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To display field value on the website, besides the helper functions, the Meta Box plugin provides a simple shortcode [rwmb_meta] to help users show the value in the post content or widget text without opening theme files and inserting PHP code.

[rwmb_meta id="field_id" object_id="15"]


Attribute Description
id The field ID. Required. Prior to version 4.17.0, this attribute was meta_key.
object_id The object ID. Optional. If not defined, then the current object ID is used. Prior to version 4.17.0, this attribute was post_id.
attribute Get a single attribute from the field value (such as URL of the image or term slug). The field value is get with the rwmb_get_value() helper function. This works only when the value is an array. Available since version 4.17.0.
render_shortcode Whether to render inner shortcodes inside the value of the field. For example, if you enter a shortcode in a textarea/editor field, this attribute will render that shortcode and return the rendered content. Default true.

This shortcode works exactly like rwmb_the_value() function with the same parameters.

Note: you can pass other attributes to the shortcode if you want. If you do so, those attributes will be passed to rwmb_the_value() function as the 2nd parameter.


Getting the value of a text field

[rwmb_meta id="phone"]

Getting image URL (single_image)

[rwmb_meta id="company_logo" attribute="url" size="thumbnail"]

Getting a term meta

[rwmb_meta id="color" object_id="15" object_type="term"]

Getting a settings

[rwmb_meta id="phone" object_id="site_option" object_type="setting"]

Getting a field value from a custom table

[rwmb_meta id="area" object_id="15" storage_type="custom_table" table="properties"]

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