CSV Importer Free – Compatible with Meta Box

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CSV Importer now incorporates the data import and export support for the Meta Box plugin. This release of CSV Importer Free is absolutely a treat for Meta Box plugin users. Free up yourself to learn the complete feature included in this release on this article.

Meta Box: What is it?

Meta Box is a WordPress plugin and framework that lets you create Custom fields and Custom Meta Boxes inside any WordPress Custom Post Type. You can assign custom fields to your WordPress posts, pages, custom post types, forms, etc., It offers 40+ field types like text, checkbox, file uploads, etc., You can have control over the code and customize them upon your need. This plugin is compatible with WordPress Multisite. It has 700,000+ active installs and 4.9-star ratings. Meta Box is designed specifically for developers; the codes are lightweight and open-source. Meta Box offers free and premium extensions to extend the custom fields functionality. Visit Meta Box Official site for more.

Features of Meta Box Plugin

  • Lets you create any type of custom fields or metadata to add to WordPress
  • Supports 40+ builtin custom fields
  • Developer friendly plugin
  • Integrates with any themes and plugins
  • Compatible with WPML
  • And way more

How to create Custom Fields with the Meta Box plugin?

Creating Custom Fields with Meta Box is different when compared to other Custom Fields plugins. Meta Box has an online code generator tool that lets you create custom fields painlessly. You can use the tool to create a set of codes that are generated from selecting the field types. Then you can use the generated code inside the themes file to make the custom fields visible inside WordPress. Read below to learn how to create custom fields with Meta Box plugin.

Step 1: Generate code using Online Generator

After installing the Meta Box plugin in WordPress, the next step is to generate the online code.

  • Go to https://metabox.io/online-generator/
  • In the Fields tab, the custom fields are grouped under Basic, Advanced, WordPress, Upload, and Layout categories.
  • The Basic category has field types like Button, Checkbox, Checkbox List, Email, Hidden, Number, Password, Radio, Range, Select, Select Advanced, Text, Textarea, and URL.
  • Advanced Category field types: Autocomplete, Color Picker, Date, Date Time, Fieldset Text, Google Maps, Image Select, oEmbed, Slider, Text List, Time, and WYSIWYG.
  • The WordPress category field types are Post, Taxonomy, Taxonomy Advanced, and User.
  • Field Types such as File, File Advanced, File Input, Image, Image Advanced, and video are inside the Upload category. Field types like Divider, and Heading are inside the Layout.
  • From the Fields tab, choose the essential fields from these categories by simply clicking them to add them on the right side to generate the code.
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  • Switch to the Settings tab and configure settings like Field group title, Post types, position, etc.,
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  • After you have finished the setup, click ‘Generate Code’.
  • It will generate a list of codes which are like below.
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Step 2: Add generated code inside your Themes in WordPress

Copy the generated code and visit your WordPress website to paste it.

  • Move to the ‘Appearance’ menu.
  • Select ‘Theme File Editor’.
  • Visit the ‘functions.php’ file of your child theme.
  • At the end of the file, paste the copied code.
  • Once done, click ‘Update file’.
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CSV Importer Import Export support for Meta Box fields

WP Ultimate CSV Importer Free now supports Meta Box plugin fields data import and export. The free version supports importing and exporting data of all Basic fields and Advanced fields(except Google Map, Image, Select, and Slider) created with Meta Box. Let’s see how to import and export Meta Box fields data with WP Ultimate CSV Importer.

Meta Box Import with CSV Importer

WP Ultimate CSV Importer plugin imports data through files like CSV and XML. So to import your data to Meta Box fields, create CSV files with values in proper formats. You can refer to our documentation for Meta Box to know how to include values in CSV or XML while preparing your file. Follow the below points to import CSV/XML data into Meta Box fields.

  • Upload the prepared CSV or XML file into WP Ultimate CSV Importer.
  • Choose the post type from the dropdown.
  • Map the CSV headers correctly. Make sure to map fields in the ‘Meta Box Fields’ widget.
  • Configure the Media Handling section to import external images.
  • Click ‘Start Import’. The import will begin and be completed within a few minutes.
  • Once the import is complete, you will get a result like this.
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  • Verify the import completed by checking the ‘View logs’.
  • Check your import in Admin view and Web view.

Quick Export your Meta Box data

You can export your post types along with Meta Box fields data with the CSV Importer plugin. If you are using the free version, install the Export WordPress Data with Advanced Filters add-on to access the export feature. Export features are limited for the free version. If you need more features go for WP Ultimate CSV Importer Premium.

You can export data of your Meta Box fields along with supported Post Types. Just move to the Export tab, choose the module and give the file name. Then click export and download the CSV file of your Meta Box fields data.

Download For free

If you are new to CSV Importer, download our free plugin from the WordPress.org CSV Importer page. Otherwise, you are our beloved user, help yourself to update the plugin by visiting the Plugin page on your WordPress dashboard.

More features available in CSV Importer Pro

Not satisfied with limited free features, get the pro version of the CSV Importer plugin to unlock more features. The pro version supports most of the Meta Box fields. To know the supported fields, please check CSV Importer plugin documentation for Meta Box.

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