[wp-hackers] Help with adding extra data into a post

Jennifer Hodgdon yahgrp at poplarware.com
Wed Nov 19 15:08:45 GMT 2008

Alex Hempton-Smith wrote:
> This is actually exactly what I want to do in a plugin I'm planning, but the
> custom-fields interface put me off - how do you create a custom box and then
> save that data in a custom-field?

There's a fairly complete example of the hooks for creating a custom 
section on post edit screens in the add_meta_box documentation:

As far as saving the data in a custom field, you'll need:

You also asked about AJAX:

Hope this helps,

Jennifer Hodgdon * Poplar ProductivityWare

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