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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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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tax_input argument for wp_insert_post()

I'm trying to insert custom taxonomies using wp_insert_post() and the tax_input argument, but it doesn't work. I want to set a post to a custom taxonomy ('types') and a category ('cars') $new_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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advanced custom fields update_field for field type: Taxonomy

I need to insert a post via wp_insert_post and then add relevant post_meta - however, the WP admin has been customized with the excellent ACF. I know I can add_post_meta in this way: add_post_meta( ...
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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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wp_update_post adding a -2 to the post slug

I've recently created a php file that is creating posts using the wp_insert_post function. This is working great and its inserting the post as it should do. I am leaving out the post title as I want ...
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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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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

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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Check if Post Title exists, Insert post if doesn't, Add Incremental # to Meta if does

I already have a function where a user submits a form and creates a custom post... <?php $postTitle = $_POST['post_title']; $submit = $_POST['submit']; if(isset($submit)){ global $user_ID; ...
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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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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> ...
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How do I insert a post with custom post type and relate it to a custom taxonomy?

I'm trying to figure out how to insert a new post. I have a custom post-type (course) that is related to a custom taxonomy (categorycourses). I've managed to insert a post with custom post type ...
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How to insert custom function into wp_insert_post

i'm trying to send push notification when the wordpress admin insert new post. I was looking for hours where to add my function and after a lot i found core function wp_insert_post inside ...
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post category in wp_insert_post

I'm building a wordpress theme where people can submit posts using wp_insert_post. The code below adds the post title but does not add the category specified by the user. Instead it puts it in ...
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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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wp_insert_post at same time as saving post results in 502 Bad Gateway

I'm currently trying to create/update one post while also saving the current post that I'm on. It's all happening here: add_action('save_post', 'wysiwyg_save_meta'); function wysiwyg_save_meta(){ ...
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wp_insert_post featured image from library

I know there are a lot of posts about it, but I don't want to upload a URL image to the library, I already have the image in the library and its IP. How can I use it with wp_insert_post?
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Insert Post using Ajax

I'm using the following code to submit a form from a Wordpress page. <script type="text/javascript"> $j=jQuery.noConflict(); $j(document).ready(function(){ ...
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post_status => publish not working

I have a front end form that let users submit a post. This is how i store the data when a post is submitted : if ( isset( $_POST['submitted'] )) { $post_information = array( ...