Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework


Meta Box is a powerful, professional, and lightweight toolkit for developers to create unlimited custom meta boxes and WordPress custom fields.

Meta Box helps you add custom fields and details on your website such as pages, posts, forms and anywhere you want using over 40 different field types such as text, images, file upload, checkboxes, and more.

On top of that, each WordPress custom field type has extensive internal options for unlimited content possibilities. Complete customization and control is just a few clicks away.

Adding WordPress custom fields and custom meta boxes is quick and painless: Select the field types you want in the user-friendly Online Generator, then copy and paste the code into your child theme’s functions.php file.

¡Toma! Toda la potencia sin complicaciones.

Hay también disponibles extensiones gratuitas y premium para añadir características mejoradas. Puedes gestionar la visualización y organización de tus campos personalizados de WordPress, las condiciones bajo las que aparecen y convertirte en el mago definitivo de los datos en WordPress.

También puedes echar un vistazo a la lista completa de extensiones y para más detalles.


Create any type of metadata or custom fields in WordPress

Correcto, cualquier tipo. No importa donde necesites insertar datos personalizados y características, los campos personalizados de WordPress de Meta Box te ayudan con infinitas opciones para empezar.

Estos son solo unos pocos de los tipos de datos que puedes personalizar:

A wide-range of field types and options

Piensa en tus campos personalizados estándar de WordPress e imagínalos infinitamente aumentados. Esto es lo que las numerosas opciones de Meta Box te permiten:

Amigable para desarrolladores

Como desarrollador ya tienes bastante trabajo. No deberías tener que crear un nuevo sistema al completo para cada proyecto. Usa Meta Box para tu mayor comodidad.

Puedes usar Meta Box y sus campos personalizados en WordPress en tantas webs como quieras, así que también puedes usarlo en proyectos para clientes.

Don’t love coding? You’re in luck!

Meta Box está construido fundamentalmente para desarrolladores, dado que necesitas copiar y pegar algo de código, pero si prefieres un sistema más visual para crear campos personalizados en WordPress, puedes elegir una o todas de las extensiones siguientes:

La extension Meta Box Builder tiene un montón de características para hacer trabajos rápidos en cualquier proyecto:

  • All the power of Meta Box without touching a single line of code.
  • It’s designer-friendly, lightweight and works at top-notch speeds.
  • Create an unlimited amount of WordPress custom fields at lightning speeds and with a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.
  • Over 40 custom field types available that you can drag and drop to where you need ‘em.
  • Export your custom fields and settings to PHP. Then, add it to a new site without needing to install this extension for an incredibly lightweight option.
  • It has the goods with conditional logic, priority and context options ready and waiting.


Hablando de extensiones, hay un montón de ellas libres y premium disponibles para extender aún más la potencia del core del plugin Meta Box para que puedas impulsar la potencia de tus campos personalizados en WordPress.

Tú tienes el control final para añadir cualquier caja meta y campos personalizados en WordPress de la forma que quieras. Así, puedes personalizarlo y ajustarlo a tus especificaciones exactas.

Extensiones gratuitas

  • MB Custom Post Type: Create and manage custom post types and taxonomies quickly with an easy-to-use interface.
  • MB Relationships: Create as many connections as you want from post-to-post or page-to-page.
  • Meta Box Yoast SEO: Add WordPress custom fields to Yoast SEO Content Analysis to generate more accurate SEO scores.
  • MB Rest API: Pull all meta values from posts and terms into the WP REST API responses.
  • MB Comment Meta: Add WordPress custom fields to comments in WordPress. It supports all field types and options.
  • MB Custom Taxonomy: Create and manage custom taxonomies in WordPress with a user-friendly interface.
  • Meta Box Text Limiter: Limit the number of characters or words entered for text and textarea fields.
  • Meta Box – FacetWP Integrator: Integrates Meta Box, and FacetWP to make WordPress custom fields searchable and filterable in the frontend.
  • Meta Box – Beaver Themer Integrator: Integrates Meta Box, and Beaver Themer to show WordPress custom fields easier in the frontend.

Extensiones premium

  • MB Blocks: Crea bloques personalizados de Gutenberg con PHP usando la misma sintaxis en Meta Box.
  • Meta Box Builder: Create custom meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress using a user-friendly drag-and-drop interface.
  • Meta Box Group: Create repeatable groups of WordPress custom fields for better appearance and structure.
  • MB Settings Page: Create settings pages for themes, plugins or websites with beautiful syntax.
  • MB Term Meta: Add meta data to categories, tags or any custom taxonomy with simple syntax.
  • Meta Box Conditional Logic: Add visibility dependency for custom meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress.
  • Meta Box Include Exclude: Show or hide meta boxes by ID, page template, taxonomy, or custom function.
  • MB Frontend Submission: Create frontend forms for users to submit custom content and embed them anywhere with a shortcode.
  • Meta Box Columns: Display eye-catching custom fields in WordPress by putting them into 12-column grids.
  • Meta Box Tabs: Painlessly create tabs for meta boxes. There are 3 supported WordPress-native tab styles and icons.
  • MB Admin Columns: Display WordPress custom fields in table columns on admin screens for all post types.
  • MB Custom Table: Save custom field data to custom tables instead of the default meta tables to reduce your database’s size and increase its performance.
  • MB Revision: Track changes to custom fields in WordPress with revisions. You can save, compare and restore the changes smoothly.
  • MB User Meta: Quickly add WordPress custom fields to user profiles in the wp_usermeta table with simple syntax.
  • Meta Box Geolocation: Automatically and instantly populate location data with the power of the Google Maps Geolocation API.
  • Meta Box Template: Make defining custom meta boxes and WordPress custom fields way easier with templates.
  • Meta Box Tooltip: Display help information for custom fields in WordPress using beautiful tooltips.
  • Meta Box Show Hide: Toggle meta boxes by page template, post format, taxonomy and category via JavaScript.

Mira todas las extensiones disponibles en la web de Meta Box.

Documentación detallada

No vamos a dejarte abandonado.

Facilitamos amplia documentación periódicamente actualizada, así como tutoriales acerca de cómo usar MetaBox y los campos personalizados en WordPress para que los aproveches de la forma más eficiente posible.

Aquí hay algunas guías para comenzar rápidamente con Meta Box y crear tus propios campos personalizados de WordPress:

Lee más información en la página de documentación de Meta Box.


  • Campos de texto
  • Campos básicos
  • Campos avanzados
  • Campos para subida de archivos de imagen
  • Media Fields
  • Post Taxonomy Fields


Dentro del propio WordPress

  1. Visit Plugins > Add New
  2. Search for Meta Box
  3. Click the Install Now button to install the plugin
  4. Click the Activate button to activate the plugin


  1. Unzip the download package
  2. Upload meta-box to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  3. Activar el plugin a través del menú ‘Plugins’ en WordPress

To getting started with the plugin, please read the Quick Start Guide.


28 de enero de 2020
I used it with the MB Custom Taxonomy extension to create a taxonomy tag for the Portfolio custom post type, and worked perfectly. I had been trying to write te code manually but WordPress Codex examples are not updated and uses syntax from WP v 3.1 so my code was not working. I finally found this plugin and I was done in 5 minutes. I can't believe I never heard of this plugin before. Another good thing about Meta Box is that it will provide you with the raw code in case you want to use the code on your own php file. So you don't even need to keep the plugin installed to have the code working. That's so generous!
12 de agosto de 2019
Plugin maybe good, but no support if you have a question. I asked a question almost 2 weeks ago - no reply. After a reply and a few discussion with Anh Tran, I upgraded my rating from 1 to 4.
28 de julio de 2019
As a bit of a newbie I had a small learning curve with this compared to other unrelated plugins, but once I'd got the hang of it, no problems! It's very powerful and I only fully appreciated that once I got properly up and running. It helped me add new features to my WordPress installation including with a woocommerce store. Overall I'd recommend it for anyone.
27 de julio de 2019
I have been a lover of the ACF plugin since its debut. It remains a great plugin, but when it comes to big projects it starts to feel the weight. With METABOX instead I have complete control of everything I want, all integrated thanks to the PRO AIO version. I can also manage custom tables, a boon for large projects. Some loves don't end, but sometimes it's nice to discover new ones. Thanks Anh
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Registro de cambios

5.2.8 – 2020-04-06


  • Add option open info window in Google Maps when loaded
  • Add alpha_channel & update style to background field
  • Add support for custom Ajax parameters for object fields.


  • Fix validation rules still applied for hidden fields
  • Fix image_upload field select files not working on iPhone
  • Fix fatal error with Frontend Submission & Elementor
  • Fix ‘zoom’ parameter not working for OSM field on the front end


  • Remove languages folder. Load languages from only

5.2.7 – 2020-02-07

  • Fix warning in image field for metadata[‘sizes’].
  • Allow to quick define text fields with “name” attribute only.

5.2.6 – 2020-02-03

  • Fix wrong tag when deploying

5.2.5 – 2020-02-03


  • Fix CSS in about page and add MB Core to list of premium plugins
  • Fix edit icon not showing popup for image fields
  • Fix OpenStreetMap not loading properly in tabs


  • Replace date() with gmdate()
  • Update style for input prepend/append for WordPress >= 5.3


  • Add custom trigger after validation for Tabs/Settings extensiosn to show error fields
  • Add URL to all sizes in the returned value of helper functions for images

5.2.4 – 2019-12-11


  • Add hook rwmb_field_registered after a field is registered.
  • Add (*) to required fields


  • Remove required attribute for license input box.
  • Don’t redirect when bulk activate with other plugins.


  • Fix style for select, select_advanced fields in WordPress 5.3.
  • Fix getting object fields for settings pages

5.2.3 – 2019-11-01


  • Set clone=false if max_clone=1
  • Shows only images in the selection popup for image field
  • Hide license key


  • Fixed parsed terms in taxonomy advanced for MB Blocks
  • Don’t show date picker for readonly fields
  • Fix warning when output empty background field value
  • Fix empty meta value when save_field=false

5.2.2 – 2019-10-09


  • Fix sanitizing empty post field
  • Fix post thumbnail not saving in MB Frontend Submission
  • Fix undefined index for image_select field when using helper functions with no value.
  • Fix JQMIGRATE: ‘ready’ event is deprecated


  • Add styling for date picker, autocomplete, select2 to show in the Customizer (for MB Settings Page)

5.2.1 – 2019-09-26


  • Fix object fields show only selected items when field type is not select advanced
  • Fix background field not saving position, attachment & size
  • Fix undefined variable in media modal
  • Fix non-unique input name for a non-cloneable file in a cloneable group

5.2.0 – 2019-09-18


  • Add ajax support for object fields.
  • Add custom CSS class for meta box wrapper div.


  • Improve file upload, making it works in groups.
  • Optimize performance for cloning wysiwyg field.
  • Bypass updates for embed extensions via TGMPA.


  • Fix PHP warning when using clone with date formatting.
  • Fix file upload input not visible when clone a file field with uploaded files = max_file_uploads.

5.1.2 – 2019-08-29


  • Fix adding >= 2 blocks containing a wysiwyg field not rendering
  • Fix CSS for wyswigy field in Gutenberg
  • Do not show upgrade message in the Dashboard for premium users
  • Fix media field is blank
  • Fix cannot access to license page in Multisite


  • Fire change and/or mb_change events when fields change to update custom blocks in real-time (requires MB Blocks extension)

5.1.1 – 2019-08-23


  • Fix sanitizing number always return 0 if it’s blank
  • Fix sanitizing URL


  • Set default field ‘type’ to ‘text’, make it optional and help you write less code
  • File/image fields: do not show add new file link if max_file_uploads = 1

5.1.0 – 2019-08-19


  • Fatal error with RWMB_About::redirect()
  • Ensure change event fires when editors change
  • Fix rwmb_{$field_id}_choice_label not working for cloneable fields
  • Fix missing dependency (underscore) for datepicker JS
  • Fix unindex notice for key_value field
  • Fix alignment for video field


  • Update notification sytem
  • Improve sanitization for fields. See documentation for details.

5.0.1 – 2019-07-25


  • Fix license notification always show

5.0.0 – 2019-07-24

IMPORTANT: Since version 5.0.0, the plugin requires PHP >= 5.3. If you use an older PHP version, please ask your host to upgrade or use an older version of Meta Box.


  • New minimum PHP version is now 5.3.
  • Rewrite all JavaScript to prepare for Gutenberg blocks
  • Allow to create meta box with no fields.


  • Add the updater for auto update of premium extensions
  • Add support for user, settings_pages in rwmb_get_object_fields


  • Fix warning for cloneable single image.

Ver el registro de cambios completo aquí.