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La fonction add_meta_box() a été ajoutée dans la Version 2.5. Elle permet au développeurs de plugins d'ajouter des It allows plugin developers to add meta boxes to the administrative interface.


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(string) (required) Identifiant unique de la metabox sur l'écrand d'édition.
Default: None
(string) (required) Titre de la metabox, visible par les utilisateurs.
Default: None
(callback) (required) Function that prints out the HTML for the edit screen section. The function name as a string, or, within a class, an array to call one of the class's methods. The callback can accept up to two arguments, see Callback args. See the second example under Example below.
Default: None
(string) (required) Type de contenu concerné sur lequel s'affiche la Metabox (Article, page, ...) ('post', 'page', 'link', 'attachment' ou 'custom_post_type' où custom_post_type est l'identifiant, ou label, unique de l'article personnalisé)
Default: None
(string) (optional) L'endroit où doit être affichée la metabox ('normal', 'advanced', or 'side'). (Note that 'side' doesn't exist before 2.7)
Default: 'advanced'
(string) (optional) The priority within the context where the boxes should show ('high', 'core', 'default' or 'low')
Default: 'default'
(array) (optional) Arguments to pass into your callback function. The callback will receive the $post object and whatever parameters are passed through this variable.
Default: null

Return Values



Here is an example that adds a custom section to the post and page editing screens:

/* Define the custom box */

add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'myplugin_add_custom_box' );

// backwards compatible (before WP 3.0)
// add_action( 'admin_init', 'myplugin_add_custom_box', 1 );

/* Do something with the data entered */
add_action( 'save_post', 'myplugin_save_postdata' );

/* Adds a box to the main column on the Post and Page edit screens */
function myplugin_add_custom_box() {
    $screens = array( 'post', 'page' );
    foreach ($screens as $screen) {
            __( 'My Post Section Title', 'myplugin_textdomain' ),

/* Prints the box content */
function myplugin_inner_custom_box( $post ) {

  // Use nonce for verification
  wp_nonce_field( plugin_basename( __FILE__ ), 'myplugin_noncename' );

  // The actual fields for data entry
  // Use get_post_meta to retrieve an existing value from the database and use the value for the form
  $value = get_post_meta( $_POST['post_ID'], $key = '_my_meta_value_key', $single = true );
  echo '<label for="myplugin_new_field">';
       _e("Description for this field", 'myplugin_textdomain' );
  echo '</label> ';
  echo '<input type="text" id="myplugin_new_field" name="myplugin_new_field" value="'.esc_attr($value).'" size="25" />';

/* When the post is saved, saves our custom data */
function myplugin_save_postdata( $post_id ) {

  // First we need to check if the current user is authorised to do this action. 
  if ( 'page' == $_POST['post_type'] ) {
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'edit_page', $post_id ) )
  } else {
    if ( ! current_user_can( 'edit_post', $post_id ) )

  // Secondly we need to check if the user intended to change this value.
  if ( ! isset( $_POST['myplugin_noncename'] ) || ! wp_verify_nonce( $_POST['myplugin_noncename'], plugin_basename( __FILE__ ) ) )

  // Thirdly we can save the value to the database

  //if saving in a custom table, get post_ID
  $post_ID = $_POST['post_ID'];
  //sanitize user input
  $mydata = sanitize_text_field( $_POST['myplugin_new_field'] );

  // Do something with $mydata 
  // either using 
  add_post_meta($post_ID, '_my_meta_value_key', $mydata, true) or
    update_post_meta($post_ID, '_my_meta_value_key', $mydata);
  // or a custom table (see Further Reading section below)

This is an example of how to add a meta box from inside a class

 * Calls the class on the post edit screen
function call_someClass() 
    return new someClass();
if ( is_admin() )
    add_action( 'load-post.php', 'call_someClass' );

 * The Class
class someClass
    const LANG = 'some_textdomain';

    public function __construct()
        add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', array( &$this, 'add_some_meta_box' ) );

     * Adds the meta box container
    public function add_some_meta_box()
            ,__( 'Some Meta Box Headline', self::LANG )
            ,array( &$this, 'render_meta_box_content' )

     * Render Meta Box content
    public function render_meta_box_content() 
        echo '<h1>TEST OUTPUT - this gets rendered inside the meta box.</h1>';

Callback args

The $callback_args array will be passed to the callback function as the second argument. The first argument is the post's $post object.

// This function adds a meta box with a callback function of my_metabox_callback()
function add_my_meta_box() {
     $var1 = 'this';
     $var2 = 'that';
           'Metabox Title',
           array( 'foo' => $var1, 'bar' => $var2)

// $post is an object containing the current post (as a $post object)
// $metabox is an array with metabox id, title, callback, and args elements. 
// The args element is an array containing your passed $callback_args variables.

function my_metabox_callback ( $post, $metabox ) {
     echo 'Last Modified: '.$post->post_modified;        // outputs last time the post was modified
     echo $metabox['args']['foo'];                         // outputs 'this'
     echo $metabox['args']['bar'];                         // outputs 'that'
     echo get_post_meta($post->ID,'my_custom_field',true); // outputs value of custom field

Source File

add_meta_box() is located in wp-admin/includes/template.php.

Further Reading

External Resources

See also index of Function Reference and index of Template Tags.