Using WordPress ‘post_trackback_meta_box()’ PHP function

The post_trackback_meta_box WordPress PHP function displays trackback links form fields in the post editing screen.


To use the post_trackback_meta_box function, simply call it and pass the $post object as an argument:

$post = get_post();


  • $post (WP_Post) – The current post object, required for the function to display the trackback links form fields.

More information

See WordPress Developer Resources: post_trackback_meta_box


Adding Trackback Meta Box to a Custom Post Type

This example demonstrates how to add a trackback meta box to a custom post type called ‘my_custom_post_type’.

add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'add_trackback_meta_box_to_custom_post_type');
function add_trackback_meta_box_to_custom_post_type() {
add_meta_box('trackbacksdiv', __('Trackbacks'), 'post_trackback_meta_box', 'my_custom_post_type', 'normal', 'low');

Displaying the Trackback Meta Box in a Custom Theme

To display the trackback meta box in a custom theme, add the following code to your theme’s single.php or page.php template file.

$post = get_post();

Displaying Trackback Meta Box on a Custom Admin Page

This example shows how to display the trackback meta box on a custom admin page.

function my_custom_admin_page() {
$post = get_post();
add_action('admin_menu', 'my_custom_admin_page');

Customizing the Trackback Meta Box Title

To customize the title of the trackback meta box, you can modify the ‘add_meta_box’ function.

add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'add_custom_trackback_meta_box');
function add_custom_trackback_meta_box() {
add_meta_box('trackbacksdiv', __('My Custom Trackbacks'), 'post_trackback_meta_box', 'post', 'normal', 'low');

Removing the Trackback Meta Box

To remove the trackback meta box from the post editing screen, use the ‘remove_meta_box’ function.

function remove_trackback_meta_box() {
remove_meta_box('trackbacksdiv', 'post', 'normal');
add_action('admin_menu', 'remove_trackback_meta_box');