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I'm writing a plugin and having a problem. I have add_action('publish_post', 'sender'); and I want this function to run first before the add_filter function, although it won't. Is there a way to do this? I've tried moving the add_filter below add_action but that doesn't work. Also pasting the add_filter one into the add_action function doesn't work. Thanks for the help.

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For example, if this would work it would be great.

  if (add_action('publish_post', 'sender'))
  {
      add_filter('wp_insert_post_data','changePost','99',2);
  }

But it doesn't and somehow still runs the add_filter function first.

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Your question doesn't make a lot of sense. add_action and add_filter both just your functions to the hooks to the system, they don't control the order in which hooks are called. –  Otto Aug 4 '11 at 19:44
    
in the normal publishing flow wp_insert_post_data is fired by WordPress before publish_post so I'm not sure thats the way to go, what are you trying to do, maybe we can think of another way –  Bainternet Aug 4 '11 at 19:49
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Take a look at the has_action() function. –  kaiser Aug 4 '11 at 20:13
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It doesn't matter the order in which you call add_action() and add_filter().

What matters is the order in which the corresponding do_action() and apply_filters() are called.

So, if apply_filters('wp_insert_post_data') is run before do_action('save_post'), tough luck. You'll have to think of another way to achieve the desired result.

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