How to create a food menu which changes every week so that the restaurant owner doesn’t have to hire a developer to edit it periodically? There’s an only way to do it, that’s creating a feature that allows the restaurant owner to choose dishes then displays them on the menu automatically.
If you want to use Meta Box to create custom fields or a settings page without installing it, there is another way that is bundling it into another plugin.
You may wonder why we need to do it. It’s because when you create a website for clients, it may be a good idea to hide information such as the used plugins. This time, bundling Meta Box into another plugin will be an effective way.
Let’s see how to do it.
Normally, to edit settings of a theme, users must go to Customizer. But there is another way to do it. It’s creating a settings page that includes options from Customizer so that users can edit these options without going to Customizer. You can do it easily by using the MB Settings Page extension of Meta Box.
In WordPress, each user account on the website has his/her own avatar, but to set this avatar, users must use a tool called Gravatar. This work sometimes costs time and effort. However, you can completely change it by creating a field that allows users to upload photos right on the website, then set that image as an avatar. Thus, user’s manipulation becomes somewhat simpler. In this case, the avatar that the user has set himself/herself (not by Gravatar) is temporarily called a custom avatar.
If you are wondering about what an FAQs page is, we will explain it very shortly for you. F.A.Q stands for Frequently Ask Question, so an FAQs page is a page that helps people quickly and directly address the most common questions about your product. FAQs page is so integral because it not only solves the customer’s problem but also boosts the relationship between you and your users.
WordPress allows you to add more users to your website, but it’s from the backend only. If you want to allow visitors to register and manage their accounts from the frontend, you might create a custom sign up, sign in, and user profile page for them. You also might create some fields for them to fill in their information. If you are using Meta Box plugin, you may use it to do it easily.
Favicon refers to Favorite Icon, which is a small icon displayed in the tab’s name on the browser. Users can distinguish each tab by this icon. It often has the size is 16x16px and is saved in a file named
favicon.io in the root folder of the server. It also is considered as an abridged logo of your business.
Every website often has a favicon applied to all pages on the site. But, you may want to highlight your products by set individual favicon for each product page. Using Meta Box plugin along with editing the theme a little bit will help you get it.
Among the various types of online advertising, classified advertisement is probably the earliest-developed type that still exists. Over the years, the classified websites have improved its interface and features, but they are still based on the basic features which are:
- Allows users (sellers) to register an account, post a product or service with detail information;
- Allows the audience (buyers) to search and view the products.
One of the most reputed websites in classified advertising is Ebay.com. I’m going to show you how to create a classified ads website in WordPress using Meta Box which follows Ebay’s model.
As you know, by default, WordPress comes with two post types: page and post. If you want a more variety of suitable post types to choose from, e.g., a post type for products, you have to create them yourself. Such post types are called Custom Post Types.