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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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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prevent post submission

I'm using a meta-box for custom post type. I have three problems: WP seems to run the function that I attached to the "save_post" action, every time a new post is opened for editing or reloaded. Is ...
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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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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 ...
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Not Able to Display Metabox Saved Checkbox and Selected option After Save/ Update

am using this code to create a Metabox for CPT. Now I am able to view the updateded / saved Text input on post but the Checkbox and selected options return null after save or update. Can you please ...
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wp_set_object_terms bugging

I'm working on a plugin where I set custom terms for posts on save. I use the save_post hook. It all works fine except when I for example also change the title of the post, the custom terms setting ...
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unwanted redirect on saving custom post type / custom post not saving

I've added (or at least attempted to add) a custom post type that has a custom meta box allowing a file to be attached to the post. This function has been spotty at best, allowing some files to be ...
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save_post action not firing due to old page_template meta data

I have some functionality hooked to the save_post action that wasn't working for a user on a particular WordPress Page. After some digging I found that wp_insert_post() was returning before getting ...
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save_post not called in plugin / custom field still saving overwriting metaboxes

I have a plugin that writes metaboxes to certain pages. It writes the metaboxes fine and everything works as should...until I save. The save_post is not getting called, and I can't figure out why. ...
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Save data of select list after clicking save

I already have a meta box in the edit post that has a select list with custom taxonomies. But after i save the post the select list returns it value to none, so i don't know how to save the selected ...
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Meta data not saved on save_post

When I try to save my post after inserting it via an external php script, it returns my the post id, but it's not able to retrieve the post meta created in the database. I am getting an array having ...
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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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wp_insert_posts Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level of '100' reached, aborting!

I'm having a weird problem I have written the code as below: add_action('save_post', 'save_post_func'); function save_post_func(){ include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); $rss = ...
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get categories the post was in and just been removed from

I have a function hooked to the save_post hook. this function is mostly concerned with the categories that the post is in. My function does the following: function post_save_hook($post_id){ ...
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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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How to change the post author when the post is published?

I wanted to change the author when a post change from draft to publish. I have $_GET['auth_id'] variable in post edit screen like this ...wp-admin/post.php?post=53&action=edit&auth_id=5. I ...
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save_post action not firing when save

Below is my code that will take the post_id and randomly get 3 posts from the same category and store them as custom field. The code is clearly working, because when I click "New Post", I see the ...
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post_content not parsed using save_post action hook

A site I'm building for a client has to be able to download Vine's to a server when they've been posted using a shortcode ([vine id="..."]). This works fine for my local install (it's a Multisite ...
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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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save_post hook frustration

Clean 3.8.1, clean Twenty Fourteen theme, no plugins except for my own custom one. The main plugin PHP file only has a single "require_once('test.php')" And "test.php" in its entirety is: ...
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About WP's save_post action

Quick question, in API's some times save_post is used(most of the time actually). Is save_post the equivalent of the query action INSERT INTO whereas save_post saves metadata and forces Wordpress to ...
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Disable a function from executing in post.php

I have a function that seems to execute on saving a post (post.php) and I would to disable it from executing then. I don't know how to specify that? I could check if is_admin, but that would disable ...
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Function that get ACF fields value before saving

Rewrited question: There is a similar question HERE but I don't know how to combine it with my code. I have a function that relay on acf checkbox field. It is working fine but I have to update the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...