This function inserts posts (and pages) into the database. It sanitizes variables, does some checks, fills in missing variables like date/time, etc. It takes an array as its argument and returns the post ID of the created post (or 0 if there is an error).

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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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Prevent duplicate posts in wp_insert_post using custom fields

My source links are something linke this : http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2305&conid=102950 http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2418&conid=104330 ...
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Proper formatting of post_date for wp_insert_post?

What is the proper way to define the post date when submitting a post from the front end using wp_insert_post (Trac)? My snippet now is publishing with the mysql time... if (isset ($_POST['date'])) ...
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What hook should be used to programmatically create a post only when master post is updated?

Pippin and Jean-Baptiste Jung have very good tutorials on how to programmatically create content when a new post is published using these four actions hooks... publish{post_type} ...
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How do I programmatically add items of content to a custom post type?

I have a custom post type to which I'd like to programmatically import data. I have followed these instructions and these, and I can easily do it for WP typical pages and posts. However, my custom ...
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Insert Wordpress page via external (cron) script?

I'm trying to write a php script that I can run out of cron to create new Wordpress pages. Unfortunately, I can't find any documentation on how to do this. I'm using the WP scripts rather than ...
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wp_insert_post creates multiple pages

I have a function in functions.php which automatically generates a page. It doesn't check to see if there is already a page with the same title at the moment. The function is started with: ...
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wp_insert_post to schedule a post - but nothing happens?

I'm trying to schedule a post that is currently a draft: function schedule() { $postdate = date('2014-06-11 00:30:00'); $post = array( 'ID' => 11, 'post_status' => 'future', ...
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post_date_gmt and post_date [duplicate]

I am inserting posts programmatically using wp_insert_post. A typical call would look like this: $news_item = array ( 'post_title' => $titleField, 'post_content' => ...
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HTML Entities in Post Title

I'm inserting posts into wordpress using a script which is loaded through CRON. Before inserting each post I am checking whether the post with the same title exists or not. Below is the snippet I'm ...
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Is it possible to create a post using a metabox?

I am trying to create a post (well, in the end, multiple posts) from a metabox using the 'save_post' hook. I executed the script once, creating 3900 or so new posts before I crawled into posts.php and ...
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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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tax_input not working wp_insert_post

I am using wp_insert_post and all the fields are working except tax_input is working. Is there something wrong with my code? $customtax = array( 'product_link' => $link, 'product_price' => ...
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Programmatically add terms to custom post types

What I want to do is assign a hierarchical term to a custom post type: function create_frontles_posts() { $x = 1; do { $post_id = wp_insert_post(array( 'comment_status' => ...
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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_insert_post not updating custom taxonomy selected if logged in as a subscriber

Here is my Code, it works fine When i try to post data from front end if Logged in as admin, but if i logged in as a subscriber code works fine but it is not inserting the taxonomy term i select, here ...
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Inserting post, thumnail and custom fields with wp_insert_post

I just want to add custom post, a thumbnail of it and custom fields. Here is my code what I am try is to add post, thumbnail and one custom field. But I not getting the idea how to upload the ...
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add_menu_page Callback Function: Skip page content?

I want to have a menu item that will, on-click, add a page with certain arguments. In it's simplicity, I have: function av_subscribe_create_menu(){ // Create top-level menu add_menu_page( 'Add ...
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duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post.

On an empty wordpress database, I insert one sample post using the wp_insert_post. Since it's an empty database, the first post I add ends up with id 1. And I check that in the wp_posts, everything ...
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how can I set the post author of a post I just created with php?

I'm using php to dynamically create a custom post, and I need the author to be someone other than the logged in user. I found this ...
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save_post action to include wp_insert_post_data filter, gathering meta field info & prevent infinite loop

Im trying to change the title of a post, but I want to include info from a meta field, the value of which isn't saved to the database until after the posts has already been saved. Other than this one ...
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Email Post Attachment on wp_insert_post Action

I have a frontend form that uses wp_insert_post() to programmatically insert posts into the site with "pending" status. I'm also using insert_attachment() to attach the submitted file to the post. ...
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Do I need to deal with WordPress SQL Injection

Do I need to prepare strings against MySQL Injection when inserting into the database using a WordPress comments function such as this: $data = array( 'comment_post_ID' => $post_id, ...
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using wp_insert_post inside of custom meta box

This is kind of a unique situation. I have an invoicing custom post type that when it is marked as "paid" I want to then generate another custom post type. I have a custom meta file that handles the ...
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create parent post using wp_insert_post

how can i create php function where i can create a post in one custom post type also create a child post type, i have already create a parent post type, i.e post type "a = car" post type "b = user" ...
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WP_INSERT_POST issue on Wordpress Multisite

Im having a hard time on fixing this issue of mine. I have a plugin where it creates 6 pages at default for new wordpress multisite sites. Im using the following code. function ...
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After wp_insert_post(), date_i18n() and date() outputs are adjusted to GMT

I am having a very peculiar issue on a customer's server (vps). The code below works just fine on my servers. Basically, a specific unix timestamp is formatted correctly and as soon as ...
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wp_insert_post or wp_set_post_terms do not save taxonomy, but wp_set_post_terms does

I have a litlle problem. I have a custom taxonomy 'rodzaj' with value i.ex. obrazek. I use this code to add post: $postArray = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
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Frontend tag edit/submit form

I would like to have a separate page to submit/edit tags. Any user can edit or submit tags. But it should be published only after admin approval. Is there any function available like ...
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preventing the duplicate wp_insert_post

Right of the bat, let me say that this is not the same question as I posted the other day ( that is duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post. ) Cause, in that question, ...
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post_content sanitization / transformation process

What kind of transformation does the post_content go thru when wp_insert_post inserts a post_content into wp_posts programmatically? I'd like to be aware of this before I process 50000 recs into ...
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Making sure wp term relationships records are unique

Which' WordPress function is used in programmatically associating the term taxonomy IDs with post IDs? And does that function have internal mechanisms to make sure no duplicate entries are allowed ...
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using $wpdb to insert a form into a post

I am wanting to take the following form, and use $wpdb to insert it into a post. I have tried reading the class reference page INSERT rows, but I don't really know what should be referenced. I am not ...
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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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Insert post in another database

I have developed a custom script that uses wp_insert_post to create new posts, however i'd like to use similar code to create the same data in another wp database. Could be this done on the fly before ...
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How to prevent duplicate posts with wp_insert_post on single.php?

I'm getting a really strange bug (WP 3.1.3). My goal is to have users create a new post simply by landing on a single post. In order to make that happen, I have the following code in my single.php: ...
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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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generate unique slug while inserting post

How can i create unique slug while inserting a new post.. I know i can query posts and compare the records to create unique slug but I want to insert a post with unique slug at the same time. Lets ...
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How can I stop wp_update_post messing up HTML example code?

I'm showing little pieces of example HTML/PHP code on the frontend (with syntax highlighting). The entries are displayed as FAQ custom posts, and have a plugin (CMS Tree page) to alter the menu order, ...
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Create post using Ajax

I want to create post using Ajax . I had followed the process from Insert Post using Ajax But I couldn't make it work. Here is what I did. Please see what I did wrong as I am just a learner. EDIT ...
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wp_insert_post insert a post but return 0

I am trying to insert a page of a theme with after_switch_theme hook .Now when I set the page_template then it insert the post but return 0. Is there a way to insert a page with specifying a template ...
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How I upload, save and set a featured image from my frontend?

I have a form in my site. This the user register one missing person. I created a custom post type missing person, custom taxonomies and custom fields. All this input's save as well in wp. But I ...
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Permalink for custom post type

I have created a custom post type called job. Posts are generated with wp_insert_post(), and that works perfectly fine. My problem is that the permalinks to those posts are either wrong or I have done ...
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Post author for revision not being set on update/insert

I'm trying to programmatically update a custom-type post with revisions enabled via form, and everything seems to be working fine except the post_author field for the revision is being set to 0 ...
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How to set featured image in wp_insert_post [duplicate]

I have a register form with upload field and when the user registers i create a new post. I need to have the uploaded picture on the featured image of the post. I have see something like this but i ...
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Creating a post from data returned from HTML form

I am trying to write a WordPress plugin and I have hit a bump. The Background: I have some data in a mySQL DB that I am using (each row has a unique ID and some other information I have added). I am ...
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Add CPT values to Database

I am not sure if this is something easy. I have a plugin with all the functionality needed for a custom post type: Filters, navegation... I need to create a lot of posts (with taxonomies) of this CPT ...
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wp_insert_post - How do I prevent incremental numbers on child pages?

I'm using wp_insert_post to dynamically generate child pages for a given page using a predefined array of values. The goal is to give each child page the same slug. For example, clicking "Generate ...
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Add file while inserting post

Is it possible while adding post through wp_insert_post also upload images to this post from url.
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Organizing uploaded media with wp_insert_post() and wp_handle_upload according to time parameter

I'm retroactively creating a post with wp_insert_post() and attaching a featuring image to it. I need the image to go into the folder that corresponds to the post's publishing date. I'm using time ...