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Auto create custom field

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Adding this PHP code to your functions.php of your wordpress theme will auto create a custom field with a default value. In this example the custom field is sort order,

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//Set Default Meta Value
function set_default_meta($post_ID){
	$current_field_value = get_post_meta($post_ID,'Sort Order',true);
	$default_meta = '100'; // value
	if ($current_field_value == '' && !wp_is_post_revision($post_ID)){
		add_post_meta($post_ID,'Sort Order',$default_meta,true);
	return $post_ID;


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