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Declaring a var, placing it in a query and using the output of the query?

So i'm wondering if it's possible to declare a variable that you'd place in a query to then use it in a update_post_meta function? This is how I tried to do it. First off I made a connection to ...
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Stop `update_post_meta` from working each time page refreshes?

So my code I have here including update_post_meta makes it work when clicking a button I have although what I fail to find out is how I can prevent update_post_meta from working on each page ...
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Update value of a associative array with update_post_meta

I am trying to change the value of a specific key of an associative array which was saved in my post meta. This is how my array is saved in a custom field: Array ( [0] => Array ( ...
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Why are simple updates to wp_postmeta's “_edit_lock” so slow?

In our MySQL slow query log, the cumulatively slowest query is a simple update to wp_postmeta. Here's an example: UPDATE `wp_postmeta` SET `meta_value` = '1392835505:386' WHERE `post_id` = 94705 ...
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Meta box with front-end styling

I have a specific Gallery post of products that I release at the start of every Monday on my website, which differs from my other Gallery posts. These types of Gallery post don't require the Authors ...
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update_post_meta frontend

Ok I have searched and searched the internet to find an answer to no avail. Here is my issue. I have a form that is pre-populated with metadata fields. I want to have two submit buttons one will ...
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Difficultly changing date format in post meta value

I have a custom post type with a custom field that takes a date. The posts are later ordered by the date in that custom field. Unfortuately I formatted the date incorrectly and there are already a ...
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WooCommerce wp_insert_post action firing on every save

function initial_product_data ( $post_id ) { // lets get out of here if this is not a new product if ( 'product' != $_POST['post_type'] ) return; // make sure the post isn't automagically ...
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How do I delete element from a serialized array upon deletion of a post?

I want to delete an element (post id) from a serialized array associated with a specific meta_key. The following screenshot tells the whole story. What you're seeing are, post ids saved in a ...
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Rich Custom Field for Custom Post type not saving

I am new to creating meta boxes and I am trying to create a custom field meta box that is connected to a custom post type which is created by WooTheme Sensei (Post type = lesson). I am trying to use ...
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update_post_meta() whenever custom post type is updated

I need the following functionality. Whenever my custom post type is updated or saved I need to overwrite certain custom post metas. I need to make sure this only affects posts of the post type ...
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update_post_meta not working in action hook

I'm having a real problem updating custom fields (within a custom post type) with data from the database. I have a table in the database called wp_company_profiles with address fields (i.e. ...
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Bulk update all posts from plugin settings screen

I'm writing a plugin right now that will populate custom metadata for all posts on the site based on a certain rule. I've already created a Plugin's settings page and a logic that should be triggered ...
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wordpress update multiple posts post meta

I am trying to update multiple posts post meta at the same time. I have the following query: <form action="" method="post"> <?php $variations = new WP_Query(); ...
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Use an id on a button to update_post_meta in post

I hope that someone can answer this conundrum for me.. As its doing my head in a bit LOL. I have a button with the code as follows: <button class="contact-owner-send" ...
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update_post_meta and update_field ony working when saving the post

I use Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) to store data in a custom field. I had latitude and longitude information stored separately, but I they need to be in one custom field so I made the function below. ...
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Update an existing post in a custom post type

Lets say we have a connected user that access one of his post to replace some existing information in X fields that already exist with some new ones. How could I manage to update the old ones with ...
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Any way to update_post_meta with html content? It gets stripped and becomes empty

So I am cloning some divs created from an array using jQuery. Here is an example. I have a drop down list that contains items to add to the meta box. The add button clones a hidden div based on the ...
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function wp_insert_post and wp update_post_meta [duplicate]

how combine wp_insert_post and wp update_post_meta? i need first insert post, then update post, let me know about example? i want sample for my future project Thanks
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Advanced custom field - posted fields from custom post type

I'm using the Advanced Custom Fields - plugin and I have custom post type called 'course' where some fields from the ACF are related to. I have this code below: function update_course($course_id) { ...
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Using preg_replace to filter custom textarea

I am developing a custom post type, which, among others includes the possibility of sending an email from within the post editor. The email body textarea is populated through a custom settings page ...
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when saveing $meta_box i get Undefined index error

I need help to fix these Notices: PHP Notice: Undefined index: person-name in testimonials.php on line 112 PHP Notice: Undefined index: position in testimonials.php on line 112 PHP Notice: Undefined ...
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Update fields with post object and custom tax with wp_insert_post

Updated Post 'update_field' Function is Acf Plugin $supplier_one = 'my supplier'; $supplier_two = 'my supplier TWO'; $post_id_one = 555; $post_id_two = 556; update_field('suppliers', $supplier_one, ...
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How to create a button click counter meta box?

I am trying to create button click counter meta box in a custom post type, but I can't get it to work. What I want to do is when a user click the submit button, then it will do update_post_meta in the ...
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Updating post meta and Meta Box plugin

I've installed Meta Box wordpress plugin and create a text field meta box with clone option: add_action( 'admin_init', 'rw_register_meta_boxes' ); function rw_register_meta_boxes() { $meta_boxes ...
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Unable to save datetime custom meta field using update_post_meta() function

When I do something like this (in my plugin function inside WP admin): $metaboxes = get_post_meta( $post_id ); echo "<pre>"; print_r($metaboxes); echo "</pre>"; die(); I get all my ...
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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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update_post_meta array issues

I am not sure what I am doing wrong here and would appreciate the help I have an array the looks like this: Array ( [85369] => 3 [85368] => 13 [85378] => 23 ) When I try to ...
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How to use update_post_meta inside wp_trash_post

I have some metadata on my post edit page that saves perfectly using the hook and function below: add_action('save_post', 'save_meta_data'); function save_meta_data($post_id){ ...
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How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair?

How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair? This is the basic multiple select menu. Note: multiple select menus allow you to select more than one ...
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update_post_meta not working in plugin

I am trying to update post meta for a voting plugin. Specifically it calls update_post_meta() on an ajax request. Here is the code: function add_settings_menu() { add_options_page('Contested ...
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Update Post Meta for Arrays — Remove/Replace Single Value from Multi Dimensional Array

I am trying to unset/remove then replace/update a single value from a post meta field, but my code for array_push() and unset() are removing all of the values from each array. Here are the two halves ...
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updating one custom meta field only

i am trying to update only one custom field that is store in serialized form. By updating that field my other custom meta fields becomes blank/empty. how can i update only a specific meta value ...
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WordPress front-end media (image) upload ERROR!

I pasted my codes HERE in Pastebin. Thing is that, I have posts, where the post thumbnail is the first image and the custom fields are used to store the other 3 images of the post. The form fields ...
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Select Options Meta Data is Not Updating in Edit Meta Box

I have a Meta box with two user inputs 1: Text-field and 2:a Select drop Down options. I used following Save Method in mt Meta box and second part of the code belong to saving the Selected option from ...
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How to update/delete array in post meta value?

I using post meta like.. $meta = get_post_meta(99,'_mymeta',true); $value = $meta['somekey']; echo $value; But how to update $meta['somekey'] to some another value ? How to use update_post_meta to ...
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Copying Custom Meta Values from existing post to a duplicate post

I'm trying to revise an existing WP plugin BU Versions to accept different custom meta field values from items I've set-up using the Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) plugin. BU Versions will copy over ...
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Wordpress custom field being lost on wp_update_post, with a twist

I'm using wp_update_post to programmatically add a title and tags to posts from the front end. I'm running into a hair-tearing issue with custom fields in the process: one of the two custom fields ...
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update_post_meta not working?

The value is not updated when using the following code: add_action( 'save_post', 'updatethumb' ); function updatethumb( $post_id ) { //verify post is not a revision if ( ...
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update_post_meta not saving when value is zero

I have a problem with the update_post_meta function. I have a user submitted value, which I pass via $_POST and then saving to post meta. All is working fine, but when the value is '0' the post meta ...
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Update post meta on bulk edit / update

I have a small problem with a code that works most of the time. I just discovered it cannot be used when I bulk edit custom post type. If I'm on individual post page and hit publish, the custom post ...
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updating meta_key from the frontend

I am wanting to update the meta_key in the database to reorder postmeta from the frontend. I'm using jQuery UI drag and drop to move items into an order, I can update the values but the meta_key is ...
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Store SNS share value via function.php

I am trying to store SNS share value + comment count on my postmeta, DB. I put code below to accomplish this task, function get_sns_share($post_ID=0) { $url1=get_permalink($post->ID); ...
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Inserting Hundreds of Thousands of Posts at Once

I have a project in which I create an array of 200k+ lines w/ 25 fields that run the wp_insert_post and update_post_meta. To start it processes pretty fast the slows down a lot after 10k records or ...
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Change wordpress meta tag description using WP functions

I do apprecciate this may sound like the usual question, but it is not. Just to let you understand I do not need to install one of the many SEO Plugin and change it on the box before content is ...
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update_post_meta only updating on last loop of foreach

I'm building a way to upload multiple files for an announcement custom post type on the front end. My function here uploads any number of files succesfully so I can see them under "Media" in ...
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update_post_meta() not working in save_post

I have added some text input fields to metabox in my custom post. Now whenever I put some data in those text fields in admin panel and click 'save', all data vanishes. Here is the code: <?php ...
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Create a new custom field for all posts based on current custom field

I have a custom field for a large number of posts that contains the url for a youtube video. I used to grab the ID from the video and use that to build the thumb but in a new version I'm actually ...
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How to prevent further updates of custom meta when using actions to set one meta based on another

I'm using rilwis' Meta Box plugin (see https://github.com/rilwis/meta-box) to add custom meta boxes to a custom post type. I then want to populate one piece of meta data based on the value of ...
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Function is Missing an Action Hook

I have tied an action into a status change, which works on the backend. However,using a frontend button for updating post status does not trigger the ...