Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework


Meta Box es un conjunto de herramientas potente, profesional y liviano para que los desarrolladores creen cajas meta personalizadas y campos personalizados para cualquier tipo de entrada personalizada en WordPress.

Meta Box helps you add custom fields and details on your website such as pages, posts, custom post types, 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 for custom post types 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 para cualquier tipo de contenido personalizado 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.
  • Más de 40 tipos de campos personalizados disponibles que puedes arrastrar y soltar donde los necesites.
  • 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.
  • Tienes los productos con lógica condicional, opciones de prioridad y contexto listos y esperando.


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

Extensiones premium

  • Vistas MB: generación de campos personalizados y creación de plantillas de portada para WordPress sin tocar los archivos del tema.
  • 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. Activa el plugin a través del menú «Plugins» en WordPress

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


9 de septiembre de 2021
Best plugin for meta boxes. I am using in my themes. This plugin is very light weight and it has lots of user friendly features.
28 de marzo de 2021
Meta Box and ACF have been on my radar for a while. They are both freemium with tiered yearly pricing models. But when I saw Meta Box running a LTD offer, I grabbed it. They have a very active facebook group and users get answers from the the developers and community in minutes, and promise integration with Oxygen Builder. The documentation is well written and gives plenty of examples, so you can't go wrong. It is a solid plugin from an experienced developer team.
26 de marzo de 2021
You can tell this plugin is developed by a serious team that knows what they are doing. It is fast, flexible, lightweight, and very intuitive. It is more developer geared than some other solutions but this ultimately makes it more stable and powerful. They provide lots of great documentation and code examples so even those without a ton of experience can benefit! I've tried several other similar plugins but they all seem to add too much bloat but not Meta Box. So far it's very lightweight and functional. It's replaced about three or four other plugins that I would have needed to use. Thanks for developing and maintaining such a solid solution.
26 de marzo de 2021
I think that Meta Box is the most comprehensive and professional plugin in this segment. I have used ACF and JetEngine in the past. Comparison of available field types from the most popular competitors JetEngine = 14 Tool Types = 20 ACF Pro = 30 Meta Box = 40 The only thing I'm still missing with Meta Box is an add-on for WP All Import that include all Field Types. Because when you create big data beacons, you also need to import and export data. Why WP-Allimport does not provide an Add-on yet is puzzling to me. Keep up the good work, a professional plugin does not have to be complicated to use.
23 de marzo de 2021
The dev team answered user questions very fast and wholeheartedly. It can be even faster if you join their user group or inbox their Facebook group.
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Registro de cambios

5.4.7 – 2021-09-16

  • Fix deleting files and images inside groups.
  • Fix maxlength and pattern not working if not set inside attributes
  • Fix not switching tabs for wysiwyg editors
  • Fix unit for checkbox width
  • Fix remove clone button on top of inputs
  • Fix style for checked checkboxes on desktops
  • Hide hidden field with custom class, not .hidden

5.4.6 – 2021-07-08

  • Remove debug code

5.4.5 – 2021-07-08

  • Fix styling issue for heading field and side meta boxes

5.4.4 – 2021-07-06

  • Improve usability for time picker on mobile by adding +/- buttons
  • Make all input, select, textarea 100% width
  • Export clone functions to the global «rwmb»

5.4.3 – 2021-06-30

  • Fix trailing comma in function call for PHP < 7.3

5.4.2 – 2021-06-29

  • Improve style for media fields to reuse style/HTML markup.
  • Make input, select, input group, select2, textarea full width on the side context.
  • Improve style for button group when buttons don’t have same width.
  • Set better default options for date time pickers.
  • Allow to output HTML in input prepend/append (ex. icon).
  • Add filter rwmb_dismiss_dashboard_widget to dismiss dashboard widget.

5.4.1 – 2021-06-01

  • Improve style for prepend, append text
  • Improve style for select2 on mobiles
  • Make select_tree extend select_advanced and respect select_advanced options

5.4.0 – 2021-05-08

  • Shortcode: add render_shortcodes attribute (default true) to allow render inner shortcodes.
  • File fields: allow to change uploaded file name when uploading to custom folder via unique_filename_callback setting
  • Dashboard: add more video tutorials
  • Image fields: fix actions (edit, delete) not visible on mobile
  • Choice fields: fix not saving value if they contain quotes
  • Datetime fields: fix not saving timestamp via REST API

5.3.10 – 2021-04-24

  • Disable autocomplete for date/datetime fields
  • Input list field: Fix label not working if contains HTML
  • Fix multiple OSM on the same page
  • Add auto update for solutions
  • Fix various bugs for the wysiwyg editor field (mostly in blocks) and allows to pass tinyMCE/quicktags settings to the editor

5.3.9 – 2021-03-10

  • Fix taxonomy_advanced doesn’t load options in attachment with media_modal set to true.
  • Fix rwmb_{$field_id}_choice_label not working for checkbox_list field type
  • Fix clone_default not working for switch if set std = true
  • Update jQueryUI styles to 1.12.1

5.3.8 – 2021-01-28

  • Fix value not available when loaded in map and osm fields.

5.3.7 – 2021-01-11

  • Fix editor not editable in Gutenberg
  • Fix content in the visual tab of editors not saving
  • Make required validation work for color, map, osm, switch, text-list fields
  • Add dismiss action for dashboard news

5.3.6 – 2020-12-29

  • Fix validation not working for image-select, image and wysiwyg fields
  • Fix clone_default not working for switch
  • Fix saving select field value when defining each option as an array
  • Fix wysiwyg not editable in WP 5.6

5.3.5 – 2020-11-30

  • Update color picker library to v3.0.0 and fix color picker with opacity not working in the Customizer (used with MB Settings Page).
  • Cache update requests
  • Show (No title) in object fields if they don’t have title

5.3.4 – 2020-09-23

  • Add default title
  • Update autoloader
  • Bypass the validation when previewing in Gutenberg
  • Add MB Views to the updater
  • Update color picker script to latest version 2.1.4
  • Fix missing labels for color field (wp 5.5.1)
  • Fix preview is not generated
  • Fix seamless style in WordPress 5.5
  • Fix style for file_input field (description is inline with input field)

5.3.3 – 2020-07-21

  • Hide Go Pro link for premium users
  • Update intro and image for the Online Generator in the welcome page

5.3.2 – 2020-07-03

  • Fix validation not working for media fields
  • Add «add_to» option for media fields to allow adding new images to the beginning/end of the list
  • Improve style for input & select on the sidebar
  • Improve style for mobiles

5.3.1 – 2020-06-03

  • Fix validation not working for multiple forms (front end)
  • Fix PHP warning: Creating default object from empty value
  • Fix cloning, sorting wysiwyg field when users disable visual editor
  • Change color of switch based on admin color scheme

5.3.0 – 2020-05-11

  • Add rwmb_set_meta function to set meta value.
  • Add Gutenberg compatibility for validation.
  • Fix wrong label output for switch when it’s off.

5.2.10 – 2020-04-17

  • Hotfix for getting meta value for checkbox list.

5.2.9 – 2020-04-17

  • Fix cloning default value not working for some fields.

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.

See full changelog here.