Cloning fields

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The clone feature of the Meta Box plugin allows us to create multiple inputs from a text, textarea, select, … fields without declaring many fields in the code.

Making a field cloneable

To make a field cloneable, just add 'clone' => true to field’s parameter. After doing that, you’ll see a new + (Add Clone) button below field input:

add clone

Clicking on that button will duplicate field input:

duplicate input

You can notice that there are new buttons - (Remove Clone) which allow you to remove clones.

Clone settings

Name Description
clone Make field cloneable? true or false (default). Optional.
max_clone Limit the number of clones. Integer. Must be greater than 2. Optional.
add_button The text for Add more clone button. Optional. Default “+ Add more”.
clone_default Clone the default value of fields? true or false (default).
sort_clone Allow to drag-and-drop sort clones. true or false (default). See the following screenshot.
clone_as_multiple Whether to store cloned values in multiple rows in the database? See this post for examples.

drag and drop