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文章作者可以在 WordPress 中为其文章指定自定义栏目。类似任意的附加信息通常叫做属性。这些属性可以是:

  • 心情:开心
  • 正在阅读:灰姑娘
  • 正在收听:加价热潮
  • 天气:闷热


属性的数据结构是键—值一一对应(key/value pair)。就是属性元素的名称;是会出现在信息所属的文章的属性列表中的信息。




Currently Reading: Calvin and Hobbes

Today's Mood: Jolly and Happy


添加, 更新, 删除
自定义 值/键


我们参考前面所提到的例子来操作. 我们将添加两个自定义栏目, 一个栏目称为 "正在阅读" 另一个栏目则称之为 "今天的心情". 下面我们演示如何使用自定义栏目显示信息。

  1. 依照常规将您的文章书写完成, 卷动滚动条到自定义栏目位置.
    Note: 自WordPressversion 3.1起,默认情况下自定义栏目已经隐藏,您可以通过管理面板写文章和页面编辑的显示选项中勾选自定义栏目打开它.
  2. 创建一个名字为"正在阅读"的自定义栏目 , 在名称的输入栏中输入"正在阅读"文字(不带引号).
  3. 为刚刚新创建的名称添加一个, 我们举一个正在阅读"卡尔文与霍布斯"的例子. 在的输入框中键入 "卡尔文与霍布斯"(不带引号).
  4. 单击添加自定义栏目按钮将以上内容保存到文章中.

To add your "Today's Mood", repeat the process and add "Today's Mood" to the key and a description of your mood in the value text boxes and click SAVE to save this information with the post.

On your next post, you can add a new book and mood to your meta-data. In the Custom Fields section, the Key will now feature a pull down list with the previously entered Custom Fields. Choose "Currently Reading" and then enter the new book you are reading in the value. Click Add Custom Field and then repeat the process to add "Today's Mood".

You only need to create a new "KEY" once, after which you can assign a value to that key for every post, if you so desire. You can also assign more than one Value to a key, for a post. This will come in handy for people who read more than one book at a time.

Displaying Custom Fields

With a Custom Field added to the post, it's time to display your books and mood to the world. To display the Custom Fields for each post, use the the_meta() template tag. The tag must be put within The Loop in order to work. Many people add the_meta() template tag to the end of their post or in their Post Meta Data Section. Here is a basic example of using the tag:

<?php the_meta(); ?>

It might look like this in the source code:

<ul class='post-meta'>
<li><span class='post-meta-key'>Curently Reading:</span> Calvin and Hobbes</li>
<li><span class='post-meta-key'>Today's Mood:</span> Jolly and Happy</li>

The template tag automatically puts the entire meta-data into a CSS style called post-meta. The key is in a span called post-meta-key so you can style it in your style sheet. All of this is showcased in an unordered list.

To customize the look of the post-meta list, change the characteristics in your style sheet. For instance, let's add some style to our example from the top. The style sheet elements would look like this:

.post-meta {font-variant: small-caps; color: maroon; }
.post-meta-key {color: green; font-weight: bold; font-size: 110%; }
  • Currently Reading: Calvin and Hobbes
  • Today's Mood: Jolly and Happy

There are also many WordPress Plugins in the Official WordPress Plugin Directory that add some nice features to the job of displaying meta tags. A search for Custom Field plugins at Google should help you find even more.

To register support for custom fields within a custom post type, simply list it in your 'supports' $args using 'custom-fields'.

'supports' => array('title','editor','thumbnail','custom-fields')



Getting Custom Fields

To fetch meta values use the get_post_meta() function:

 get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single);
  • $post_id is the ID of the post you want the meta values for. Use $post->ID to get a post's ID within the $post variable scope. Use get_the_ID() to retrieve the ID of the current item in the WordPress Loop.
  • $key is a string containing the name of the meta value you want.
  • $single can either be true or false. If set to true then the function will return a single result, as a string. If false, or not set, then the function returns an array of the custom fields.

Implementation Details

The PostMeta information is stored in a new table, $wpdb->postmeta. This table has four fields:

'meta_id' - A unique id for each entry.
'post_id' - The ID of the post for this metadata.
'meta_key' - The name of the 'key'.
'meta_value' - The value associated with the key.

The values from this table are pulled into a structured multi-dimensional array called $post_meta_cache, just after the $posts array is fetched in wp-blog-header.php. This variable will only contain values for the list of posts fetched for the current page build. The structure of the array will look something like this:

	postid1 => [
		key1 => [ val1, val2, ... ],
		key2 => [ val1, val2, ... ],
	postid2 => [
		key1 => [ val1, val2, ... ],
		key2 => [ val1, val2, ... ],

So, if you wanted to fetch the "reading" values from post number 256, you use this PHP code:

// Fetch an array of values for what I'm reading:
$readinglist = $post_meta_cache[256]['reading'];

Note: Don't forget that $readinglist will be an array, not a single value.

PostMeta Functions

Internal Functions

These functions are intended for use inside The Loop, and all return arrays.

Get all key/value data for the current post.
Get a list of all key names for the current post.
Get the list of values for a particular key on the current post.
get_post_meta($post_id, $key, $single = false)
In WP 1.5 and beyond, this function returns the meta information without cache problems. The function requires the post id, the key, and if $single is set to TRUE, it returns only the first result (NOT as an array) for PHP use.
This will output the resulting meta value (notice the addition of "echo"):
<?php $key="mykey"; echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $key, true); ?>

Template Functions

At the time of this writing, there is only one template function.

Echoes an unordered list containing the current post's meta-data with a class for the UL as post-meta and the LI as post-meta-key.

We expect that independent developers will come up with many interesting uses for post meta-data in the form of plugins. The the_meta() template function is just an extremely basic example.