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 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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Trigger “unsaved changes” dialog for custom post meta changes

I'm using a custom post type with custom meta fields, but autosave and the "unsaved changes" dialog don't seem to be triggered for these custom meta fields. Autosave isn't as important to me as the ...
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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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Upload File Metabox - Empty Files on POST

I'm creating a simple / generic upload file metabox. For some reason when I upload a file and update my post, it doesn't pull my uploaded file along with it, the $_FILES array will be completely ...
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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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“save_post” hook not triggered in WP 3.6.1

I developed a plugin having a custom metabox that is using the "save_post" hook to store data. The plugin is old 18 months and is used by thousands of customers, so I'm pretty sure everything is good. ...
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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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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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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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get_terms on save_post hook

Usually, if I want to check for some attribute of the post I'm about to publish, I will check like this: $post_title = $_POST['post_title']; post_title is the name of the title field in the edit ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Is there an easy way to AJAX-ify saving of post?

We have a plugin that allows us to manage custom post types and we'd like to add AJAX functionality in saving, editing, and deleting posts. I couldn't find similar problems in the internet so I'm ...
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Save post meta foreach loop

My brain has fallen over. How do I save this post data? Building some key-value pairs in the form. for ($i = 1; $i <= 3; $i++) { $saved = $meta[$i]; //print_r($saved); ...
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Migrating from metaboxes to wp_editor()

I got a client requirement where the editing facilities available in wordpress had to be available for content that was meant to be displayed on the sidebar of a particular post/page. The content to ...
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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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Custom field values get deleted

I created a custom post type:products which also has custom fields: price & shipping. Occasionally, if I leave the edit product window open or refresh it, I lose the values inside price and ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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'save_post' hook not working in WP 3.5

I used to have an extra option added to the 'Edit Media' screen (using the attachment_fields_to_edit hook, and then saving with attachment_fields_to_save). However, I've updated to 3.5 today, and the ...
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How to get changed post title in my custom plug-in which fires when 'save_post' is called?

I created a custom WordPress plug-in that hooks onto 'save_post" using add_filter(). I need to do something with the post titles and whenever a user changes the title, my plug-in cannot get the new ...
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Check for page template on save_post hook

I'm reading into the save_post Codex and I find that you need to check the $_REQUEST['post_meta_data'] in the edit window to hook into save_post. I altered the example code: function ...