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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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Code to make a post sticky

How is it possible to upgrade a post to make it sticky directly from code, not by admin area? Is it possible through a code like: update_post_meta($post_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $prev_value); In ...
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How to save an array with one metakey in postmeta?

I have an array saved in postmata, each array key become a metakey. I want to change the code to save the whole array with one metakey. How to do that? Thanks! $poddata = Array( 'pod_id' => ...
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Storing meta fields multiple times OR once with multi dimensional array?

I got some options that I expand using a repeater type field. The values I save for each field is already an array so in essence I'm saving a multi dimentional array per option. (See this weekly ...
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Custom Post type - how to get checkbox to update meta field to null

I have 7 meta fields for a custom post type in Wordpress. These 7 in particular are days of the week (Sunday thru Saturday) and have checkboxes for each. I've successfully gotten the checkbox to POST ...
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Custom field values deleted when trashing custom post type

I've created a custom post type with 2 custom fields attached to it... When I create a post of this type and fill in the custom fields, the data is, in fact, saved to the db... However, if I trash one ...
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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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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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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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Custom Post Type: Set post_title equal to a custom post type field

I’ve created a custom post type for employees in a company with some fields they have to fill (like E-mail, phone, etc.) and a select box which takes some values from another custom post type called ...
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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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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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Use ajax to update_post_meta

2 days ago I asked this then I tried to work on my code to be able to understand how ajax and php work and now I have a new issue that, probably would be easily solved. These are my codes: <?php ...
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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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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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Change post thumbnail using front end post edit form

I'm trying to get the post thumbnail to change if a user selects a new file on a front end post edit screen. This is similar to the code I use to upload data and set the post thumbnail on a front end ...
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Custom Post Type, Saving Multiple Checkboxes

For a custom post type, I'm pulling in a list of another custom post types that I need to select for saving ... <input type="checkbox" name="32"> My CPT <br> <input type="checkbox" ...
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Change the post date from a meta box

I'm having a problem with updating the post_date in a custom function I've written. I'm trying to change the "post_date" to my custom "meta_date" value. Here is the function: function ...
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How to use wp_insert_post to update meta box?

I'm trying to use wp_insert_post to create a front-end submission form so visitors can create a post AND update the meta box fields of that post -- not the custom fields. For example, when I use the ...
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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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update_post_meta and get_post_meta not working

I am trying to get the input from a textbox and display it upon update. I don't know if the update_post_meta or get_post_meta is causing the problem. Code //Metabox Hook ...
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wp_insert_post() getting slower the more posts

I have written a bulk import script where I import posts with the wp_insert_post() function and add 1 meta value and 1 term to the post. I have done 6 times of 7000 posts now, but for some reason the ...
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wp_update_user isn't instantly?

I'm trying to update a user mail recieved by $_POST and use it instantly. It gets changed, however it outputs the old one. What is the way to do it? global $current_user; get_currentuserinfo(); if ...
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Change post_date to post_modified date on post template?

I'm looking to change the post created date to a modified date on my post template (single.php). Moreso, I'm looking to control when I update that date based on whether I make significant changes to ...
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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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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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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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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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“update_post_meta” not working in “wp_insert_post_data” hook

I have created the following hook in my functions.php add_filter('wp_insert_post_data', 'ad_change_title'); function ad_change_title($data) { if($data['post_type'] != 'ad_listing') ...
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update_post_meta, xml parser

I'm hitting the wall for nearly two hours now, trying to figure this out. Here is the thing' I have made a xml parser to read xml file and add posts (with content) from xml: $ch = curl_init( ...
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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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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 save double quotes in post meta, when the post meta data is an array? [closed]

Ok so I've been scratching my head on this one for a while. I'm making a plugin that adds a custom meta box to a custom post type. I'm using the update_post_meta function to save the data from the ...
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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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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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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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Save modified Custom Field content into another Custom Field on article save [closed]

In my articles I allow editors to enter a date in a human readable dd.mm.yyyy format into a custom field. But I also need this date as unix timestamp in the DB. So I wrote a function which takes the ...
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Saving custom fields to a custom taxonomy

I am trying to create a custom field for a custom taxonomy. update_post_meta works great with posts. Taxonomies are not posts so this won't work. <?php update_post_meta($post_id, $meta_key, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Custom Post type forgetting data

I just set up a custom post type, mostly following this tutorial. I'm setting up things on my site now, doing a lot of CSS modifications and such, and every few minutes the post just forgets ...
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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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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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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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is there an update_post_meta action

Are there any actions I can hook into for update_post_meta()? I don't see anything obvious in the source. Woocommerce lets you change the featured status of items via ajax from the edit screen. I ...