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Closed 4 years ago

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#49952 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Custom Field Settings

Reported by: eromi's profile eromi Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version:
Component: Administration Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: ui, administration Cc:


The custom field box doesn't show on the screen menu even when deactivated all plugins and switch to the default theme, same issues am having, I tried adding code back to the theme function to bring it back, I don't really know how I can add the get custom field box back

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This is the screenshot and you can see here that the custom field box doesn't show on the screen options

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Change History (3)

4 years ago

This is the screenshot and you can see here that the custom field box doesn't show on the screen options

#1 @knutsp
4 years ago

  • Component changed from Widgets to Administration
  • Focuses accessibility javascript css template multisite performance removed
  • Keywords reporter-feedback close added
  • Severity changed from major to normal
  • Type changed from feature request to defect (bug)
  • Version 5.4 deleted

Hello @eromi, welcome to Trac and thanks for the ticket.

There is no "custom field" dashboard widget in WordPress core. There is a meta box for custom fields on the editor page, but only when using the classic editor.

What is it exactly you mean?

Also, be aware that this Trac is not for support questions. Please use our support forums and create a new topic describing your issue

Last edited 4 years ago by SergeyBiryukov (previous) (diff)

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
4 years ago

  • Keywords close removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from new to closed

Hi there, welcome to WordPress Trac!

As noted above, the Custom Fields box is only displayed on Edit Post screen, not on Dashboard.

In the block editor, the box can be enabled by clicking the three dots button at the top of the right sidebar, then navigating to “Options” → “Advanced panels”.

This article might be helpful: Custom Fields Metabox in Gutenberg Block Editor.

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