Meta Box plugin is a complete tool to create meta box and custom fields in WordPress: lightweight, powerful, easy-to-use and can be extended with extensions. Creating custom meta boxes is extremely simple, at least it is once you’ve created your first one using the tools baked into WordPress’ core code. Here, in this post I have compiled a list of some of the best free wordpress metabox plugins for your wordpress blogs.

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1. WP Attachments

WP Attachments automatically lists every file uploaded in a content below the text area, without having to manually insert the link. This plugin is helpful when you want to use WordPress as a CMS with a big amount of media files.

WP Attachments
WP Attachments

2. Custom Field Suite

Visually create and manage custom fields. Over a dozen field types: text, date, wysiwyg, relationship, file upload, user, loop, google maps, etc. Loop fields are repeatable containers for other fields. For example, place a File Upload field into a loop to create a gallery!

Custom Field Suite
Custom Field Suite

3. Categories Metabox Enhanced

Replace the checkboxes with radio buttons or a select drop-down in the built-in Categories metabox. Change the built-in Categories metabox to a single term UI, which means replacing the checkboxes with radio buttons or a select drop-down. Apply the single term UI to other hierarchical taxonomies in the plugin’s Settings page.

Categories Metabox Enhanced
Categories Metabox Enhanced

4. JM Twitter Cards

Once activated the plugin adds appropriate meta on your WordPress website allowing you to get Twitter cards for your posts according to your settings. WP SEO by Yoast and All in One SEO compatible (no conflict with SEO title and desc set with these plugins).

JM Twitter Cards
JM Twitter Cards

5. WebMan Amplifier

WebMan Amplifier is WordPress plugin that provides mega pack of features! This is a premium plugin that you can get absolutely for free! The plugin was build to help with and simplify the WordPress theme development process, thus is suited for theme developers mostly.

WebMan Amplifier
WebMan Amplifier

6. FPW Post Instructions

This plugin makes meta boxes on admin editing screens for posts, pages, links, and custom post types with instructions for editors. The content of these meta boxes can be entered/modified on plugin’s settings page.

FPW Post Instructions
FPW Post Instructions

7. WCK – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator

WordPress Creation Kit consists of three tools that can help you create and maintain custom post types, custom taxonomies and most importantly, custom fields and metaboxes for your posts, pages or CPT’s.

WCK - Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator
WCK – Custom Fields and Custom Post Types Creator

8. Post Type Archive Link

Post Type Archive Link creates a metabox on the Appearance > Menu admin page. This lists your custom post types and allows you to add links to each archive page in your WordPress menus.

Post Type Archive Link
Post Type Archive Link

9. Fields Framework

A framework which can be used by developers to add fields to various areas of the administration panel either manually or using the Visual Builder. Sections for Posts and Pages can also be displayed conditionally depending on whether a Page uses a certain Page Template or whether a Post uses a certain Post Format.

Fields Framework
Fields Framework

10. Source Affix

This is right plugin for you if you want to add source link to your post. It adds separate meta box for the input of source text. You can use this feature to any Post or Page. Even more, it also supports custom post type.

Source Affix
Source Affix

11. Multi Image Metabox

This plugin add a metabox which allox to upload and link multiple images to one post. Pictures are linked by the way of meta_value (and attachments ID). They can be reordered using drag and drop.

Multi Image Metabox
Multi Image Metabox

12. WP-CMS Post Control

Post Control from WordPress CMS Modifications gives you complete control over your write options for every user level/role. It not only allows you to hide unwanted items like custom fields, trackbacks, revisions etc.

WP-CMS Post Control
WP-CMS Post Control

13. Multi Image Upload

This plugin adds a meta box to upload multiple images for posts and pages. You can enable it for custom post types also, please see installation instructions.

Multi Image Upload
Multi Image Upload

14. Somatic Framework

This framework is a collection of classes and functions for handling advanced custom post types cases. With just a few defined arrays, it can create custom post types, taxonomies, their labels, menus, metaboxes, and save routines.

Somatic Framework
Somatic Framework

15. Drag & Drop Featured Image

Drag & Drop Featured Image is a plugin made to save you time when setting a featured image. What it does is simple, it replaces the default “Set featured image” metabox with a new one containing a Plupload drop area just like the one found in the media uploader.

Drag & Drop Featured Image
Drag & Drop Featured Image