Include custom fields into the content of a regular page

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Here’s my setup:

  • Parent “Gallery” page: _regular page, not custom type or anything _
  • Several “Project” child pages (could be as few as 1, unlimited
    number): also normal pages

Child pages will either have meta boxes or custom fields for entering stuff into my pre-formatted areas. I don’t care if it’s meta boxes or custom fields, whatever is figure-outable!

I’m using standard WP-provided code to show Child page titles and the_content on the Parent page.

    <?php
    $mypages = get_pages( array( 'child_of' => $post->ID, 'sort_column' => 'post_date', 'sort_order' => 'desc' ) );

    foreach( $mypages as $page ) {
    $content = $page->post_content;
    if ( ! $content ) // Check for empty page
    continue;

    $content = apply_filters( 'the_content', $content );
?>

    <div class="gallery-wrapper">
        <div class="body">
            <div id="zoom">
                <span></span>
                <?php echo $content; ?>
            </div>
            <a href="" rel="lightbox">Click to enlarge and view project gallery</a>
        </div>

        <div class="sidebar" style="margin-bottom: 30x; padding-top: 20px;">
            <h3><?php echo $page->post_title; ?></h3>
            <p><strong>Goal:</strong> <?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, 'ecpt_goal', false); ?></p>
            <p><strong>Challenge:</strong> <?php echo $ecpt_challenge; ?></p>
            <p><strong>Solution:</strong> <?php echo $ecpt_solution; ?></p>
            <p><strong>Results:</strong> <?php echo $ecpt_results; ?></p>
        </div>
    </div>
        <div class="clear-border"> </div>

        <!--- --->
<?php
}   
?>

None of the custom areas are showing up on the Parent page. I have no idea how to filter them, and ideally would like to include the custom fields OR metaboxes into the_content.

<p><strong>Goal:</strong> <?php echo get_post_meta($post->ID, 'ecpt_goal', false); ?></p>
<p><strong>Challenge:</strong> <?php echo $ecpt_challenge; ?></p>

Both of these lines work to pull the meta box info into the individual Child page, not sure what the difference is, including just for reference.

Alternatively, if you know how to include custom fields into the_content, here’s what I’m using with ACF:

<h3><?php the_field(client_title_1); ?></h3>
<strong>Goal:</strong> <?php the_field(goal_1); ?>
<strong>Challenge:</strong> <?php the_field(challenge_1); ?>

ETC.

Thank you very much in advance!

EDITED TO ADD:
Is there a way to add my custom meta boxes or fields to the default set so they would automatically be included into the_content without filters and hooks?

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