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I really hope I've got a simple issue in front of me here, as it's sort of driving me up a wall.

Short story: submitting a simple form on the front end of the site results in a 302 Found redirect, totally stripping the $_POST data in the process.


  • Create a page in the admin called Edit
  • Create a custom template file (ie, my-edit-template.php) and apply it to Edit


 * Template Name: My Edit Template

if ($_POST['action']) {

get_header(); ?>

<form action="" method="post">
    <input name="my-ornery-field" value="">
    <input type="submit" value="submit">
    <input type="hidden" id="action" name="action" value="update-profile">

<?php get_footer(); ?>

Now, when I submit the form, I get two requests to the same page, first, the POST, with the form data intact, and second, a GET (status code 200), obviously stripped of the $_POST global, or anything useful to me.

I'm sure this is a total oversight, but I'm at a loss; utterly confused.

I've tried:

  • All plugins disabled
  • Flushing rewrites back to basic defaults
  • POSTing via Javascript/XHR


I'm sorry if the details are sparse, I'm sort of in class right now, but I'll follow-up with anything else relevant, later.

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There's nothing wrong with that code. I just did it on a local install and it worked fine, exactly how you'd expect.

Check for conflicting plugins.

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That's part of why this is so irritating, the code is just fine. I'm just hoping for some insight into possible causes, I guess. –  tksb Apr 15 '11 at 19:22
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