While the custom post editor that has been put in place so far is functional, it is not the friendliest of user interfaces, especially with the custom fields section, where users need to type or select the names of each field as they create new items. A cleaner approach is to create a custom interface using the meta box mechanism that we saw in the previous chapter to display all the data associated with Book Reviews.
This recipe shows how to create a meta box that will be associated with a custom post type and how to save the information that is entered in that new interface.
You should have already followed the Creating a custom post type recipe to have a starting point for this recipe, and the resulting plugin should still be active in your development site. Alternatively, you can get the resulting code (
Chapter 4/ch4-book-reviews/ch4-book-reviews-v1.php) from the code bundle downloaded from the Packt website (https://www...