I'm looking for a way to add some text to a single page's main content area via custom fields.
Basically, I want to show a pull quote to the side of a page's content. I would like to use custom fields as my client has a habit of being a little too aggressive in their WYSIWYG editing of the content area. I can't help that, but if I can prevent them from killing the pull quotes by putting the data in custom fields, I'd like to. Similarly, I realize that there are pull quote plugins and will use one of those if this doesn't work, but I'd like to explore my approach if possible.
I have successfully created the custom fields and can display them directly following the content area ('<?php the_content() ?>') by manually putting the appropriate code in the template php file:
<?php $key1="feature-quote"; echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $key1, true); ?>
<?php $key2="feature-quote-cite"; echo get_post_meta($post->ID, $key2, true); ?>
However, I've not been able to figure out how to filter this block of content into the_content(). Ideally, I'll be floating it on the right side of the content, about halfway between the top and bottom of the content.