[Resolved] Can you use the Meta Box ID for Elements custom field template tag

Home Forums Support Can you use the Meta Box ID for Elements custom field template tag

  • This topic has 4 replies, 2 voices, and was last updated 6 months ago by Tom.
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
  • #1366414

    I’m using the Meta Box plugin, but for some reason the data in the custom field isn’t displaying on the front end.

    On the Meta Box online generator, I create a test field with an ID of Test_Name. I add the meta box code to my functions.php. Then I go to the test post and add some fake data into the new test field.

    Then, I go to my post header template in Elements, and I change out the title template tag of {{custom_field.Reviews_Title}} to {{custom_field.Test_Name}}. However, when I look at the front end, the data that’s in the Test_Name field isn’t showing up.

    Any suggestions?

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    Hi there,

    I wonder if they do something with the ID.

    Does this output anything in your functions.php?:

    $custom_field = get_post_meta( get_the_ID(), 'Test_Name', true );

    Hi Tom,

    Thanks for your reply. That didn’t seem to change anything. Honestly, I’m just going to dump using the plugin and stick with the the core custom fields feature.

    I was only using the meta box plugin to better organize my custom fields, but it’s not 100% necessary for what I want to accomplish on the front end.

    Thank you for your help, Tom!


    Actually, I figured it out.

    By default, it adds a Field ID prefix. The default prefix was “prefix-“. This means instead of just entering “Test_Name” into the Elements header, I would have to enter “prefix-Test_Name” to get the data to display on the front end.

    Alternatively, I can just delete the prefix so that just “Test_Name” would work.

    Anyways, figured I’d leave that here just in case anyone finds this in the future and has a similar issue.

    Lead Developer
    Lead Developer

    That makes sense – thanks for reporting back! 🙂

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.