Justin Tadlock’s ButterBean Metabox Framework
As long as I’ve know about him, I’ve admired the work Justin Tadlock does in the WordPress world. He’s recently released a new framework for rich WordPress metadata editing interaction. Basically, think of something like the WooCommerce or Yoast widget that you see on all products or content on your site. ButterBean is Justin’s solution for making those for himself. And other developers can probably get some mileage from it too.
Sarah Gooding’s story at the Tavern does a great job highlighting some of the core features:
If you enjoy working with the WordPress Customizer API, then you may appreciate how Tadlock structured ButterBean. The PHP code for the framework was architecturally modeled after this API.
Justin’s also been release tutorials about working with it, those that have been published are linked below: