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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Meta Box - Javascript Datatable

Hello my fellow WP Developers, I am running into a wall with a custom theme I am creating for a personal project. Background It's a website that will be used by users that collect a specific ...
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set_post_format called after wp_update_post when using bulk edit?

EDIT: See comments below. changing the question to reflect this new info From what I understand from the codex, save_post is meant to always fire after the post is saved (and when creating a new ...
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Metabox is not saving

Any idea, how I would get this to save? I have several select boxes that are done with the standard option statement. This one has me stumped on how to get it to save. <p> <?php $options ...
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Is it bad practice to use $_POST['post_type'] in an action hooked on save_post?

In a custom plugin I wrote an action hooked on save_post that Only needs to fire when a particular Custom Post Type is modified Sometimes uses wp_insert_post to add a post of a second Custom Post ...
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Help using acf/save_post hook to connect to Untappd API and update_field [closed]

What I am trying to accomplish is: when I save a or update a post, I want to access the Untappd API, grab a link to an image, and update an ACF field with that link. I am attempting to use the ...
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Trying to execute a “Save Product” command in WooCommerce through a PHP script

I've been looking for a solution for several days without success, hope you guys can help me with that. I developed a script to import Products into WooCommerce for a client which specific attributes ...
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Quick Edit And Edit Actions

I'm using this code. lastpostdate is my function in project. add_action('save_post', 'lastpostdate'); It's working in mysite/wp-admin/post.php but not working in mysite/wp-admin/edit.php with quick ...
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What's The Proper Way To SAnitize Checkbox Value Sent To The Database

I have tried using sanitize_text_field() and esc_attr() to filter checkbox data when saving their values to the database, but it is causing the data not being saved. What is causing it and what's the ...
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update user data when save post

Hi I want to save authors' last post's date to wp_users table. I will use it for featured authors plugin. "date" is new column in my databese where in wp_users. function lastpostdate() { ...
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how to save custom field added to a custom taxonomy's quick edit

I registered a custom taxonomy as tags for a custom post. I use Advanced Custom Fields plugin to add a custom field to it. I wrote a plugin to customize edit-tags.php: I have my custom field showing ...
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Using function to set youtube featured image works, but doesn't update before manually clicking post update

I am using a function to set the post featured image for a youtube video (see below). My Wordpress blog post is made by IFTTT (If This Then That). The function works, but the featured image update is ...
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Update post_meta post_name with the post ID from wp_insert_post after user register

I'm creating a function that creates a page for a user when they register. The post created sits within a certain category. These are standard posts NOT custom post types. After the post is created I ...
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How can I edit comment meta value before it is saved?

I have introduced a custom field in comments form using add_comment_meta() function. I would like to know if there is a way to edit the data of the comment meta just before the post data is saved so ...
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WordPress save_post hook not firing when checking if _GET['post'] is set

I was facing an issue (a custom metabox not saving), and after 2 hours I finally realised that, if you try to add an action to the save_post hook inside an if statement checking whether $_GET['post'] ...
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Page content not saving, can not save page content

I'm trying to figure out what's wrong with the page editor at my wordpress installation. When I create a new page and insert title and content, the title is being saved but the content field turns ...
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create a form and save data into new table

I want to create new form to add my customer details including name, email, contact num, address Once created, this form should store all these values into newly created table and also generate 4 ...
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Custom metabox does not store data

I'm troubled with a custom metabox, could someone give me a helping hand? I've got a custom post type which uses it, but unfortunately it's not storing the data into the database. Any clue? ...
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Why WordPress takes time to make request to save post?

I have around 50 post meta fields, each meta field have different values. I have noticed when saving posts, it takes around 3 to 4 seconds to make request. Why?
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How to manage saving custom field from Quick edit and Post Save using save_post action hook without colliding each other?

I's following Rachel Carden's tutorial on creating Quick Edit and Bulk Edit, and grabbed her full work from her github repo. I managed doing everything fine and I made a checkbox instead of radio ...
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Check if value has changed on save_post

Writing a function to send an email to the user on save_post if a taxonomy equals a specific value. However, I only want this to happen when the value is being changed, and not on every save. Is there ...
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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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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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237 views

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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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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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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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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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 ...