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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Hook to process a new taxonomy tag before it is created?

I am working on a website where there is a custom taxonomy for places, which can be either cities or states. The users are supposed to tag each post with a city and a state. To deal with ...
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save_post hook not triggered in WP v3.6.1

I developed a plugin having a custom metabox that is using the save_post hook to store data. The plugin is 18 months old and is used by thousands of customers, so I'm pretty sure everything is good. ...
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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 custom post type ? $_POST not working?

i have this code. <?php add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'ct_meta_add'); add_action('save_post','ct_meta_save'); add_action('save_post','ct_parent'); // add meta functions function ct_meta_add() { ...
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768 views

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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Change auto post title generation according to different post properties

I have the following snippet that allows me to auto generate the post title. I'd like to change the $post_type of the 'post_title' => $post_type . ' Job #' . $post_id line to some other post ...
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Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled

I have a custom post type Event that contains a starting and ending date/times custom fields (as metaboxes in the post edit screen). I would like to make sure that an Event cannot get published (or ...
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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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817 views

save_post action inside a custom metabox class not working

I am writing a class to create metaboxes and save the form data. The problem is, I keep getting a warning when I click "publish": Warning: call_user_func_array() expects parameter 1 to be a valid ...
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489 views

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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992 views

Auto save title as custom meta field value

I create a custom post type where I removed the "Title", instead I want to use one of my custom meta value to become the title. This is just to make sure the title look good. Know that the post ...
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530 views

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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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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Updating user meta on save post

I have a custom post type called 'programmes' that details seminar information. Using a form visitors to the site can signup to a specific 'programme', once they have completed the form a new user is ...
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save_post action only when creating a new post

I have a Custom Post Type named Task. I created a function that sends an email to the selected Agent, notifying a new task has been assigned. Here is the function: function ...
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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', ...
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32 views

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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Force post slug to be auto generated from title on save

I'm running a property site where many properties are sold in apartment blocks. Because of this what the content editors do is create a post/property with all the details and then use a duplicate ...
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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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Save post in another table

I have problem in post date, Now when i add post at 17/1/2016 and modify this post to 18/1/2016. Now the old date are delete from table in database. So, I need to save old date in another table, when ...
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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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Delete post meta conditionally after save post

I want to update/delete a post meta when a custom post (in this case custom post type is "booking") is updated upon the change of post meta . In my case if user change the post meta booking_status to ...
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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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29 views

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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371 views

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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Check for update vs new post on save_post action

Is it possible within the save_post action to determine whether it's a new post being created or an existing post being update?
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Why does save_post action fire when creating a new post?

I'm surprised by the fact that my function that I've tacked onto the save_post action fires when I click the "New Post" link in the Admin Dashboard. Note - this is before I've pressed Save or Update, ...
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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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Allow only one post with specific meta value

I'm using a custom meta field, to specify which post will appear as a featured one in the front page. This meta field is a true/false value, declared through ACF. I want this condition to only be ...
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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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1answer
154 views

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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163 views

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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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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352 views

Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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162 views

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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How do the 'tag' and 'category' (default) taxonomies do 'save_post' action?

I am trying to replace the categories metabox with what looks and works like the tags metabox because there's too much hierarchy and scrolling to check the appropriate categories and sub-categories ...
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362 views

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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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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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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141 views

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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1answer
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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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9k views

Passing error/warning messages from a meta box to “admin_notices”

I have a simple meta box that updates the post custom fields (using update_post_meta()). How can I send a error or warning message to the next page after the user publishes/updates the post and ...
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42 views

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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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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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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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 ...