Minney: Vilkku seems ok, do you have debug on and see any errors ?
Ojeda: Vilkku: the function is add_meta_box not add_meta_boxes I believe
Tumolo: Let me double check that though
Federici: Scavotto, yeah I just found it
Grate: Scavotto, you are correct, but the action is add_meta_boxes
Zinno: Vilkku oh as Scavotto said
Spaur: It was processing specific fields not, not any field I p***ed in
Faykosh: But there is no s VectorX Scavotto ?
Goshen: Vilkku: ok yea. the action is add_meta_boxes
Rizzotto: The function is add_meta_box
Tolen: Vilkku: start by removing your conditional statement
Ingvolostad: Blasted i was in the functional
Kilbourn: VectorX: yea i confused the two in my mind too. its ok
Abels: Vilkku: remove your conditional and see if that results in metaboxes. Your permissions could be wonky
Estelle: Vilkku: you SHOULD be getting an error at least now.
Aldava: Scavotto, removed conditional and set wp_debug to true in config, I get nothing
Treftz: Vilkku: are you sure you’re putting this code in the correct place?
Grenko: Vilkku: in a functions.php inside of your ACTIVE theme or in an active plugin file
Slinger: Scavotto, yep, it’s in the functions.php of my active theme
Basini: I did one experiment, one second let me verify that I am saying it correctly
Ehrlich: Vilkku: and you’re looking at your DASHBOARD, correct?
Vannette: Vilkku: because your params have it set to display on the dashboard screen. not the post, page, attachment, or a CPT screen.
Pielow: Scavotto, yes, looking at wp-admin/index.php
Corkery: Scavotto, so, if you look at it now updated, http://pastebin.com/0z***iN2 I added an echo to the init function
Vrazel: But it doesn’t appear on the page
Goldbaum: However, if I change the action to ‘admin_init’ I do see the text on the screen
Pourier: But no meta box still
Vestal: Vilkku: Umm. remove the echo.
Beauparlant: Vilkku: remove it from both and do return ‘test’;
Keister: Vilkku: i am surprised you aren’t seeing any errors, but I dont thin kyou should be ‘echo-ing’ in there.
Perreault: Scavotto, of course not, it’s just an exeriment. Like I said, expected behavior of having an echo there is that at the top of the page source whatever it is echoing appears. when I hook admin_init it does appear, but when I hook add_meta_boxes it does not
Lippincott: Vilkku i think you need to use this https://codex.----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.org/Function_Reference/wp_add_dashboard_widget
Schildknecht: And returning instead of echoing in the render function does not do anything
Mignano: With this action https://codex.----escape_autolink_uri:a03ded6cd97ffffa8f7b4e1454f3eecc----.org/Plugin_API/Action_Reference/wp_dashboard_setup
Dillon: VectorX, I’m not trying to add a dashboard widget, but a meta box excuse my confusing functions names as it was indeed initially a dashboard widget
Raneses: Vilkku: a dashbvoard widget is basically a metabox
Rodriges: Meta boxes appear at the top of the admin page and can be full page width, where the dashboard widgets are limited in width
Bippus: Scavotto: do you know of a way to make it be 100% wide?
Loll: Vilkku: I don’t think you can do that
Dorrill: Vilkku: if tyou look at the actual “welcome” code block you are going to see that its hardcoded in there. there is no hook for that top area.
Beel: Sorry, that’s what I came up with as well and that’s the reason for trying to make a meta box
Lacau: Vilkku: meta box isnt going to work for you. You CAN move your metabox to the top or force it to display however you want with some jquery though
Tarascio: Scavotto, I thought meta boxes were displayed at the top per default?