Display a Custom Post Type’s Media Library Inline

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Are you looking for a way to display a custom post type’s media library inline? While there’s probably a plugin for this, we have created a quick code snippet that you can use to display a custom post type’s media library inline in WordPress.


All you have to do is add this code to your theme’s functions.php file or in a site-specific plugin:

  define('MY_POST_TYPE', 'my');
  define('MY_POST_SLUG', 'gallery');

  function my_register_post_type () {
  	$args = array (
  		'label' => 'Gallery',
  		'supports' => array( 'title', 'excerpt','thumbnail' ),
  		'register_meta_box_cb' => 'my_meta_box_cb',
  		'show_ui' => true,
  		'query_var' => true
  	register_post_type( MY_POST_TYPE , $args );
  add_action( 'init', 'my_register_post_type' );

  function my_meta_box_cb () {
  	add_meta_box( MY_POST_TYPE . '_details' , 'Media Library', 'my_meta_box_details', MY_POST_TYPE, 'normal', 'high' );

  function my_meta_box_details () {
  	global $post;
    $post_ID = $post->ID; 
  	printf( "<iframe frameborder='0' src=' %s ' style='width: 100%%; height: 400px;'> </iframe>", get_upload_iframe_src('media') );

Note: If this is your first time adding code snippets in WordPress, then please refer to our guide on how to properly add code snippets in WordPress, so you don’t accidentally break your site.

If you liked this code snippet, please consider checking out our other articles on the site like: 18 Jetpack alternatives to get the features without bloat and how to increase maximum file upload size in WordPress.

Comments   Leave a Reply

  1. Francisco Javier Pardo Rebolle November 7, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    Thanks… very useful

  2. Thanks Kevin.

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