The function update_post_meta() updates the value of an existing meta key (custom field) for the specified post.

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Custom Registration with Select and Upload function

I have a custom Registration form in my functions.php // Registration add_action('register_form','register_extra_fields'); function register_extra_fields(){ ?> <div ...
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Update post meta does not serialize array

For some reason my update_post_meta() function does not accept an array. Normally the function serializes the array by itself, but now I need to do this by myself, otherwise it does not update. Could ...
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Allow guest to update custom post met using ajax

I have a simple click counter that works using ajax, only problem is that if you're not logged in you can't update the counter meta box of the post. In my case the post it's an ad that when clicked ...
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Set all values of given meta_key in postmeta?

I have a custom post type to which I attached several fields of meta data. On a given action in the admin, I need to be able to reset the values of a specific meta_key in that meta data to zero for ...
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How to save data in wp_postmeta table in array form

I have two custom post type name episodes and courses . I want that I can linked the episodes to courses from the admin-panel . I was successfully in displaying the courses in episode section but ...
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Insert image into sub-field with update_post_meta

I found out that I could insert an image into a custom sub-field by just adding the image ID: update_post_meta($post_id, $metafield, 168); But that was a lucky guess - I didn't see this info on the ...
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Save the value of a wp_dropdown_pages

I have created a wp_dropdown_pages based upon the WordPress codex page global $post; $args = array( 'date_format' => get_option('date_format'), 'depth' => 0, ...
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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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WP_cron not updating post meta, instead clearing it

I'm trying to store social media follower count (ex. FB fans, Twitter followers) in post meta daily with wp_cron. If I manually save the post it will save the social media count numbers correctly in ...
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Update post meta using pending_to_publish hook

Below is my code for updating post meta. function changePostExpireDatetime( $post ){ $featurePlanID = get_post_meta($post->ID, 'post_price_plan_id', true ); ...
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Post from front end form to post_meta

I want to save a value from the frontend of a post to the post_meta table. Sofar I have this, but it won't save...... I have read that I could use the update_post_meta even if the meta_key doesn't ...
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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 to update post meta in schedule event action-function?

I want to execute something like this. What I must to change in following code? wp_schedule_event( time(), 'hourly', $string); add_action($string, 'do_this_hourly'); function do_this_hourly() { ...
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Unable to update_post_meta with data from wp_dropdown_pages

The pages are showing in the admin panel but I can't save them. When I select and update, it goes back to the first page in the list. I want to be able to save, so the admin can see the selected page ...
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Remove href tag from wp_postmeta in 34,000 posts?

I'm using Godaddy Hosting, PHP 5, and Wordpress 4.2.1 I have 34,000 + posts that need outdated href tags removed. I am able to remove tags, one post at a time, by using this code in a page template ...
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Include timestamp in a foreach array

Please forgive me for my ignorance and thank you to anyone who helps. I have a follow/unfollow plugin that stores the respective user ids using update_post_meta. I am now doing a foreach loops to ...
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Update post meta using save_post hook in multisite

I am trying to update a post meta field in a custom post type in Multisite. i am using the save_post hook to do so unsuccessfully. I don't know if the reason / cause is the multisite? or wrong use of ...
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WP-API : post_meta not updated… but have another entry

When creating a post, I put some post_meta here is the code for the creation edition and deletion of a post https://gist.github.com/eduplessis/dc530523f0b98ae233dc and here is the result of the ...
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How to get update_post_meta output to include string length

I'm using the plugin WP All Import to import a special post type. The plugin includes an action hook pmxi_gallery_image that runs after the import that saves the attachment images to the post gallery. ...
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Reason action hook won't work with update_post_meta from frontend form? Alternative?

The code below works when I am inserting a post/using add_post_meta when submitting a form. The page refresh is flawless (see How can I fix a slow redirect after form submit from frontend (no ...
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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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update_post_meta not working in function

I am attempting to take some custom field meta data (generated via the ACF plugin) and save it as post meta with a function. This is what I've come up with: function tps_create_slotcode($post_id) { ...
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random select option via code ACF

i have a select field called type created via ACF with choices as red,green,blue,yellow . what i am trying to do is random set one of them as 'type' via functions.php when post is published. but it ...
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Proper Way to Sanitize Meta Input

I have a meta field which gets displaed in the admin panel look like: $field = get_post_meta($postid, 'field_name', true); ?> <input type="text" name="field_name" value="<?php echo ...
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Update post_meta field only when present

Present update_post_meta internally calls add_post_meta if the value is not present. What i want is to avoid calling add_meta if the value is not present and the value passed is '' (blank). I do ...
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update_post_meta returning false when called during init

Given a custom URL like: http://clientsite.com/tvt?pmc_task=member_check&post_id=1041&user=3851&status=approved I'm trying to catch the URL and add the user_id to a custom post meta ...
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Programmatically set thumbnail via URL using DOM and XPATH - Where to add ELSEIF

EDIT3: I have gotten some outside help and have totally changed my code around to now use xpath to select the div instead of using the nth img from the html source. I am happy to say this is working! ...
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Performace on 1 million plus meta fields vs 1 field with 1 million multi array

We are potentially looking into building a counter in a post_type. So a post meta field wil be created with some data like total downloads and downloads left (tied to user ID). We expect up to one ...
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Trying to add $_POST Array to update_post_meta doesn't populate

This is the code that is sending the info: $postdata = array( 'show_id' => '11', 'show_start' => '2015-03-17 11:00am', 'line_items' => array( '1' => array( ...
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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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Efficient way to save a lot of meta data

im currently developing a plugin that will read an external xml, and convert the data to a custom post type. Each post needs around 50-60 meta_fields. Right now im looping through each piece of needed ...
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Making Wordpress author follow button, need missing ingredient

So i'm trying to make a follow button in wordpress where users can press a button that allows them to follow an author they like. (No, i'm not interested in buddypress) What i've done so far is use ...
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Insert post programmatically and decide to tweet or not to tweet

I am inserting a new post using wp_insert_post() and want to be able to decide if this post gets tweeted or not using the WP to Twitter plugin. First, I create the post, like so: $newpost = array( ...
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Meta box data not saving

I have just started working with custom post types and meta fields/data. I'm able to get the custom post and meta field to appear. It just won't save. I've been staring at the code and reading up ...
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How To Get WordPress Categories Last Update Date?

I am trying to make a custom sitemap for my WordPress blogs categories. For that I added the below code in my functions.php file and save it. Now all things is working fine but I want to get the date ...
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Saving custom image meta fields

I have currently added a custom meta field for uploading a media file (image). I can successfully add the upload button to display and work but I'm having problems saving the field when updating the ...
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Create custom field on post draft or publish?

How to automatically create custom field on post draft or publish with one of several offered values? For example I wish to create custom field named "random_color" with one of potential values: ...
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get_post_meta unserialize issue - retuns boolean(false)

I´m using a simple custom plugin that parses and saves external XML data as a serialized array in a custom field. This works fine, however, when I update the post, instead of the array I only see a ...
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How to update the title of audio file through its attachment metadata

I am trying to programmatically update some metadata of audio file attached to a post. I have been able to update the artist and album properties of the audio file but title doesn't stick. I can go ...
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Setting post meta data to random value during post status transition / on publish

Upon publishing an unpublished draft, I'd like the custom meta value "post views count" to be set to a random variable between 829 and 1013. I am using the code below, which doesn't always work. It ...
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Save re-arranged draggable post items to wordpress database

So i've followed the clearly documented pages for the packery and the draggabilly plugins to allow for a customizable grid and looked at how localStorage can be used to remember/store data of the ...
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Automatically add custom fields (post_meta) to all published posts, hourly, via wp_cron?

I'm trying to update the post meta of all published posts hourly (via wp_cron) with the code below: if ( ! wp_next_scheduled( 'postviews_updatedcounts_hourly_event' ) ) { wp_schedule_event( ...
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WP update_post_meta link loop

I've tried to update post meta by link in loop. Here is code function make_sticky($post_id) { // Update, add, or delete field ---------------------------------- if ( get_post_meta($post_id, ...
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Efficient way to update multiple post meta

I have managed to update post meta using update_post_meta(). However, the more posts I have, the more time it takes. I would like to minimize the time it takes to process say about 400 posts (although ...
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WordPress update_post_meta updating with empty meta_value field [closed]

I'm usuing custom fields pluging and my code has to fill them automitcally, everything works fine except 2 strings: The way i'm getting the fields: foreach($postMeta as $key => $dataTmp) ...
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How to use update_{$meta_type}_metadata filter to modify meta value

I'm trying to wrap my head around the update_{$meta_type}_metadata filter, in order to modify both post and user metadata before database insertion. After reading the docs and the core, it seems to ...
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What Is meta_id In wp_postmeta?

I am trying to add some data in WordPress Custom Field and via adding more direct records/data in wp_postmeta table via SQL query. There are four column as mentioned below... 'meta_id' - A unique id ...
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Save values from foreach loop in wp_editor

I have created a custom metabox that contains a wp_editor. The wp_editor shows content of a uploaded .csv file and constructs a table. I want to allow the users to edit the table after uploading the ...
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Allow iframe in custom meta box

I've created a custom meta box called 'Location Map' and want to provide a functionality to the client to simply copy paste the location's google map's iframe embed code so that it directly appears on ...
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Update meta_key value for a page

I have inherited a WP site where some home page slides are pulled using <?php $po = get_posts( array('post_type' => 'page', 'meta_key' => 'Home Slide', 'order' => 'ASC', 'orderby' ...