In this post, we will tell you about a WordPress plugin that helps you to easily create meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress. The name of this awesome plugin is “Meta Box”. Let us go further and know more about it.
What Is Meta Box
Meta Box is a WordPress custom fields plugin and framework. It makes tasks of customizing a website so easy. This task includes mainly meta boxes and custom fields in WordPress. The plugin is Gutenberg and GDPR-compatible. The plugin saves your time by helping you build exactly what you want.
Meta Box helps you add custom fields and details on your website such as pages, posts, forms and anywhere you want using over 40 different field types such as text, images, file upload, checkboxes, and more.
The plugin is very popular as it has downloaded over 400,000 with a 4.9/5 rating.
How To Install Meta Box
Meta Box includes core plugin (free) and other extensions (both free and paid). The core plugin is free and can be installed from the WP repository. But it just allows you to custom some basic things. If you need more, you have to install extensions.
What We Really Liked About Meta Box
- Simple & Fast Using With Drag & Drop UI
You don’t need to know about code while using Meta Box. It’s simple and easy to use thanks to the optimized options and interface. The UI is intuitive and simple to create and configure custom fields.
We really loved its drag and drop user-interface. It makes our whole task super-easy. With it, we have to build WordPress custom user fields and forms. Another cool point is that we have also taken the PHP code of the same user field and copied it on another site to build the same.
- It is developer-friendly
Even when you don’t use the UI and want to code manually, Meta Box has simple and beautiful syntax. The way you create and configure custom fields is also as easy as using UI. The only exception is that you have to know PHP. Besides, this plugin seems to be compatible with the third party’s products as I use a lot of themes and other plugins but it doesn’t conflict with others. I’m using Genesis Framework for my blog and it integrates well with Meta Box.
We find that the plugin is ultra-lightweight. When we used its powerful API, we are able to add only what we need instead of getting stuck with a bundle of features. Therefore, our site runs pretty fast without any performance impact.
- Meta Box Group
With Meta Box Group, It helped us to organize your fields and sub-fields into manageable blocks. It helps in the situation when you have a lot of WordPress custom fields.
- Gutenberg & GDPR Compliance
Meta Box is completely compatible with Gutenberg and the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). It doesn’t store any personal data or send data to remote servers.
- Seamless Updates
All of our extensions are up to date with the help of its auto-updates features so we never miss a patch or any cool new features.
We find the Meta Box website has a detailed guide. It includes tutorials and in-depth articles.
Meta Box plugin is free to use. But you can extend its functionality by using free and premium extensions. Along with it, they also have a 14-days refund policy.
In our review, we find that “Meta Box” is really helpful even when you are a beginner. Using it is really an easy task. We don’t get any issue while we use it.
Are you a web developer and build WordPress websites for clients? If yes, then we highly recommend you to use the “Meta Box” plugin. You can surely be amazed by seeing the functionality of this plugin