Admin Columns Pro Meta Box
It is already well-established that Meta Box is among the most important plugins for managing the Custom Fields on WordPress websites. Because of its focus on the needs of developers and the fact that it has over 400,000 active installations, this toolbox is an absolute must for programmers who would rather manage custom field-related websites through code than through database settings.
Meta Box and Admin Columns Pro
You will have the ability to personalise the WordPress list tables for any post type, user, or taxonomy by adding columns for the fields that you have defined in your meta boxes thanks to the Meta Box connection that is included in Admin Columns Pro. In addition, with the strength of the Admin Columns pro features, you’ll have the ability to search for, edit, sort, and export your data directly from the overview pages.
Creating columns for Meta Box fields
Admin Columns grants users the ability to generate a column for each and every supported Meta Box field. Every field that can be used is catalogued in the drop-down menu for the Column Type and organised into its own Meta Box category. The following Meta Box Fields are ones that can be used: Autocomplete, Text, Number, URL, Email, Range, Text List, Checkbox, Checkbox List, Button, Radio, Select, Select Advanced, Textarea, Image Select, Color, OEmbed, Slider, WYSIWYG, Autocomplete, Fieldset Text, Map, OpenStreetMap, Date, Date-Time, Time, Post, Taxonomy, Taxonomy Advanced, User, HTML File, File Input, File Advanced, Image Advanced, HTML Image, Background
Search Meta Box content on the list table
Once you’ve generated columns for your Meta Box fields, you can simply search the content of those fields directly from the overview using our Smart Filters. This is made possible by the fact that you can do so. The settings of the fields will be recognised by Admin Columns so that it can provide you with the most effective user interface for the fields that are linked. You can search text fields for specific words or string patterns. You can search inside ranges in number fields; for example, you could search for “Pages between 100 and 200.” It is simple to do a search for dates that fall within a certain range, that start from a particular day, or that are merely in the past or the future.
Quick Edit Meta Box data
You are able to make changes to the information included within the columns and fields of your WordPress list tables by utilising the “Inline Edit” feature. Therefore, there is no longer a requirement to navigate to the “edit post” page in order to modify a single field. When you frequently modify particular data for your posts, this function will save you a significant amount of time.
- Everything that can be changed using our inline edit function can also be changed using our bulk edit option. Simply mark the posts you would like to modify, and then click the “Bulk Edit” option to make the changes to the data for the rows that are selected.
Export Meta Box fields to CSV
Exporting all of the data from the overview into a CSV file can be done with ease. The export function obviously works for many pages, and it will take into account any sorting or filtering actions you perform. This makes it possible to just export data for specific posts that contain specific data, which is a very useful feature.
Support for Meta Box extensions
The meta box toolkit is comprised of the primary plugin along with a wide variety of extensions, both free and for a fee, all of which can be found on their website. We chose the Meta Box extensions that were the most widely used and appropriate, and we made sure that they were compatible with our integration as well. The following additions can be made to your file:
- MB Custom Table (Store custom field in custom tables in the database)
- MB Term Meta (Support for the Taxonomy overview pages)
- MB User Meta (Support for the User overview page)
- MB Comment Meta (Support for the Comment overview page)
Custom Table Support
The capability for custom tables is regarded as one of the best expansions for the Meta Box. When working with a huge dataset, having this extension installed will make it possible for you to store the custom fields in a separate table rather than using the usual WordPress metatables. As a result, retrieving data will go much more quickly. These custom tables are supported by the Meta Box integration for Admin Columns Pro, and all of the pro capabilities, such as sorting, exporting, editing, and searching, have been implemented with a great deal of performance.