Custom Fields for Gutenberg


Restores the Custom Field meta box for the Gutenberg Block Editor.

Update: This plugin currently is not needed, as WordPress version 5.0+ displays Custom Fields natively. Just click the settings button (three dots) and go to Options, where you will find the option to display the Custom Fields meta box. So this plugin still works great, but it is recommended to use native WP custom fields instead. For more information, read this post.


  • Easy to use
  • Clean code
  • Built with the WordPress API
  • Lightweight, fast and flexible
  • Works great with other WordPress plugins
  • Plugin options configurable via settings screen
  • Focused on flexibility, performance, and security
  • One-click restore plugin default options
  • Translation ready


  • Specify the post types that should display custom fields
  • Exclude custom fields that are protected/hidden
  • Exclude custom fields with empty values
  • Exclude specific custom fields by name

Planned Features

  • Ajaxify adding of new Custom Fields
  • Ajax method to Delete custom fields


This plugin does not collect or store any user data. It does not set any cookies, and it does not connect to any third-party locations. Thus, this plugin does not affect user privacy in any way.

Custom Fields for Gutenberg is developed and maintained by Jeff Starr, 15-year WordPress developer and book author.

Support development

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  • Plugin Settings Screen (showing default options)
  • Custom Fields displayed on Gutenberg screen


Installing the plugin

  1. Upload the plugin to your blog and activate
  2. Configure the plugin settings as desired
  3. Enable theme switcher via settings or shortcode

More info on installing WP plugins


Works just like the original “Custom Fields” meta box, except:

  • Edit custom field — make any changes and then click the Post “Update” or “Publish” button
  • Add new custom field — add new custom field, click “Update” or “Publish”, and then reload the page
  • Delete custom field — set the field custom field Key/Name to a blank value, click “Update” or “Publish”, then reload the page


This plugin cleans up after itself. All plugin settings will be removed from your database when the plugin is uninstalled via the Plugins screen. Custom Fields will NOT be removed.

Like the plugin?

If you like Custom Fields for Gutenberg, please take a moment to give a 5-star rating. It helps to keep development and support going strong. Thank you!


Is this plugin needed with WP 5.0 and beyond?

No. As of WordPress 5.0, Custom Fields are natively supported, so this plugin is not needed to view custom fields on posts (via the “Edit Post” screen). Understand however that custom fields may not be supported after 2022, so this plugin may again be useful if/when that happens. For more information, check out this post.

Got a question?

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2019년 2월 9일 답글 1개
Like many others I was frustrated when my custom fields disappeared after the WP 5 upgrade & implementation of block editing. I installed this plugin and it worked… but it is quirky and difficult to work with. (Only one custom field can be saved at a time and once saved, a field cannot be easily edited or deleted). But it turns out that the custom field function can now be restored without a plugin as an advanced option setting. (With edit screen open, click the 3 dots in upper right, to the right of the gear icon; then click “options” on the drop down menu; then under the “Advanced Panels” section, check the “Custom Fields” box).
2018년 12월 23일
Helpful – it brings back the custum fields function. Only bad thing: using 3 custom fields, means that I have to save the page 3 times – each time after each custom field.
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2.4 (2024/06/18)

  • Fixes bug with dismiss_notice_link
  • Updates plugin settings page
  • Updates default translation template
  • Tests on WordPress 6.6 (beta)

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