save_post is an action triggered whenever a post or page is created or updated, which could be from an import, post/page edit form, xmlrpc, or post by email. The data for the post is stored in $_POST, $_GET or the global $post_data, depending on how the post was edited.

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Set default Custom Post Meta Value

I've tried almost anything and just can't get this to work. I have a custom post type with a custom meta field and I want a default value to be added on when the Publish/Update/Save button is ...
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Triggering a task to a queue upon saving a custom post

Here's my ideal scenario for the use case I'm exploring. 1.) user creates a new custom post type record with a bunch of custom fields. One of these is a url field. 2.) upon saving the record, I'd ...
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Problem with 'save_post' hook not running

I have a custom post type, with a custom meta box which contains a number of input fields. The meta box is displaying fine but when completing all the fields the data is not saving, in fact, the ...
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Class property seems to lose scope, attached to save_post action?

This may be more suited for StackExchange, so if you think that would be the right place to direct my question - please let me know :). So, I have a class with a property of save_list. This is an 2D ...
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Excerpt text not showing in meta box, causing flush on update?

I've created a custom post type that supports excerpts. On a post update of this custom post type, the content in the textarea for the "Excerpt" meta box is saved, however it isn't output into the ...
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Metabox of one post influence setting on other

This great answer by David Gard allowed me to have a metabox sticky (checkbox) for posts that could only be set (checked) on one posts in the loop at a time. If post A has that meta box checked, then ...
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Post Meta Checkbox won't save

I'm trying to use the script as per How set featured posts using checkbox in post edit screen? function register_post_assets(){ add_meta_box('featured-post', __('Featured Post'), ...
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Data in Metabox Text Field Not Being Saved

here i have a custom post for events and every thing is fine except for once custom field (events location) in the metabox .. Here is the code . Any help would be great . and much appreciated. ...
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How to pass error message from plugin function to admin_notices

I am creating a WordPress plugin that uses the save_post action hook, and need to output any error messages to the screen (I am using the admin_notices hook). The setup is like this: function ...
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post_title in save_post action

I use save_post action to save meta field and to check if post title is set. So I check the value returned by empty($post->post_title) but I get true also if I set the title.
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“Notice: Undefined index:” error when adding new content?

I'm getting the following error... Notice: Undefined index: album_tracks_metabox_nonce in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/TheToasters/wp-content/themes/Toasters/discography-post-type.php on line 124 ...
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Editor meta box Showing but not saving

I am trying to create an editor meta box and I have been following tips found in other similar questions without luck in getting the meta box to save and display its content. The meta box shows but ...
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A correct hook for saving meta boxes data

Nothing happens when I do the var_dump() in a callback on post save. Here are the hooks I've tried: save_post as shown in the codex pre_post_update as suggested here wp_insert_post_data found in ...
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save_post is not firing when I only edit custom meta fields

I've come across the action hook save_post few days back and I like to take advantage of it. I've custom post post type "Property" with Meta fields associated with it. The problem is that when I ...
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Not Able to Display Metabox Saved Checkbox and Selected option After Save/ Update

am using this code to create a Metabox for CPT. Now I am able to view the updateded / saved Text input on post but the Checkbox and selected options return null after save or update. Can you please ...
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Is it possible to save/modify a post without calling the “save_post” action hook?

There is a save_post hook that is run when you save a post. In fact, revisions and autosaves also call this hook. Even if you simply change the status from published to draft it triggers the save_post ...
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wp_set_object_terms bugging

I'm working on a plugin where I set custom terms for posts on save. I use the save_post hook. It all works fine except when I for example also change the title of the post, the custom terms setting ...
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unwanted redirect on saving custom post type / custom post not saving

I've added (or at least attempted to add) a custom post type that has a custom meta box allowing a file to be attached to the post. This function has been spotty at best, allowing some files to be ...
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My custom title gets duplicated at every save or post update

I have a problem, my custom title keeps getting added at every time I save the post.. First I created a Custom Post Type called 'imac' plus a front-end form for posting in this Post Type, only before ...
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save_post action not firing due to old page_template meta data

I have some functionality hooked to the save_post action that wasn't working for a user on a particular WordPress Page. After some digging I found that wp_insert_post() was returning before getting ...
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Save post to category with gravity forms (post_data) [closed]

I'm trying to save my posts, generated with gravity forms, to a specific category. However whatever I try, it's not working. The post must be saved to sepecific category, dependent from a gravity ...
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save_post not called in plugin / custom field still saving overwriting metaboxes

I have a plugin that writes metaboxes to certain pages. It writes the metaboxes fine and everything works as should...until I save. The save_post is not getting called, and I can't figure out why. ...
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Second select list values are not saved after clicking update

I have a select list in a metabox which value is saved successfully after clicking "Update" when editing post. Of course, the values are custom taxonomies. But i don't know how to add another select ...
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Save data of select list after clicking save

I already have a meta box in the edit post that has a select list with custom taxonomies. But after i save the post the select list returns it value to none, so i don't know how to save the selected ...
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Meta data not saved on save_post

When I try to save my post after inserting it via an external php script, it returns my the post id, but it's not able to retrieve the post meta created in the database. I am getting an array having ...
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How to store the value of a custom field dropdown select for post referencing?

I'm trying to reference posts to each other. Editors should have a custom field select list of certain post's titles to link the current post with other posts. I got quite far, I think. The select ...
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wp_insert_posts Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level of '100' reached, aborting!

I'm having a weird problem I have written the code as below: add_action('save_post', 'save_post_func'); function save_post_func(){ include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); $rss = ...
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get categories the post was in and just been removed from

I have a function hooked to the save_post hook. this function is mostly concerned with the categories that the post is in. My function does the following: function post_save_hook($post_id){ ...
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Saving metadata of related post on save_post

here is the scenario: Custom Post Type "shows" Custom Post Type "reviews" Reviews are "child" of shows so that every review has a custom field with the ID of the parent "show". Since a review has ...
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Save checkboxes of a metabox with a foreach loop (invalid argument)

I'm new to Wordpress plugin development and I'm trying to create a list of checkboxes (from a WP Query) to associate as custom fields for a specific post type. Nothing wrong with the display function, ...
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Can't Get Metabox Data Saved Assistance Needed

I'm trying to create meta box on a post create/edit page. I faced the problem: 1. When I create a post from scratch the data from my meta box is saved as expected 2. When I try to update an existing ...
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Strange bug on post/page save

I have a srtange bug when I try to save/update a post. Every time I got this alert: "Are you sure to live this page?...." I've switched tothe original theme, disabled almost all plugins but nothing ...
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How to change the post author when the post is published?

I wanted to change the author when a post change from draft to publish. I have $_GET['auth_id'] variable in post edit screen like this ...wp-admin/post.php?post=53&action=edit&auth_id=5. I ...
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save_post action not firing when save

Below is my code that will take the post_id and randomly get 3 posts from the same category and store them as custom field. The code is clearly working, because when I click "New Post", I see the ...
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post_content not parsed using save_post action hook

A site I'm building for a client has to be able to download Vine's to a server when they've been posted using a shortcode ([vine id="..."]). This works fine for my local install (it's a Multisite ...
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How to get post bulk edit action trigger and get edited post ids?

I want to send email if a postmeta of a post is changed to the expected value.So previously i was doing loop to check the post meta in each post. In here am running the loop in admin_init hook. But ...
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save_post hook frustration

Clean 3.8.1, clean Twenty Fourteen theme, no plugins except for my own custom one. The main plugin PHP file only has a single "require_once('test.php')" And "test.php" in its entirety is: ...
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Remove empty lines ( ) when author updates their post

Whenever adding an empty line between paragraphs using TinyMCE, the   character entity is added. How can I strip the content of all instances of this character whenever an author updates ...
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About WP's save_post action

Quick question, in API's some times save_post is used(most of the time actually). Is save_post the equivalent of the query action INSERT INTO whereas save_post saves metadata and forces Wordpress to ...
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Disable a function from executing in post.php

I have a function that seems to execute on saving a post (post.php) and I would to disable it from executing then. I don't know how to specify that? I could check if is_admin, but that would disable ...
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Function that get ACF fields value before saving

Rewrited question: There is a similar question HERE but I don't know how to combine it with my code. I have a function that relay on acf checkbox field. It is working fine but I have to update the ...
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Wp_update_post: Infinite loop even with remove_action solution, OOP

I have a quite complex PHP class, reponsible for creating and printing meta_boxes, generating and saving meta fields, ... Each meta_box (object of class) has its own save function, that updates meta ...
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what is correct way to hook when update post

i try to hook when post is updated but all hook i try never executed except updated_post_meta add_action('updated_post_meta', 'my_function'); function my_function($post_id) { echo 'This is ...
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Can wp_insert_post_data filter be used to save custom field data?

I have custom field data that I would like to modify on its way to the database. wp_insert_post_data filter seems to be the closest thing I can find to achieving this. I dumped the $data and $postarr ...
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Return code from save_post action?

I'd like to understand what value I should return from a WordPress save_post action function. This example from the save_post documentation both explicitly and implicitly returns without a value: ...
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Insert/Update DB table when making new post or update older one

I was wondering how can I insert a DB row (not related to WordPress tables) only when I update or add a new post. Right now I have this... add_action( 'save_post', 'insertIntoDBatPost'); function ...
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What is the proper way to add a required field to a post type? [duplicate]

So I created a CPT that has a few required fields in a metabox. My metadata is being saved through the save_post hook but from I can find via my googlefu there is no way to stop the saving of the post ...
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Disallow a user to post in certain categories

I am writing a plugin that will disallow user to post in certain categories. I am trying to display an error message to the user when he tries to post in the restricted category and also want WP ...
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update_post_meta() whenever custom post type is updated

I need the following functionality. Whenever my custom post type is updated or saved I need to overwrite certain custom post metas. I need to make sure this only affects posts of the post type ...
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post_status => publish not working

I have a front end form that let users submit a post. This is how i store the data when a post is submitted : if ( isset( $_POST['submitted'] )) { $post_information = array( ...