What happened to Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress? Is this an actual plugin? Do I need to use CMB2 instead? These are a few of the types of questions I get asked when talking about CMB2. I agree–it IS confusing! With this post, I’m hoping to shed some light on these questions, as well as properly introduce you to CMB2, and officially announce its release from beta! In short, CMB2 is a metabox, custom fields, and forms library for WordPress much like its predecessor, Custom Metaboxes and Fields for WordPress (affectionately known as CMB), but with some new bells and whistles and a new name. The story goes…after having been burned by some issues with other custom field plugins, we determined it was best to stick with code that we had some control over. We fell in love with CMB because it was a library we could include in any of our projects and it would just work while letting us keep all of the field configuration in the code, and more importantly, in our version control system. Quickly CMB became a large part of our process and projects at WebDevStudios, and we were actively maintaining it. We took over the CMB github repo from Jared Atchison in December of 2013. In fact, my
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