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.
Meta Box is one of the best WordPress plugins for adding custom fields and meta boxes. It launched in 2010, as the first custom fields plugin for developers. And until Dec. 2016, it has been downloaded 1,300,000+ times and had active installs 200,000+. Due to our survey, more than 90% users are developers who are satisfied with our functional plugins. But we still believe anyone can install Meta Box and benefit from it. So today we would like to show a general guide for WordPress beginners to enjoy Meta Box. And as for the developers, we hope you can get something useful here to minimize your work.
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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!
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.