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We are proud of Meta Box as a popular toolkit for the WordPress on custom meta boxes and custom fields. And we are eager to share more ideas and experiences with you. From today, if you share our homepage with #wordpress #plugin #metabox, you can achieve a $5 voucher for the first extension!

So how to do it? Simply share Meta Box on the social media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+) with these tags #wordpress #plugin #metabox and add @rilwis to notify us. If you can write some words for us that would be great! Then, just wait for $5 voucher! We will be in touch soon!

From 2017, we will work harder to provide you the best Meta Box ever, we just need your attention and feedback! So don’t forget to follow us in social media too!

The Result of the Survey

2016 is a really big year for Meta Box WordPress. We have been familiar with more people, and people trusted our brand more. In 2017, we aim to provide you an easier functional plugin than ever to become your special chocolate cake and great swiss army knife (someone wrote them in the survey!). So we did a quick survey last few weeks. You cannot imagine how happy we are to receive so many suggestion and commendatory from all over the world! Now we would like to share the results with you, and maybe you can find your answers as well.

More than 50% of the users are in the age range of 22-35, and nearly 90% of users are developers. The business websites are 95% developed by Meta Box among the users, and then followed by Ecommerce and blog more than 60% respectively. The way people know us mainly from Google (over 60%), and WordPress forum (50%). As for the reason choosing us, the answer is quite definite. The ‘functions’ become the first and leave second answer “support” far away. When asking about the words representing the Meta Box, “Simple” “Easy” “custom” “function” become the top mind.

Do we find some problems? Yes, we do! You gave us so many useful information that lights our way in 2017. People still connect us with sometimes buggy. And only 5.5% people know us by social media.

And we find improving UI, adding more features, and developing documentation and examples must be put on our top list. But don’t worry, we have already made a specific plan and schedule for each of them.  

As for the last question, “do you have anything else that want to tell us?” we are so appreciate that you wrote a lot of  praises here. Even a small letter! And there are so many useful and benefit suggestions that we cannot put them all. But we will try our best to meet your expectations as soon as possible!

PS: We need you!

Due to this successful survey, we would like to have a Need you page in our homepage to do a survey once a month. This could make us know our weakness and fix them as soon as possible. Also, we would like to send an invitation for all of you. If you have any ideas or codings about Meta Box just contact us, we really want to work with all of you to make Meta Box as the most perfect and helpful plugins never ever.

 

Meta Box 4.10 Released

Today, we’re happy to announce that the new version 4.10 of the Meta Box plugin is released. This is a new minor version that includes a new video field type and some improvements for media fields. If you’re using an older version of the plugin, please update it now.

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Meta Box 2016 year in review

The New Year is here and we wish you health, success, and fun! 2016 is a great year for Meta Box when it reached 200.000 active installs (counted by WordPress.org), excluding users who are using Meta Box as a included module in themes. That is a double from the last year! And we want to say thank you to you all to support us and help us make the software a better tool for both developers and users.

2016 in numbers

In 2016, we had 14 releases this year with 2 minor versions: 4.8 and 4.9. All of them are big improvements for the plugin, some highlights include:

  • Rewrite the way the plugin loads file, which uses the autoloading feature which prevents loading files twice and saves memory.
  • Make the wysiwyg (editor) cloneable (repeatable).
  • All HTML5 input types (week, month, etc.) are supported.
  • Fully compatible with WPML (officially supported by WPML team).

There are also huge improvements for date/time picker, media (file, image) and object (user, taxonomy, post) fields that we want to bring more options to users while keeping the codebase similar (and small). You might want to see how good the codebase of Meta Box is.

This year, we also released 5 extensions and a Developer Bundle. We now support more meta types in WordPress for users and terms. We also support REST API in WordPress which we think will be a great thing for developers who use WordPress as an application.

Plan for 2017

In the next year, we have some ideas in our head and want to make them real. Most important things we think are:

  • Improve the codebase of Meta Box (as always), making it smaller, more structured and easier to understand (so developers can easily extend it).
  • Release at least 5 extensions, some of them will be for developers, and some for users. We also will try to use Meta Box to make useful plugins for end-users as well.
  • Write more tutorials to help users to leverage all the features of the plugin and improve the documentation to show them to the users. Some users don’t know features already exist in Meta Box! (Yes, we have a lot of powerful options).
  • Improve the UI of Meta Box, making it look more beautiful.
  • Improve the Builder extension that can work with all extensions.
  • Making the online generator that you can use to generate code for Meta Box faster!

We’re expanding our development team, and we hope that will bring more energy and speed up the development process.

And thank you again for being with us in this year. And Happy New Year!

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