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Howtos for making custom fields.
Sometimes you may want extra fields for a post, that WordPress doesn't give you in the post form.
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1a. Custom fields: start here
1b. Custom fields: learn more
2a. Custom write panels: start here
Custom write panels - 6 Ways
"When you start to use WordPress as a CMS you begin to realize that one WYSIWYG area isn't going to cut it. At that point you may start to explore the option of custom fields. They're great, and they work well for handling small changes. But what happens when you need to have multiple WYSIWYG areas, or upload files, or manage content using other form fields like checkboxes, radio toggles or text inputs. To do this you'll need the power of custom write panels. There are many ways to create them; some involve the use of plugins and some don't."
: August 2009
Guide to WordPress's Custom Write Panels
"A Custom Write Panel is a box of form fields (inputs, checkboxes, radio buttons, textareas, and so on) thats shown when you're writing or editing a post. The fields link up to custom fields that you've added to posts." '
: august 2010
Making custom write panels in WordPress
"It may take more time up front but it will help you understand how these write panels are made and how the information inputted into them is saved. This information will help you solve problems in the future faster and more effeciently." (thank you kevinleary) This is what custom_field_template and similar plugins are doing behind the scenes.
: October 2008
2b. Custom write panels: learn more
3a. Custom field template (plugin): start here
3b. Custom field template (plugin): learn more
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