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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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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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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“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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...
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How to create a front facing user sign up, log in and profile pages like FoodGawker.Com [closed]

Title: How to create a front facing user sign up, log in and profile pages like FoodGawker.Com Body: Hey everyone! I'll be as direct and detailed as possible. :) I want to be able to sign up ...
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Secure way to use name_save_pre?

I created a custom post where I need to change the post name regarding to the custom field and taxonomy values. This is how I did it: add_filter('name_save_pre', 'save_name'); function ...
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Bug: Post needs to be updated twice when adding action for save_post hook

My function does exactly what I want it to do: I'm trying to add/update meta fields in another post type when an "events" post is saved. Except the post needs to be updated twice for the information ...
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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 ...
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unable to save custom taxonomy terms in a custom-built metabox in wp-admin

I have created two custom taxonomies i.e states and provinces but am unable to save the data in custom build meta boxes in wp-admin: <?php function custom_meta_box() { remove_meta_box( ...
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save radio button selection in post-meta on submit

Right now I'm reading tags from the tag box, and putting them in a form with radio buttons so the user can choose a "main tag" from the tags they just typed in: function write_tags(){ var rawtags ...
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Is it possible to detect if a POST action is for a “Save Post” before the save_post action?

What I need to do is inspect the content of the post and title and based on the inspection, redirect to a different page. To do this, I need to know if a "POST" action is for saving a post. How to ...
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troubles with get_post_meta (and saving it)

im having trouble using "add post meta" and "get post meta" : i have a new meta box in my taxonomy : i always have the value "empty meta" inside the input field, even after i enter anything : like ...
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help intercepting save_post through plugin

I use stackoverflow very often and just found out in google about this one, Nice :D Well, i want to save my every post i write from wordpress to my 3rd (OEXChangeble) website aswell at the same time, ...
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Woocommerce conflict with new “submit_button”

I have replace the submitdiv meta box (publish box) with just one simple save button. All working fine with post/page and custom post type (plugins that i have install that create custom post type). ...
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WP_Query within save_post doesn't include the item that triggered the action?

I'm using Advanced Custom Field's acf_form function to expose a front-end form for users to post content on the website. Users will be submitting photos of redfish they have caught, and one of the ...
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How to add a div area inside post edit page after Publishing or updating a post or page

I am trying to create a div area when i update or publish a post function my_save_post_function($post_id) { echo "<div class="default">Hello</div>"; return $post_id; ...
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Connection Reset on post/page save

I'm working on a client's fresh install and server. Every time I attempt to save a post or page, I'm immediately sent a connection reset error (This webpage is not available - ERR_CONNECTION_RESET). ...
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Generate slug and meta data if meta field is empty

I am creating a current vacancies feature in a client site, and am struggling on one area. I want to have a slug generated from a reference number, rather than the post title. This, I have set up. ...
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Post meta checkbox becomes unchecked occasionally

I removed the default author meta box on posts and added it back with a checkbox that I use to determine if a post should show the author's byline and author box. It's been working, but for some ...
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Cant't delete my custom posts

I added this code in function.php in order to replace post_date with an ACF field every time i update mu custom post. It works perfectly ! BUT Now in WP admin i can't delete (to trash) any custom ...
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Replacing Standard Category Metabox

I am rewriting the standard category metabox to include a Custom Field as a select box which is dynamically updated as the user chooses the categories. This select box is set with all "checked" ...
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Detect current user during save_post or post_updated

I have a function, hooked to the save_post ( post_updated ) action. I want to detect who is the user saving ( updating ) the post?! function my_fun(){ global $user_ID; $user_info = get_userdata( ...
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Why does post-slug not get saved for drafts?

I am trying to get the value of the 'new-post-slug' (the bit that you can edit to customize your slug for a post, but bizarrely doesn't have a 'name' attribute as you'd expect a form field to have ... ...
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Checked() function on a multidimensional array

I am generating checkboxes dynamically on one of the option pages. This the code that I'm using to create multiple checkboxes: <?php foreach($shopCategories as $shopCategory) { ?> <input ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...