Meta-data is taken care of with key/value sets. The key is the name of the meta-data component. The value is the data that will show up in the meta-data list on every individual post that the data is related with.

Function Reference : add_post_meta()

For Example : We’ll include two custom fields, one called “At present Reading” and the other “Author Name”. The accompanying guidelines will show how to add this data to a post utilizing Custom Fields.

  1. After you have composed your post, look down to the titled Custom Fields.
  2. To create a new Custom Field called “At present Reading”, enter the text “At present Reading” (without the quotes) in the text entry field titled Name.
  3. The recently made Key (“At present Reading”) should now be given a Value, where the name will be given as, “Kitchen Nightmare”. Sort “Kitchen Nightmare” in the Value field, again without the quotes.
  4. Click Add Custom Field button to save this custom information for that post.


On your new post, you can add a new book name to your meta-data. In the Custom Fields section, the Key will now feature a pull down list with the previously entered Custom Fields. Choose “At Present Reading” and then enter the new book you are reading in the value.

You need to create a new “KEY”, after which you can assign a value to that key for every post. You can also assign more than one Value to a key, for a post.

With a Custom Field added to the post, it’s a great opportunity to show your books name to the world. To show the Custom Fields for every post, utilize the the_meta() layout tag. The tag must be put inside The Loop with a specific end goal to work. Many individuals include the_meta() layout tag to the finish of their post or in their Post Meta Data Section.

Here is a fundamental case of utilizing the tag:

<?php the_meta(); ?>

Source code:

<ul class=’post-meta’>

<li><span class=’post-meta-key’>At Present Reading:</span>Kitchen Nightmare</li>


The template tag automatically puts the entire meta-data into a CSS style called post-meta.

The key is in a span called post-meta-key so you can style it in your style sheet.

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