A week ago, we published the Online Generator for all people to help them creating custom fields and meta boxes faster. Today, we introduce an improvements of that tool for premium users – saving end editing generated meta boxes!
One of the most valuable feedback from our survey is make it easier to get started with the plugin. While we put a lot of effort to improve our documentation (live search and many tutorials), beginners still have some difficulty to use the powerful plugin. That’s why we create Online Generator tool.
We often receive questions asking about the demo for Meta Box plugin and the extensions. People want to see how they work in reality. And because most of the extensions required custom coding, the task of creating a demo website is delayed until now. Today we’re happy to release the demo suite website, which includes the demos for almost all premium and free extensions.
Visit demo website: http://demo.metabox.io
There are 15 demos available at the moment and will be more in the future. We hope you enjoy it. And if you find any problem, please let us know via the Contact page.
At the moment, each extension of the plugin Meta Box is provided separately. They acts like a small module that provides only one functionality for one purpose. While this approach is good for continuous development, users might not want that. Some users who purchased the Developer Bundle have suggested a AIO package that includes all the extension in a plugin. This way, they only need to install 1 plugin instead of 15, keeping the Plugins page clean and still have all the functionality.
Embeding the meta boxes in the frontend is a frequent question from our users. And today, we’re happy to release a new extension to resolve this problem – MB Frontend Submission. This extension not only allows you to put meta box form in the frontend, but also handle the post submission as well. So you can use it as a true solution for user-submitted content.
As planed for 2017, we have been working on improvements both the UI and the code base of the Meta Box plugin since the beginning of this year. And yesterday we were very happy to release a new minor version 4.11. And after just one day, Meta Box has been downloaded more than 14000 times! Yes, we made a new record.
We’re happy to release the new version of the Meta Box Group that supports collapsing/expanding groups with a new UI. This version truly bring the power and usefulness of the groups to our users. With it, you can collapse a very long group, drag and drop it to reorder and save that collapsible state. So next time you edit that post, that group is collapsed automatically.
With more features are being added to the Meta Box core and the extensions, we hope the plugin will be used by more users and developers. And today, we are happy to launch the Affiliate Program for the plugin. The program can help people earn a good commission by introducing the plugin to their audience.
Since version 2.2, developers can use the Meta Box Builder to export PHP code that can be used on another websites without the extension. You can use Meta Box Builder to prototype the custom fields to test. When everything works, you can export the PHP code to use to increase the website performance.