I’m now using WordPress 3.2 in all my new installation. Of course, I already upgraded the rest of my websites. But I found something that’s really strange. The Custom Fields and a few other modules are missing the the post editor. I was thinking maybe it was removed in the latest version or that it may have been affected by an errant plugin. The problem is that I’m using TwentyEleven theme and no plugins and yet the Custom Fields module is missing. It turned out that there’s actually an option in the Screen Options menu to display/hide certain parts of the editor.

Here’s the screenshot of the Screen Option

I think that menu has been there for the longest time and I’m pretty sure that I’ve used that at least once if I can remember correctly. So now, I’m taking a note of it.

11 Thoughts on “Missing Custom Fields on WordPress 3.2

  1. Laura Childs on July 11, 2011 at 8:51 pm said:

    I can’t thank you enough! I though I was going crazy or that the template I was using was missing something. Then I got worried…wondering how on earth I was going to learn to revert to an earlier version of WordPress…

    Thanks again for posting this – you saved me hours (I’m sure) of ripping my hair out.

    Laura Childs

  2. Stone Deft on July 30, 2011 at 10:51 am said:

    Oh F*** it’s there ! After trashing around in panic it’s f****ing there! Thanks man.

  3. Tan Viet on July 31, 2011 at 6:55 am said:

    I spent hours searching about this problem. Thanks your information.

  4. B M Softwares on August 6, 2011 at 2:20 am said:

    I still can not see custom fields in the Display… I could see Excerpt but I don’t know how to use it…. Is there any way that I can have custom fields in 3.2??

    I thought I was going to lose my mind!!!

  6. there is not custom field check box in my screen options area… any idea?!

  7. OptimisTa on October 9, 2011 at 11:33 pm said:

    Thank You! You`ve saved the day 🙂

  8. meiyoudao on October 12, 2011 at 7:23 am said:

    thanks ,I got the same problem as you

  9. Sharon on October 25, 2011 at 4:03 am said:

    Ii dont find any custom field check box in my screen ooptions. Any idea?
    Where am I going wrong.

  10. emanuele on January 27, 2012 at 2:13 am said:

    thank U!!! now i can sleep quiet (in italiano: grazie!)

  11. pancho on April 25, 2012 at 10:58 am said:

    Obrigado mano

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