X

Explode custom field into list

Add this snippet to the index.php or single.php of your wordpress theme, I use this currently within the single.php when I have multiple sources that I need to display for a single article. On line 1 you will need to change the name CUSTOM_FIELD_NAME to the name of your custom field. This snippet will explode each newline in a separate list item with the URL as both the href and the name.


	<? $source = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'CUSTOM_FIELD_NAME', true); 
	     if($source){ 
	        $source = explode("\n", $source); ?>
		<ul>
			<? for($i = 0;$i<sizeof($source);$i++){ ?>
			<li><a href="<? echo $source[$i]; ?>"><? echo $source[$i]; ?></a></li>
		<? } ?>
		</ul>
	<? } ?>

Comments  Leave a Reply

  1. Thanks Kevin, this worked perfectly.

    1. Cool Jack glad that I could help.

Add a Comment

We're glad you have chosen to leave a comment. Please keep in mind that all comments are moderated according to our privacy policy, and all links are nofollow. Do NOT use keywords in the name field. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation.

WordPress Launch Checklist

The Ultimate WordPress Launch Checklist

We've compiled all the essential checklist items for your next WordPress website launch into one handy ebook.
Yes, Send Me the Free eBook!