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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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( ...
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Why does not my metabox save?

I know there are many questions about variants of this, but I have not been able to find an answer. I have a metabox on the post type page, containing nothing but a checkbox. It seems like it won't ...
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Updating the database with advanced custom fields

I'm having a real problem with updating a database table using advanced custom fields within a custom post type. I have a table in the database called 'wp_company_profiles' with fields 'address_1' ...
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Wordpress custom admin notice still displays after wp_insert_post_data validation

I am trying to validate post data before saving, specifically checking to see if an image exists within the first 750 characters of the post content. The code below works and display the admin notice ...
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WP Infinite loop

It is not working. add_action( 'save_post', 'jdev_save_custom_meta_box', 13, 2 ); function jdev_save_custom_meta_box(){ global $post; // Get our form field if( $_POST ) : if ( ...
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Execution of JavaScript on save post

I got stuck with one problem, can somebody please help.. :) I would like to execute custom JavaScript function before post is saved, and i can't find how to do that. Something like JavaScript version ...
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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: ...
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update_post_meta and update_field ony working when saving the post

I use Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) to store data in a custom field. I had latitude and longitude information stored separately, but I they need to be in one custom field so I made the function below. ...
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save_post action firing before I publish / save the post

I'm trying to update a posts meta only after it has been saved or updated. My function is pretty simple function update_test( $post_id ) { update_post_meta($post_id, 'copied', '1'); ...
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draft_to_pending action doesn’t seem to fire

I have the action ‘draft_to_pending‘ set to fire on a custom post type. I assume that when the user clicks “Status » Edit” changes it to “Pending” and then clicks “Save Pending”, this action is ...
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How to force function to run as the last one when saving the post?

I don't know how to force this function to run as the last function after all other save things from WP are executed. This is my current code in my plugin: add_action( 'save_post', 'do_custom_save' ...
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What action to use for when a post is saved / published, with a caveat

I'm trying to do some stuff when a post has been saved, I'm currently using the save_post action, of which generally works. However, the problem I'm having is when a post is scheduled it fires the ...
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save_post hook not triggered in WP v3.6.1

I developed a plugin having a custom metabox that is using the save_post hook to store data. The plugin is 18 months old and is used by thousands of customers, so I'm pretty sure everything is good. ...
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How to stop a user from updating the post date

I have a custom role, called "dealer". Once they have posted a new post, they cannot delete it. It's important they cannot update the date either, and I'm a little stuck on how to do this. It looks ...
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Update Post Taxonomy Automatically Based On Date

I am using the below function to set a custom post type taxonomy to a certain term based on the current date. This is for an event that lists upcoming, ongoing, and future events at a venue. I need ...
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How to notify specific users when i'm posting/modifying a new post

Here's what I'm trying to do... I'm trying to send new submissions only to contractors requested. Using Role Scoper, I can select only users who can access the new submission. However, I am looking ...
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Change 2 fields in the post depending on the 3rd field before save

I have a custom content type called cards. I have 3 custom meta fields called: my_cards_activity (select field type; options 0 and 1) my_cards_user (select type; many options) my_cards_datetime ...
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Front end update_post_meta Help

I followed the help provided in this question but cannot get the form save the data. I tried using 'save_post' action hook to try and save the post like we do for admin side. Any help would be highly ...
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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 ...
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How to save post change url youtube link?

In functions.php i using this to change width url from youtube: add_action('save_post', 'set_url_youtube'); function set_url_youtube() { $post = get_post($post_id); $content = ...
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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 ...
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How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair?

How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair? This is the basic multiple select menu. Note: multiple select menus allow you to select more than one ...
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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. ...
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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( ...
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Update Custom Field on Imported Post Creation

So I've created a function that updates several custom fields in a post when the post is created. The idea is to sanitize this information so that I can easily use it for other purposes. The ...
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Custom wp_editor doesn't update post_content

I'm working on a client's site, creating a staff profile plugin. The issue is that they previously created the profiles as regular posts. I converted all of the staff posts into a custom post types. ...
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save post running twice and creating two database entries - how do I disable this?

I am developing a job tracking database for my utility engineering company and am having an issue when running a save hook. I have a task_types db table that tasks are created off of and using a ...
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Prevent Page/Post From Being Created based on Pages/Posts per User per Time Unit

I'm working on new project and I want to let users have access to create pages on the site. To prevent users from "spamming" a lot of pages, I'd like to set a daily upload limit for each user. I've ...
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where does this $post_id come from?

I was trying to figure out why save_post wasn't being fired upon 'Quick edit', and found the solution here - apparently global $post is not available when updating a post in Quick edit mode. So - I ...
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How to run a function once on every post in database?

I have a simple function that automatically formats the whole post after publishing/updating. It's hooked on: add_action('save_post', 'myFunction'); I would like to format every post, that I ...
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Save custom value to main content of post

I create a meta custom input to make a page builder. So i can drop & drag element to build content for post. And when i save post, i want it will save directly to post content. So i think i will ...
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Save selected item from dropdown menu in a meta box as a metadata value for a custom post type

I have been beating my brains on this one for days now and my Google-fu is failing me. I have created a custom meta box with a dropdown menu that lists all of the terms from a custom taxonomy. What I ...
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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 ...
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unable to save post meta on single field with multiple selects

I set up two select boxes in one meta field by putting two arrays inside the 'options' array of my callback. The HTML is outputting fine, but the meta is not being saved to the database... Here is a ...
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How to debug | Some times the “Save Draft” button seems to spin but does not actually save

I am using wordpress 3.5.1 and lately there seems to be a recurring problem with the save draft function where it seems like the draft was saved (i.e the wheel finishes spinning without an error ...
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displaying an error before update_post_meta

I'm trying to restrict how many items you can associate with a post so in my save function I have: add_action( 'save_post', array( $this, 'save_custom_items_data' ), 10, 2 ); public function ...
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Catch and display error on save_post action

I wrote this function that adds data to an external db every time a custom post called 'event' is created. How can I prevent the save from happening if this function returns an error? At the moment, ...
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Action hook 'save_post' triggered when deleting posts

I developed a custom plugin which rewrite some content of my posts, but when i move a post to trash, the action hook 'save_post' is triggered and the post is not deleted. A simplified version of my ...
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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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non-hierarchical custom taxonomy using checkboxes on edit-screen -> saving issue

I registered a non-hierarchical custom taxonomy ('property_features'). There is a checkbox for every terms of this tax in a custom meta box on the edit-screen. All terms are displayed and all terms ...
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Problem with executing a function on saving a post

Here is my basic plugin code. I am just starting from scratch. I will explain the functionality. It is simple, While my plugin is active it will add a new meta box in add new post page just below the ...
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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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Minimum Word Count Before A Post Can Be Made Pending Review

I'm looking for a way to check that a post has a minimum word count before allowing it to be sent for review (added to the pending post status). Below is the code I have: if ...