Oh wow, that was a really stupid mistake on my part. It was late at night and I was just trying whatever I could and forgot what version I was copy-pasting over.
Basically, my live site wasn’t calling the custom fields while my local install was.
I did manage to fix it. Something in my live install was interfering, it looks like. I deleted the WordPress install on my live server and reinstalled it manually (instead of using the Fantastico script provided by Hostgator), then used a Migrating DB plugin to push the local database exactly the way it is to the live server, and all my custom field calls work now. Something just got a little messed up along the way the first time, me thinks…
Thanks for your patience and your quick response!
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