photo credit: School and community nutrition program in Madagascar – (license) Justin Tadlock announced this week that his new ButterBean post meta box framework is now in beta. The framework is object-oriented and built on Backbone.js and Underscore.js. Although the WordPress development community has already produced several post meta frameworks, ButterBean was created for a very specific use case: custom post types with lots of custom meta. “It’s designed specifically for situations where you have a lot of metadata attached to a post and need to present the fields in a usable manner without the user having to scroll all over the page to find the field they need,” Tadlock said. If you just need a handful of fields, ButterBean is not the solution. “I’m fully aware of existing solutions like CMB2 and ACF,” Tadlock said on the framework’s description page. “I’m sure those are useful for some folks and will definitely have more features than ButterBean ever will. I just want something simple that I can drop into my own plugins.” The project grew out of Tadlock’s work on his Custom Content Portfolio plugin and his
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