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Dump All Custom Fields

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WordPress has a built in function, the_meta(), for outputting all custom fields. But this function is limited in that it doesn't always output all of them. For example, it misses custom fields added by plugins which begin with an _ underscore.

This bit of code uses an alternate function, get_post_custom() which will return all of them, and display all values. Good for debugging.

<h3>All Post Meta</h3>

<?php $getPostCustom=get_post_custom(); // Get all the data ?>

    foreach($getPostCustom as $name=>$value) {

        echo "<strong>".$name."</strong>"."  =>  ";

        foreach($value as $nameAr=>$valueAr) {
                echo "<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;";
                echo $nameAr."  =>  ";
                echo var_dump($valueAr);

        echo "<br /><br />";


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  1. Jonathan Bird
    Permalink to comment#

    Ah just what I’ve been looking for. Easy to customize into what you want like a list pulling out all image URLs.

  2. JayJay
    Permalink to comment#

    Nice one – thanks!

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