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1answer
188 views

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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0answers
63 views

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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1answer
302 views

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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1answer
18 views

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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0answers
67 views

wordpress meta_box data don't save

I made this metabox with an input item and two select items(a dropdown and a checkbox). When i write something in the input item or i select something it disappear when i update the post. Another bug: ...
0
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1answer
25 views

How to prevent meta data from being edited in a post?

I need to add a 'poll' to every single post automatically, and wish to do this without having to manually create a poll each time using a plugin, so I had an idea to store the poll results as meta ...
1
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1answer
112 views

Saving Custom Field Data before Publish

When creating a page or a post WordPress lets the content (title, body, featured image) be saved when using Ctrl + S. The Custom Fields do not save in the same way (in this case I'm using Advanced ...
0
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2answers
224 views

Custom metabox not displaying multiselect data in edit mode

I have a custom metabox in a custom post type that records system outages across the campus that I work at. One of the fields in the metabox is a multiselect box listing all the buildings on campus. ...
0
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1answer
117 views

How to validate select field in post meta?

I want to display a select dropdown field in the post meta. How can I validate the input before saving it? Currently, I am simply saving without validating like this: if ( isset( ...
2
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1answer
245 views

Frontend posting - everything saves other than checkboxes?

I have a form on the frontend of Wordpress which is saving all fields except a checkbox array. It displays and saves the correct values if I tick the boxes in the backend post editor, and the ticks ...
0
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1answer
88 views

Perform function on publish AND save (not just save)

I am using this function to auto-set a post title based on a couple of custom fields: function set_event_title( $data , $postarr ) { if($data['post_type'] == 'event') { $getdate = ...
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1answer
100 views

What do the numbers mean at the end of add_action('save_post')…?

I've seen on a few tutorials that there are numbers at the end of the call to save Custom Fields/Meta Boxes on the save_post hook. For example, in the WordPress Codex it gives the following example: ...
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1answer
232 views

Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
1
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1answer
1k views

How can i create a function to get youtube video time

Tom J Nowell posted this code to help me retrieve the YouTube video time. Functions // function to parse the code from the URL function parse_youtube_video_id_from_url( $video_url ) { ...
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1answer
96 views

added a meta box to post however when saving menu while debug on throws a warning

I've added several meta boxes to post and the function that suppose to save those boxes. When i save menus ( appearance -> menu). it throws a warning for each added menu or sub menu Notice: Undefined ...
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1answer
883 views

Custom Post Type Meta Box Text Input Field Won't Save When Blank

I have some text fields in a custom post type that I fill in at first, but need to delete on a future update of the post. When I delete the text in the field and save the post, the text I deleted ...
2
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1answer
1k views

Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value

I have a custom post type with only 3 custom fields in it. $post_types = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_types',true); $post_taxonomies = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_taxonomies',true); ...
5
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4answers
5k views

Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled

I have a custom post type Event that contains a starting and ending date/times custom fields (as metaboxes in the post edit screen). I would like to make sure that an Event cannot get published (or ...
1
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0answers
152 views

Save modified Custom Field content into another Custom Field on article save [closed]

In my articles I allow editors to enter a date in a human readable dd.mm.yyyy format into a custom field. But I also need this date as unix timestamp in the DB. So I wrote a function which takes the ...
20
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6answers
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Add validation and error handling when saving custom fields?

I have a function that defines a custom field on a post type. Say the field is "subhead". When the post is saved, I want to do some validation on the input, and display an error message on the post ...