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I am writing a plugin that adds a custom metabox to the post page. I would like to trigger an event when the user navigates away from the edit post page or when a user stops editing a specific post. Is there a way to listen to events on the post page?

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What exactly is stops editing...? – kaiser Nov 27 '12 at 16:03
After I have saved (published or abandoned) my post and navigated away to a different post, or closed wordpress all together – Olympian Nov 27 '12 at 17:54
Interesting question. I'm coming up empty. I first thought about using javascript and onbeforeunload, but the post editing page already uses that. Then I thought that maybe you could hook into whatever process releases the editing lock, but I actually couldn't find it. If anyone has more time to look into this, I think that's probably the best route. – Matthew Boynes Nov 29 '12 at 22:05

This is more of a JavaScript the A WordPress Question but anyway, You can use the JavaScript onbeforeunload event something like:

<script type="text/javascript">
    old = window.onbeforeunload;
    window.onbeforeunload = MyOnExit;
    function MyOnExit(){
        //do your stuff here
        return old();
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I think you need "return old();" as a non-null return value triggers the prompt. – Simon Gibbs Apr 9 '13 at 10:27
THanks updated! – Bainternet Apr 9 '13 at 10:46

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