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Add additional meta boxes to Hybrid Theme

At the time of writing this post I have Theme Hybrid as my parent theme, and am using a custom version of Hybrid News that Justin Tadlock offers to the public.

Well I want to tell you how you can add additional custom meta boxes to your child theme’s running the Hybrid Theme.

In your child function.php file just add the following to create a new post meta box:

* Add additional post meta boxes
* by WPCult
function wpcult_post_meta_boxes($meta_boxes) {
	$meta_boxes['image'] = array(
		'name' => 'image',
		'default' => '',
		'title' => __('Image:'),
		'type' => 'text',
		'show_description' => false,
		'description' => __('Please use a full size image, larger than 500px (this photo will dynamically re-size itself!'),
	return $meta_boxes;
add_filter('hybrid_post_meta_boxes', 'wpcult_post_meta_boxes');

This will create a custom meta box called Image, and will create a custom field with the id of image.

Additionally you can create this on pages as well by copy/paste and replacing “post_meta_box” with “page_meta_box” every where inside the function.



  1. Septian

    March 28, 2009 at 6:16 am

    Nice hack Frosty, it works… 😀 btw, what’s the purpose of this new meta box?
    As far as I know, image function meta box already added (Thumbnail and Medium) right?

    Septian´s last blog post..iPhone 3G now available on Indonesia: Good or Bad News?

    • Austin

      March 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm

      I use it to generate dynamic resized images with a image php file I’ve got. Think if you need to add a simple meta box to add to custom fields.

  2. Miccky

    April 8, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I like this theme.But I don’t know how to use it ,can you give me some help?
    I am from China , English is not so good !

    • Austin

      April 10, 2009 at 11:53 am

      Please feel free to use my contact form for some more help.
      Alternatvily you can contact me at austin [at] and I can contract some work for you.

  3. Searcher

    May 21, 2009 at 12:55 am

    Hi Austin. I find this code very usefull for me. Can ask you in future to create something for me especially and for my need. It will be paid of course.

    • Austin

      May 21, 2009 at 7:45 am

      Absolutely, feel free to send me and email through the contact form, or through my portfolio site.

  4. shawn

    October 22, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Using Hybrid on a site, and fairly a newbie overall at WP, but having a helluva time locating wp_list_pages to modify the header.

    Can you tell me where its located?
    .-= shawn´s last blog ..My new site! =-.

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