Meta Box – WordPress Custom Fields Framework


Meta Box is a powerful, professional, and lightweight toolkit for developers to create custom meta boxes and custom fields for any custom post type in 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.
  • 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

Extensiones premium

  • MB Views: Outputing custom fields and build front-end templates for WordPress without touching theme files.
  • 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.


16 de noviembre de 2020
Metabox is just amazing. The plugin itself, developer, and support; It is just beyond 5 stars. This is a plugin with limitless like Oxygen Builder. The only limitation is the users who use Metabox.


26 de julio de 2020
Meta Box is amazing. Meta Box is required very basic development skills. But considering all aspects, it's awesome. It is the best Developer friendly plugin in WordPress Custom Fields plugin list. I was using ACF plugin. It's very very good and very popular. So, with due respect to the ACF plugin, Meta Box is an awesome better than to all of Custom Fields plugin. The best part I like, it reduces Databases to use, and for only this think, I moved to Meta Box. ACF uses the database twice. Because, if you are using ACF for a big site, Your database space will be doubled. Just think. A lot will be written in detail. So I ended up here.
11 de julio de 2020
If you need one tool to manage all : custom post/types/taxonomy/fields and views for all of them. Clean metaboxes, cleanest code, polished plugin. Multiple extensions, some advanced ones must be paid (best investment I made, and license is not limited to one site). Ie., the relationship plugin (free) made to establish bi-directionnal relations between posts<->pages<->CPT<->taxonomies was a lifesaver for me 🙂
8 de junio de 2020
I bought the complete package and am more than satisfied with it. Very easy to use, well documented. But what I am most impressed of is the support. I have raised quite a number of questions, and each time within 24 hours the issue was resolved. Excellent!!
27 de mayo de 2020
If you're an advanced developer, or learning to extend the power of WP with custom fields or any kind of custom post meta, Metabox is an absolute game changer. This is one of the oldest and most robust customization plugins in the repo, and it just keeps getting better with time. It's a bit different to some of the competition in this area, notably in how lightweight it is, and the support is excellent. Will it tie your shoelaces and pack your lunch for you? No, of course not! With a bit of effort and a willingness to learn on your part though, it will begin to open up completely new possibilities in your custom WordPress projects. Top-notch, a genuinely outstanding tool, love it!
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Registro de cambios

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.