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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How can I pass $post object to 'save_post' add_action?

I have several functions that are called from inside a save_post function. However, all of the functions that use the $post object are returning incorrect values because it appears that the default ...
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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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Faking the “onSave” event

While a specific use-case, I believe this may benefit others. I am using TurboCSV to mass-import a number of posts into WordPress (which it is doing wonderfully so far). Within that import, I am ...
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Is it possible to create a post using a metabox?

I am trying to create a post (well, in the end, multiple posts) from a metabox using the 'save_post' hook. I executed the script once, creating 3900 or so new posts before I crawled into posts.php and ...
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Undefined 'post_type' error on Add new page

I created a meta box for page see the following code: add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'add_metaboxes'); function add_metaboxes() { add_meta_box( 'wpt_slider_meta', 'Add Slider ...
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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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using new WP_Query in save_post function alters $post

I'm trying to include a WP_Query in a save_post function for a custom post type. The query is used to check all the other posts for a custom field bh_shortcode to make sure the content of the field is ...
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WordPress as a web app - always auto-save post and meta data

Is is possible to make WordPress auto-save revisiona more often and have the auto-save version always be the most recent version - Like the way google docs works. This would mean the update button is ...
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Metabox saves on Update or Publish, but not on Saving Draft

I have created custom post types that also have custom meta_boxes I've created. Currently, they save when I publish or update a post, but they don't save when I'm in draft mode making changes. ...
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Executing `createimagefrompng()` from save_post hook (or equivalent hook)

I'm having trouble executing createimagefrompng() from a hook. I've used the fairly straightforward PHP way to add a watermark to an image. If I hardcode the image URLs in this function and for ...
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save_post action to include wp_insert_post_data filter, gathering meta field info & prevent infinite loop

Im trying to change the title of a post, but I want to include info from a meta field, the value of which isn't saved to the database until after the posts has already been saved. Other than this one ...
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flush_rewrite_rules on save_post does not work on first post save

I am developing a plugin for my own rapid development that creates a custom post type. The 'list' for this post type is displayed on a specific page that is created and managed by the plugin. This ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Publish/Update post is changing image links from file url to post url

I've written a filter to wrap images included in posts with figure tags and their captions with figcaption tags. I turned off the visual editor so that it doesn't strip out all the html from the ...
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How can I set taxonomy programmatically

Here is my situation. I plan to distribute a theme I am working on and it has a custom post type called Code and it has a custom taxonomy called Languages now I also use a custom metabox with a ...
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save_post requiere at least one uploaded file to be published

Is there a way to check the Published status of a post, and if it doesnt has at least one image or file uploaded, then change status of published to draft? Thanks in advance.
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Cron While Editing Post

I have a multi-author blog, on which there are two schedule cron functions. The first function moves all public posts in the pending status after 365 days: if( ! wp_next_scheduled( ...
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How to get updated data when save_post triggers?

I am running a function to do some stuff when save_post triggers to use new data. However, the $post object it returns, contains old data of the post, not new data! How can I get new post data inside ...
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Can't find infinite loop cause

I am working on the below function which will eventually create a set of posts based on meta data entered into a "parent" post. I'm running into an infinite loop when hitting the save button, which I ...
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custom-meta-box checkboxes from loop won't save

I tried to create a custom meta box with checkboxes, generated from a loop of a custom-post-type. I found this example here on WP Development, but I can not figure out why the boxes won't save. My ...
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Returning ACF custom field from publish_post

I'm trying to return a custom field as soon as a post gets published. I'm using the publish_post (or {status}_{post_type}) action, but it looks like the custom fields are created after the hook. My ...
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publish_post conflicts with save_post

my plugin has a save_post hook used to save the custom fields. now I add a publish_slider hook used to change a checkbox's status(slider is a custom post type). but it doesn't work properly. the ...
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CPT Validation to not show “Post updated.”

Now this has been asked several times over on all WP forums, but how you change the success message? First, I know there are 2 choices for managing the error message: setting in the options and using ...
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Update post meta using save_post hook in multisite

I am trying to update a post meta field in a custom post type in Multisite. i am using the save_post hook to do so unsuccessfully. I don't know if the reason / cause is the multisite? or wrong use of ...
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Execute action after post is saved with all related post_meta records (data)

I have to execute custom PHP code after new post is saved with all it's meta data. My question is how to achieve that? Tried with save_post action, but it executes before meta records are saved, so I ...
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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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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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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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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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update_post_meta() not working in save_post

I have added some text input fields to metabox in my custom post. Now whenever I put some data in those text fields in admin panel and click 'save', all data vanishes. Here is the code: <?php ...
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Updating wp_options with an array on save_post results in duplicated entries

I'm not entirely sure this is Wordpress' fault, but I figure I'd ask anyway and see if anyone else has experienced any problems like this before. I'm trying to save an array to a wp_options table ...
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Events: Check for other event with same start date and category

I am using The Events Calendar and (correct me if I'm wrong) there is no checking to see if an event has a time conflict with another event that's already been entered. For example, if there is ...
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pass error to admin_notices on “quick edit”/save_post action

I currently have add_action('admin_notices','my_notice_function'); updating correctly whenever a page is refreshed (it's checking if a certain page has a certain parent) but when using the "Quick ...
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Custom Post Custom Taxonomy Data Not Saving in Edit Screen

I have a custom post type "projects" with a custom taxonomy "project_type." If I select a project type taxonomy within the post editor screen and hit update, the taxonomy isn't updated. Worse yet, it ...
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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 ...
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$update is always true in save_post

I'm trying to fire some code only when a document type is created using save_post, but $update is always true, even when first publishing it. I assume this is because there's an autodraft created ...
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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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Remove image from post_content on save_post

I'm trying to setup a function in functions.php that removes an image from the post_content on save. Everything works up until the time I'm trying to save the content, the page just hangs and I get a ...
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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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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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Compare custom taxonomies of updated post (or new post) [Updated with progress]

I am using the Transients API to cache category loops for a custom taxonomy. All works fine, but if I add a new post or update an existing one, I woud like to compare the taxonomy values and then ...
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save_post action doesn't passing post id to my function as argument

I'm adding a box to add / update post screen. add_action( 'save_post', 'psd_upload_kaydet' ); add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', 'psd_upload' ); function psd_upload() { add_meta_box("psd-upload", "Bir ...
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Using PODS data with save_post

I'm trying to use the save_post hook to send an SMS to a telephone number entered into a PODS custom post type. The SMS should be sent when the record is saved. add_action( 'save_post_appointment', ...