You want to get values of Meta Box fields and put them on your front-end templates, but you’re not too familiar with coding and don’t want to touch theme files?
Meet MB Views!
MB Views is an extension for Meta Box, which helps you to get Meta Box fields and build your templates on the front end fast and easily.
With MB Views, you can just select fields you want to show, fill in some parameters and done! The extension supports all custom fields built with Meta Box, and also post fields (such as post title and post content), site settings, user fields and even query fields.
You can also customize all templates in WordPress, even for post types that don’t have Meta Box fields.
That means you no longer have multiple nested “div” like you used to have when using a page builder plugin! And your score on Google PageSpeed Insights will be higher.
Besides, MB Views supports shortcodes!
Whenever you need to insert a Meta Box field, post field or user field, you can easily do that with single click.
And for each field, depending on its type, there will be some additional options for the output. All you need to do is just select them and insert into the template editor.
Imagine when you want to show a HTML section only when a Meta Box field has value? Or you want to display a specific image when a post doesn’t have a featured image? Of course, that can’t be done with HTML.
With Twig, the problem is solved easily! Twig is the most popular template engine for PHP, which is flexible and fast.
Integrating Twig in MB Views, you’re now able to write conditions (if..else), control structures (for loop) and use a lot of useful filters to format the output.
This is a simple example that use Twig to output values of a cloneable group:
MB Views has a powerful location system which allows you to set where to show views. E.g. you can set a view to show on a single post type template, or for only posts in a specific category. You can also combine multiple conditions to create your own logic rules.
So, you can build a view for:
or any page you want.
And you can set MB Views to render the rule for the whole layout or only render for the post content area. That means you have a full control of the layout output and thus, you can customize better.
With the connection with object fields and query fields, you can get all posts and output your posts as a grid or list in an archive page. Or output post tile, content and comments in a singular page template.
Read our specific guide for MB Views here.
This opens a lot of possibility to redesign your website without touching or changing your theme files!
Or maybe you can forget your theme now!