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Magic Fields 2 Toolkit

A toolkit for the Magic Fields 2 plugin for media oriented CMS web design by non programmers.

  • End of active development notice

  • rewrote database access routines of utilities functions to improve security and efficiency


  • support configurable jQuery UI themes for the mt_tabs shortcode


  • alt_image, alt_video, and alt_audio fields now accept width in percentage (not just pixels) which is more appropriate for responsive design
  • more code re-written to fix bugs, improve security and improve software quality


  • code rewritten to fix bugs, improve security, improve software quality and support localization


  • Fixes for WordPress 4.3
  • Added a mt_show_tabs shortcode for displaying a list of [show_macro] shortcodes in jQuery UI tabs
  • mt_show_gallery shortcode for alt_images fields now support mouse-over popups and clickable links
  • Code for shortcode [mt_field] rewritten to improve software quality


  • The post content template interpreter has been redesigned and rewritten.
  • Video and audio media now support mouse-over popups and clickable links where applicable.
  • Css for media elements and the search widget improved to be compatible with more themes.
  • Added a sync button to synchronize Magic Fields 2 fields with the current toolkit fields to fix the annoying bug where the toolkit stops working after you upgrade Magic Fields 2;
  • Filters moved to the namespace mf2tk to reduce global namespace pollution.
  • All shortcodes are now rename-able for consistency and conflict resolution.
  • Some code rewritten to improve software quality.

  • alt_image_field, alt_video_field, alt_audio_field, alt_embed_field and alt_numeric parameters e.g., width, height, ... can now be overridden by using corresponding show_custom_field parameters
  • alt_image_field, alt_video_field, alt_audio_field and alt_embed_field now have a simplified how to use interface
  • fix css alignment problems with media elements, in particular removed the bottom margin from media elements to reduce the space between media and caption
  • rewrite code to improve speed, stability, security and software quality - use namespaces to reduce global pollution, gracefully handle missing parameters, use $wpdb->prepare(), ...

  • fix the really annoying bug where the should be optional mouseover overlay had to be specified

  • alt media fields now support showing popups on mouseover
  • fix problemwith Magic Fields get_data function by replacing with function alt_get_data


  • added interactive shell for evaluating shortcodes so that you can quickly see the HTML generated by shortcode processing

  • variable assignments now support filters
  • if statement now supports an equality condition
  • added filters to return field name and field type


  • support assigning custom field values to content template variables
  • modify content template conditional inclusion to require both definition and truthy
  • support iteration for content template variables


  • content templates now support a post iterator
  • fix bugs with the alt_video field type


  • content templates now support iterators for group and field indexes


  • added a gallery shortcode for "image media" and "alt_image" fields
  • "how to use" now works for duplicated fields


  • added support for post type specific search result templates


  • added a URL field
  • alt_image now has onclick URL property
  • added how to use boxes for taxonomies
  • inserting content templates can now be done directly from the post content editor - alt_template pseudo field is not necessary
  • alt_table field now saves its settings


  • save post content as a content template(content macro)
  • psuedo field to generate the shortcode to use a content template(content macro)

  • fix some css problems on Firefox and some anomalies with the video shortcode on Firefox

  • removed some debugging code


  • make shortcodes easier to use by automatically generating a bespoke shortcode for each Magic Field
  • added a pseudo field that automatically generates a shortcode for table of Magic Fields names and values
  • added a numeric field type with a measurement unit suffix and/or currency symbol prefix
  • make the video, audio, embed and image field types more user friendly and correct anomalies in the generated HTML elements
  • bug fixes, prettify admin settings interface

  • bug fixes, prettify user interface and code maintenance

  • fix drag and drop problem on search widgets administrator's interface for older versions of Internet Explorer
  • added style sheet for the search widget
  • several small enhancements and bug fixes for the search widget

  • no changes; just synced readme and plugin version numbers

  • upgrade a utility file to current version


  • The search results table of posts is now a sortable table. Note that this requires a manual upgrade of search widget's content macro.

  • fix pagination bug for search results output
  • added psuedo file __post_author
  • added search by post author
  • added support for post type specific css file for alternate search result output
  • omit select post type if there is only one post type

  • was the wrong version

  • optionally display seach results using a content macro
  • supports drag and drop to change order of search fields
  • for searches optionally set query type to is_search so only excerpts are displayed for applicable themes
  • provides a field for WordPress's embed shortcode.
  • rovides a field for WordPress's video and audio shortcodes.

fix error in macro definition

fix a bad uri.

corrected version number errors again.

corrected version number errors.

corrected errors in this readme.


  • show_custom_fields now can iterate over a list of posts making a table of data from multiple posts easy to do
  • macro shortcode now understands inline macros so you do not have to create a content macro post
  • macro conditionals can now have a #else# block
  • macros can now have default arguments
  • added psuedo field __post_title


  • ordering fields first by group index then by field name
  • excluding fields by class name, e.g. -alpha means exclude fields of class alpha
  • injecting the class name into field prefixes and suffixes using the html comment <!–$class–>
  • a psuedo parent field __parent so that the parent post can be referenced in a recursion
  • wildcarding the group name, e.g. _<,> is now valid
  • a special group member field mf2tk_key which will specify the group index as text and whose class is the group class
  • indexing groups by name instead of integers using the value of the mf2tk_key, e.g. alpha_beta<gamma,> instead of alpha_beta<1,>
  • classes for groups using the class of the mf2tk_key which can be used to include/exclude groups
  • group_before/group_after with replacement of html comments <!–$Group–>, <!–$class–>, <!–$group–>
  • changed search from using the multiple select html element to multiple select html checkboxes


  • Added new features: macros for post content, an alternative dropdown field, an alternative HTML5 compatible get_audio() function and utility functions.
  • Enhanced the shortcode feature with more parameters and the search feature with configurable parameters.


  • Minor correction to 0.3


  • Added a search widget for Magic Fields.
  • Added an alternative textbox field that allows you to select previously entered data.


  • Added an alternative related type field which uses multiple selection checkboxes instead of a single selection dropdown.
  • Enhanced shortcodes to make it easier to display a table of field names and their values.


  • Initial release with custom post copy and custom field shortcode features.

Requires: 3.6 or higher
Compatible up to: 4.2.11
Last Updated: 1 year ago
Active Installs: 80+


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