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  • sbcea


    Can someone help me out? For some reason, there are rogue values appearing in my list of custom field keys. See the screenshot:

    The only one that I’ve created was thumbnail and that should be the only one to show. The rest are URLs to videos. I thought they may have been caused by a video plugin, but I’ve since deleted that plugin and all known instances of the URLs on the site.

    How do I remove these unneeded keys from the list?

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  • stvwlf


    I would guess that you accidently, at some point, entered URL’s in the Key field in custom fields, instead of in the Value field. WordPress remembers all Key values that have been previously entered and displays them as possible choices in the pulldown you have in your screenshot.

    In terms of how you find them, if you know how to look in your WordPress mySQL database, they are stored in the postmeta table. From there you can find the ID numbers of the posts that contain those bad custom fields and edit those posts to remove them.



    Thanks for the reply. I will try to track them down. I’m pretty sure I never entered them manually. This has happened on two sites. Since they are all video links, my assumption is still that the video plugin (WP Video) I was using had something to do with it.

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