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

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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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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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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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Get original post ID after wp_insert_post

I have a plugin with several CPTs (we'll call them CPT-A, CPT-B, CPT-C, and CPT-D). All CPTs have custom fields. In CPT-D, the user is able to make a selection and assign a post in CPT-A, CPT-B, and ...
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update_post_meta from data in multidimensional array created from a form

So, I have a few form fields like so: <input name='mainStageSatOrder[theband][theid]' type='hidden' class='band-id' value='' />"; <input name='mainStageSatOrder[theband][theorder]' type='...
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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 class=...
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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 (!empty($...
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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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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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change attachment custom field onChange event

The form is in post creating window. Ajax is posting values, but the values doenst renews. Where can be problem ? Ajax <script> function dynamic_Select(field, aid, value) { console.log(...
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Update post meta without deleting the old entries

$old = get_post_meta($post_id, 'figure_sugsubject_repeatable_fields', true); $new = array(); $figuresugsubjectpositions = $_POST['figuresugsubjectposition']; $figuresugsubjectworkplaces = $_POST['...
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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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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 action(http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/...
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How to update post meta with xml data

I am trying to get this to work, but it doesn't. What is wrong? $tutorgeocodesrc = "http://where.yahooapis.com/geocode?location=" . urlencode($tutoraddressfull) . "&appid=..."; $tutorgeocode = ...
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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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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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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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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 another....
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Clone a Post Title and Custom Field to a CPT

I am using Simple Urls Plugin to setup redirects on my blog. I am trying to create redirects automatically upon publishing a post. For example, If i publish a post about StudioPress it will be ...
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ACF - Update User Meta Checkbox Values

I am using ACF and I have extended the user profile so it includes additional textboxes and checkbox values. On the frontend the user can update their user profile which is working as follows:- <...
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Attachment checkbox metabox will not update with update_post_meta

I've followed this tutorial for adding metaboxes to the attachment post type. The problem is that the metabox checkbox value is not updating to 'off' when it is unchecked and goes through the ...
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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 don'...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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( time()...
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wp_schedule_event not working

I 'm going to create a sheduled update_post_meta and for some uknown reason the function is never fired. Below is the code: add_action( 'save_post', 'scheduled_upm'); function scheduled_upm() { ...
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Run function after post is updated

I would like to run a function after a post is saved. That function takes a .txt file thats uploaded with Advanced Custom Field file field, makes it into an array to then a json data. I want the json ...
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add_post_meta not saved

EDIT I changed it to if(isset($_POST['Make'])) update_post_meta($pid,"Make", $_POST['Make']); if(isset($_POST['Year'])) update_post_meta($pid,"Year", $_POST['Year']); if(isset(...
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update_post_meta() not working in bulk option

I am following this https://gist.github.com/michael-cannon/5820098 to update bulk values but its not working. I tried to debug each and every step but can't get the exact error. I have the following ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cannot save Meta Data in custom post

I am trying to wrap my head around Wordpress, and am really sturggling to understand how to save custom data. I have tried so many different ways, I have forgotten what I have even tried. // Custom ...