-css-1' ) ) ->add_field( //add a HTML date picker iG\Metabox\Date_Field::create( 'my-dt-1', 'My Date Field 1a' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Date Field' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-dt-css-1' ) ->set_min( '2014-05-01' ) ) ->add_field( //add a HTML5 date time picker iG\Metabox\Date_Time_Field::create( 'my-dttm-1', 'My Date Time Field A' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Date Time Field' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-dttm-css-1' ) ->set_min( '2014-05-01T05:00' ) ) ->add_field( //add a radio button group iG\Metabox\Radio_Group::create( 'my-rdg-1', 'My Radio Group A' ) ->set_description( 'Some Desc for 1st Radio Group' ) ->set_css_class( 'my-rdg-css-1' ) ->set_values( array( 'apple' => 'Apple', 'grape' => 'Grape', 'banana' => 'Banana', 'orange' => 'Orange', 'peach' => 'Peach', ) ) ) ->add();
Installing The Plugin
Extract all files from the zip file and then upload it to
/wp-content/plugins/. Make sure to keep the file/folder structure intact.
Go to WordPress admin section, click on “Plugins” in the menu bar and then click “Activate” link under “iG:Custom Metaboxes”.
- I activated the plugin and I get all kinds of errors on my screen. What is wrong?
Please make sure you are using PHP 5.4 or better and WordPress 4.0 or better. If you are not a developer then this plugin likely came with some other plugin or theme you installed and you should contact the developer of that plugin/theme for support.
- I see some code that I can improve. Do you accept pull requests?
By all means, feel free to submit a pull request.
- I want XYZ feature. Can you implement it?
Please feel free to suggest a new feature. Its inclusion might be speedier if you can provide the code to make it work.
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Contributors & Developers
“iG:Custom Metaboxes” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.Contributors
Interested in development?
- Initial release