How to add custom field in wordpress post

Hello People,

So here i am coming with some good stuff to help out bloggers/non-bloggers on “how to add custom field in WordPress post“. There are various ways to add custom fields in wordpress post from you admin panel, it helps to support various fields to add up to show in-front of users.Custom fields can include almost any value you can think of if implemented correctly. Some examples include but are not limited to:

  • Custom Thumbnails
  • Status Updates
  • Advanced Links
  • Titles and Subtitles
  • Author Information
  • Weather Statuses
  • Custom Times and Dates
  • many more!
Example of native-wordpress-custom-fields

Based upon our example above, let’s put this into action. We’ll add two custom fields, one called “Copyrights” and the other “Author”. The following instructions will demonstrate how to add this information to a post using Custom Fields.

Steps add custom field in wordpress post admin :

  1. After you have written your post, scroll down to the area titled Custom Fields.Note: As of WordPress version 3.1, some screen options on the Post & Page edit Administration Panels are hidden by default. Custom Fields are hidden by default if they have not been used before.

  2. To create a new Custom Field called “Copyrights”, enter the text “Copyrights” (without the quotes) in the text entry field titled Name.

  3. The newly created Key (“Copyrights”) should now be assigned a Value, which in our case is the Copyrights Year which is, “2015”. Type “2015” in the Value field, again without the quotes.

  4. Click Add Custom Field button to save this custom information for that post.


Advanced Custom Fields is a great plugin that gives you a graphical interface for building custom fields. You create sets of fields and then assign those sets to your custom post types, or really any number of criteria (but we’ll get to that a bit later). It’s free in the WordPress Plugin Directory.

Rahul Setia was born and raised in the Kaithal, Haryana. He worked at brands like Jabong, ProProfs etc. He was also in the List of Top 100 Social Media Influencer's 2019 by Status Brew. He lives in Delhi/NCR and is a Digital Gig & Founder of Websites i.e,, Follow me on: LinkedIn, @rahulsetia007 and Facebook.

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