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Creating an FAQs page - MB Views

We’ll create an FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) page where the questions and answers are saved in custom fields.

This is the page we’re going to create in this practice. It’s built without using any page builder.

The example of FAQs page


We’ll need these tools:

  • Meta Box: to have framework to create custom fields;
  • Meta Box Builder: to have a UI on the back end to create and configure custom fields;
  • Meta Box Group: to group the fields together. In this case each couple of question and answer will be set in a group.

1. Creating a new page

Go to Pages > Add New to have a new FAQs page.

Create a new page

The FAQs page

2. Creating custom fields

Go to Meta Box > Custom Fields > Add New to create fields saving questions and answers. I created custom fields with the following structure:

Name Field Type Settings
TabsGroupcollapsible cloneable
Tab NameText-
Q & AGroupcloneable

Create custom fields

Each tab will be a category and there are many questions and answers there. To add more Q&As for each tab, I will tick the cloneable box in two groups: Tabs and Q & A. However, the tab is just optional. It’ll be simpler and easier without having tabs.

After creating all the fields, move to the Settings tab, choose Location as Post Type and select Page. Since we created the fields for the FAQs page, go to the Advanced location rules section below and choose the FAQs.

Set location for the created fields

Back to the post editor, you will see all of the created custom fields.

Created custom fields appear in the post editor

3. Displaying the FAQs on the page

There are two methods to show the FAQs information on the FAQs page: using MB Views or using a PHP file.

If you add code to the PHP file, when you change the theme, the template will be missed. Otherwise, using MB Views ensures that the page template will not be affected.

Method 1: Using MB Views

For this method, you will need a Meta Box extension which is MB Views. Just install it or use the Meta Box AIO.

Go to Meta Box > Views to create a new template.

Create a new template

Since all the content of the page is saved in custom fields, in the Template tab, you can easily insert fields through the Insert Field button to have all the created fields to get data from.

First, look for the field group we’ve just created for the FAQs. It’s a cloneable group so whenever you create it, a loop will display.

Insert fields into the created template

Just replace the text inside the loop with any field in the group. Just choose one by one and get all the fields as below:

Replace the text inside the loop with any field

For easier styling later, you can add some div tags and attributes like this:

Add some div tags and attributes to style easier

You can refer to the whole code with MB Views here.

Then, scroll down to the Settings tab, choose Type as Singular. Since we created this template for the FAQs page, choose Location as Page and select FAQs.

Choose type of fields as Singular

To display questions and answers corresponding to its tab, we need to add some Javascript. Go to the Javascript tab and add the following code to it.

function activeTab(obj)
jQuery('.tab-category ul li').removeClass('active');
var id = jQuery(obj).find('a').attr('href');

jQuery('.tab-category li').click(function(){
return false;

activeTab(jQuery('.tab-category li:first-child'));


  • function activeTab(obj){}: create a function named activeTab with obj parameter;
  • jQuery('.tab-category ul li').removeClass('active'): remove class ‘active’ from all tabs;
  • jQuery(obj).addClass('active'): add class ‘active’ in clicked tab;
  • var id = jQuery(obj).find('a').attr('href'): get ‘href’ of tab to show corresponding to the content;
  • jQuery('.ul-cate').hide(): hide the content from displaying tabs;
  • jQuery(id).show(): show the content from the current tab;
  • jQuery('.tab-category li').click(function(){ activeTab(this); return false; }): add click event when changing tab;
  • activeTab(jQuery('.tab-category li:first-child')): add ‘active’ class when loading page.

Add some Javascript code

To style the FAQs page, go to the CSS tab and add some CSS code to do it.

Add some Css code to style

Now, the FAQs page will show like this:

How the created FAQs page look like

Method 2: Using PHP file

To get the custom fields’ data and display them on the page, you need to create a template file from your theme and apply it to the created page in Step 1. The file is named page-faqs.php (you can name it another way if you want). Then, enter the following content in the file:

* Template Name: FAQs

This page template is named FAQs. Now go to Pages > Add New and create a new page. Select FAQs (which is the name of the created template) from the list of available page templates:

Select the created FAQs page

Now, back to the page-faqs.php file and insert this code:

Insert the code

The full code for the whole template is here.

Then, go to the FAQs page, you will see the questions and answers display as you want.

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