Get custom fields globally

Adding this to the functions.php of your wordpress theme will allow you to get custom field values globally great form themes that use a lot of custom fields.

function get_custom_field($key, $echo = FALSE) {
    global $post;
    $custom_field = get_post_meta($post->ID, $key, true);
    if ($echo == FALSE) return $custom_field;
    echo $custom_field;
         get_custom_field('custom-field-name', TRUE); 

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  1. Zach Shallbetter June 13, 2011 at 11:56 pm

    Does one have the ability to specify categories, values and keys?

    1. This snippet will not let you specify the category of the post you retrieve the custom field from. This snippet will however let you specify the custom field key just change “custom-field-name”

      get_custom_field(‘custom-field-name’, TRUE);

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