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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Define page template in wp_insert_post

How can I set which page template this page, created using wp_insert_post, uses? I want it to use template-blog.php This is my current function; add_action( 'admin_init', 'mytheme_admin_init' ); ...
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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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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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Issue with wp_insert_post and post_content field error Could not update post in the database

I'm having issues creating an import / caching script to be used within a WordPress site. This feed comes from a single text file that is then parsed and returned as an array. When running through ...
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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 ...
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Posts added with wp_insert_post are moved to trash automatically

I've got a script that loops through some data and automatically creates some posts. foreach($data['title'] as $title) { $my_post = array( 'post_title' => $title, 'post_content' ...
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Wp_Insert_Post: Do not insert if the title exists [duplicate]

i've made a simple code here to fetch and insert the last news from a feed Rss: <?php // Get RSS Feed(s) include_once"wp-config.php"; include_once"wp-load.php"; ...
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wp_insert_post not completing when run via cron [closed]

I have created a plugin that accesses an XML feed that contains articles and saves the articles from that feed as posts. You can set a time interval for the plugin to run via WP cron and access the ...
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Programmatically Creating Page using $wpdb and getting 404 error

EDIT: Turns out I had a permalink issue that was causing the 404 error. Original Posting below: I am creating a page programmatically using $wpdb->insert() and the resulting page returns a 404 ...
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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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Is there anything special I have to think of when setting post_date_gmt when inserting a new post?

I'm inserting information from a user into a custom post type. $current_user it a user-object. Is there anything special I have to think of when setting post_date_gmt when inserting a new post with ...
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wp_insert_post disable HTML filter

I have input value "<iframe>....</iframe>" (param 'post_content'). When i execute wp_insert_post, function cut off my tag. How to disable HTML filter in wp_insert_post ?
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Wordpress implode & wp_insert_post question

Just a few days ago I've started working on my new wordpress based website. I have a plugin which provides a Cars Database. I want to auto-fill my custom fields and taxonomies by taking info from ...
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Conditionally set post_content in wp_insert_post

Is it possible to conditionally set the post_content in wp_insert_post? Im using a foreach to add multiple pages at once: foreach ($create_pages as $new_page) { $add_pages = array( ...
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Allow unfiltered HTML for not logged in users when saving a post

I'm using this code: $var1 = $_GET["t1s2ninput"]; $var2 = $_GET["t1s2pinput"]; $new_post = array ( 'post_title' => 'Title <dl class="variation"> <dt>Variation: </dt> ...