Why Are Custom Fields Hidden in WordPress?

By Jacqueline Sinex, Wednesday, February 15, 2012
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You are working on the most amazing blog post known to man, and you just need to adjust one last custom field before publishing.  But where in the world are your custom fields?  I just know they are supposed to be there – and my coworker who logged in yesterday could see them fine. Don’t worry, you didn’t just imagine that.

Blog screen options tabWelcome to the funky Screen Options feature.  In recent versions, WordPress introduced the little Screen Options tab in the top right corner.  If you select this tab, a series of options with check box fields will come up, and chances are your custom fields and some other options are not selected.  This means they are hidden, so just check the box.

These settings are configured per user, so a different user logging into WordPress might or might not see the same fields that you do.

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