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How To Create Custom Post Meta Boxes In WordPress

What seems like one of the most complicated bits of functionality in WordPress is adding meta boxes to the post editing screen. This complexity only grows as more and more tutorials are written on the process with weird loops and arrays. Even meta box "frameworks" have been developed. I'll let you in on a little secret though: it's not that complicated.

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Creating custom meta boxes is extremely simple, at least it is once you've created your first one using the tools baked into WordPress' core code. In this tutorial, I'll walk you through everything you need to know about meta boxes.

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