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Meta Fetcher

Description

This plugin provides a simple [meta] shortcode that allows you to fetch meta information for the current $post.
There are options to return a single value, multiple values joined by a user defined string, or a JSON string.

Examples:

[meta name="your_meta_field"]

This will return the value of “your_meta_field”. If the value is an array, it will return a comma separated list, unless you specify an alternative join string.

[meta name="your_meta_field" single="false"]

By default, [meta] will return a single value. If you have multiple meta fields with the same name, you can get them all by setting single=”false”.

[meta name="your_meta_field" single="false" json="true"]

This will return the JSON encoded value of “your_meta_field”.

[meta name="your_meta_field" single="false" join="|"]

This will return a pipe separated values of “your_meta_field”.

[meta name="your_meta_field" shortcode="false"]

By default, the value will be passed to do_shortcode, unless you turn if off.

[meta name="your_meta_field" filters="true"]

There are a couple filters available if you want to filter the value. They are called after do_shortcode and before any JSON/array handling.
They are on be default, but can be turned of with filters=”false”. The filters are “meta_fetcher_value” and “meta_fetcher_{$name}”.

Installation

  1. Upload meta-fetcher folder to the /wp-content/plugins/ directory
  2. Activate the plugin through the ‘Plugins’ menu in WordPress
  3. Add shortcode to your content: [meta name="some_name_here" default="some default content"]

Contributors & Developers

“Meta Fetcher” is open source software. The following people have contributed to this plugin.

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Changelog

0.4

  • Added option to return a JSON string.
  • Added options for handling array meta values.

0.3

  • Added better checking for argument values.

0.2

  • Added additional arguments.

0.1

  • Initial build