Meta Pixie Pro Released

What? Really? So soon after releasing Meta Pixie?

Yep, just one week after releasing Meta Pixie I've managed to finish off and release Meta Pixie Pro.

To be honest, I was already working on the Pro addon for Meta Pixie when I announced Meta Pixie's release last week, as I had to wait for Meta Pixie to be approved and added to the WordPress Plugin Directory. It took a few late nights of development and much testing, but I wanted to get it out before Christmas and I'm pretty stoked at how well development went.

Meta Pixie Pro adds the following features to Meta Pixie:

  • Add, edit, delete records.
  • Fix broken serialized values.
  • Bulk deleting and fixing of records.
  • Priority email support.

List, sort, search, view, add, edit, delete and fix your WordPress site\'s commentmeta, postmeta, termmeta, sitemeta and usermeta records with style.

Like Options Pixie Pro, you can pick up a Meta Pixie Pro license for 10, 25 or 50 sites, starting at the super low price of $39. If you want a license for more than 50 sites, drop us line.

If you stick both Options Pixie Pro and Meta Pixie Pro in your cart, you'll get a 20% discount on the second item! (tip: if you're buying a larger pack for one of the plugins, stick it in your cart second for a bigger discount!)

Meta Pixie Pro screenshot

New WordPress Plugin: Meta Pixie

Ever since I released Options Pixie to enable easy viewing of options records in a WordPress database, my colleague at Delicious Brains, Ashley Rich, has been bugging me virtually non-stop to create something that lets us look at postmeta records. It's really handy for us when working on WP Offload S3 to be able to see the metadata attached to a Media Library item.

Well, a couple of weeks ago I finally found a few spare evenings to work on a new plugin that enables viewing of not only postmeta table records, but also commentmeta, termmeta, usermeta, and on multisite installs, sitemeta too.

Meta Pixie is now available from the WordPress Plugins repository, and once installed you'll find a Meta Pixie menu option within the Settings menu.

Meta Pixie screenshot

Now you can inspect your WordPress metadata records to find out what's really going on. For example, you can easily check that a Media Library item has the correct thumbnail metadata.

You can also check the integrity of serialized values, Meta Pixie will highlight broken serialized values (i.e. where it expects a string to be 256 characters long but its actually 255).

For us on the WP Offload S3 team it's awesome to be able to view the plugin specific metadata that we need to generate, as well as settings stored in the sitemeta table of a multisite without having to resort to database admin tools. The rich view means we can easily see the structure of a serialized record without having to unpick plain text.

I'm considering creating a Meta Pixie Pro addon that enables add, edit, delete of metadata records, as well as fixing of broken serialized values. If this sounds like something you could use, please let me know by adding your vote to its product page.