CMB2 is a metabox, custom fields, and forms library for WordPress that will blow your mind.

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v2.11.0 2024-04-02 19:30 UTC


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Contributors: jtsternberg, webdevstudios, zao, humanmade
Tags: metaboxes, forms, fields, options, settings
Requires at least: 3.8.0
Requires PHP: 7.4
Tested up to: 6.4
Stable tag: 2.11.0
License: GPLv2 or later
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CMB2 is a developer's toolkit for building metaboxes, custom fields, and forms for WordPress that will blow your mind. Easily manage meta for posts, terms, users, comments, or create custom option pages.

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CMB2 is a complete rewrite of Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress. To get started, please follow the examples in the included example-functions.php file and have a look at the basic usage instructions.

You can see a list of available field types here.

If you are coming from the original "Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress" plugin, please read this post for the CMB2 background story.


Development occurs on Github, and all contributions welcome. Please read the CONTRIBUTING doc for more details.

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If installing the plugin from

  1. Upload the entire /CMB2 directory to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory.
  2. Activate CMB2 through the 'Plugins' menu in WordPress.
  3. Copy (and rename if desired) example-functions.php into to your theme or plugin's directory.
  4. Edit to only include the fields you need and rename the functions.
  5. Profit.

If including the library in your plugin or theme:

  1. Place the CMB2 directory inside of your theme or plugin.
  2. Copy (and rename if desired) example-functions.php into a folder above the CMB2 directory OR copy the entirety of its contents to your theme's functions.php file.
  3. Edit to only include the fields you need and rename the functions (CMB2 directory should be left unedited in order to easily update the library).
  4. Profit.


Known Issues

  • Not all fields work well in a repeatable group.