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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Is there a faster way than wp_insert_post to add content to a blog

I've written a plugin which retrieves an xml file, parses and creates a series of short posts from the content. Although each post is very short (sometimes just a single sentence, never more than a ...
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Add a default meta_value to new posts

I have a page template that allows users to create and update posts from the front end. I also am using 2 plugins, 1 that allows the user to rate posts from 1-5 stars and another that allows them to ...
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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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Programmatically adding posts

I'm about to create parser which would be inserting new custom posts. So, it's pretty simple global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'My New Post', 'post_content' => 'Lorem ...
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Insert new post for each user infinite loop error

I wrote this little function to automatically create a post for every user of the blog but it creates an infinite loop (I disabled it to stop it creating new posts). I'm not very skilled in php, I ...
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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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How do I Import an RSS feed as Wordpress posts without duplicates?

I have an XML feed url I am now using this code to create new Custom Post Type Posts from an rss feed in my functions.php file: /* | ...
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Is it possible to add posts and images (auto resize) for custom post types with a script?

I have a specific need to import many post with featured images into a custom post type. The issue is, I need this to be a script because it runs off of another system that collects all the data. I ...
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Programmatically insert hierarchical terms & set terms for post causes glitch? [duplicate]

I am inserting an array of terms into my custom taxonomy programmatically. Some terms have parents/children. After each term has been entered, I then insert an array of posts into my custom post type. ...
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Insert new term during new post creation

i am currently working on a snippet to insert a new post dynamically (it's a custom post type). During this new post creation i need to insert terms in custom taxonomies associated to the custom post ...
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wp_insert_post does not write my post_name

i tried to generate a page via wp_insert_post. That works fine except that the post_name is always written with the same value as the post_title. Here comes the code snippet: // Create homesite if ...
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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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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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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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wp_insert_post alternatives for faster process

I'm using wp_insert_post to generate posts for my site. Initially, everything works fine and it was very fast. When the number of posts accummulated to about 3000, it became very slow and now i almost ...
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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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wp_insert_post incorrectly escapes HTML comments when they include tags

I'm working on writing a script to import data from a custom CMS into Wordpress. As part of this, I need to import the post content exactly, without modifying anything. However, some of the posts ...
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Fire a hook programmatically

Is it possible to fire a wordpress hook programmatically? Specifically I'd like to have control of wp-insert-post.
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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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Create posts on user registration

How can I create let say 3 posts after the user finish the registration ? The ideal outcome would be to create 3 posts using the user as the author of the posts and with some pre-defined values. ...
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wp set object terms vs wp set post terms

Examining the following sample code snippet from the WP codex, $post = array( 'ID' => [ <post id> ] //Are you updating an existing post? 'post_author' => [ <user ID> ] //The ...
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Prevent empty Post Title on form submit via front end post (wp_insert_post_)

I am creating a post from the front end using (shortened for brevity); if (empty($_POST['my_title'])){ echo 'error: please insert a title'; } else { $title = $_POST['my_title']; } ...
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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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wp_insert_post - duration

i try to import a custom DB to the WP DB with about 2000 rows (custom post type). the problem is that the insert by wp_insert_post takes about a second per insert. Is this normal ? Is there a ...
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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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Deleting terms from the Wordpress wp terms table

what wp function do i use so that I can delete a term without worrying about the related tables such as wp term relationships and wp term taxonomy? Also if a post has a relationship to the deleted ...
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The reverse of wp_insert_post

When you need to delete a post programmatically what wp function do you use so that if takes care of the wp_term_relations too?
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How to prevent duplicate slugs for wp_insert_post?

I have a function that creates a page when I create a post (so as to construct parent-child relationship trees). I'm using the $title of the post to create the page and this also creates a duplicate ...
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how to add datas in taxonomy to post with wp_insert_post

how to add datas in taxonomy to post with wp_insert_post this is my code but it is saved in my texonomy draft,why? i have given post_type=publish. $my_post = array( 'post_title' => ...
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wp_insert_post with POST data

I found some code on this site for wp_insert_post and I got it working. I did find the post in the category where I would expect it to be. Then I changed the code example to include information from ...
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WP insert post and custom taxonomy

I have create a custom post type in my WordPress attached with a custom taxonomy. The post collect date from the from end of the web site by using wp_insert_post(). This is my Custom post ...
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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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Cant get front end form to post to wordpress

Long time lurker, first time poster, and big time PHP noob. Apologies if my question is a little vague, but i have the code below and I know im doing some sort of schoolboy error but it just wont ...
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How do I set a featured image (thumbnail) by image URL when using wp_insert_post()?

While looking through the function reference entry for wp_insert_post(), I noticed that there's no parameter in the array it requires which will allow me to set the 'Featured Image' for a post, ...
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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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When and Where to use wp_insert_post()

I'm building a function that creates a group of pages with a common parent ID. If I run wp_insert_post() on a parent ID twice, does the function create the pages twice while altering the slugs? Or am ...
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Programatically add a page in Wordpress

I am trying to add a page to WordPress programatically. I am using this code: function add_media_page(){ if(!(is_page('My New Post'))){ // Create post object $my_post = array( 'post_title' ...
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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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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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PHP/Manual use of images? - 2 Questions

I've made a quick PHP script/page that uses the wp_insert_post() function to insert a post directly. And this works great. The post I am manually adding has an image in it, so I firstly ...
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Somehow adding to “Insert Into URL” posts are contradicting each other

I added a second upload image ( doc_thumb_box ). They both work perfectly independent of each other. But when the second one is added, the first one (doc_uri_box ) no longer pastes the value of the ...
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Is this the correct way to add post-slug input field?

I added slug input field in my custom post type and allow users to edit it at front end. Then, when insert post, I use this: $wp_insert_post_args = array( 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
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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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save_post + insert_post = infinite loop

I'm trying to automatically create a new post when a post containing a certain custom field is saved - hooking an insert_post function into save_post. This generates an infinite loop. I found some ...
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How many 'wp_insert_post' calls can be performed in one shot, in a very long 'for' loop?

I'm working on a plugin which has bulk post inserts using a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet can have multiple thousand rows, each row corresponding to a post. I'm parsing this spreadsheet, looping over ...
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Trying to save custom post type from frontend partially working

I've created the following custom post type (lugares means places) with a custom taxonomy of tacos and it works fine form the backend: /** * Custom post-type lugares **/ add_action('init', ...
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WP Cron is “half-failing” to insert posts

I built a plugin for my company, which basically goes to tube sites, scrapes them for content, and posts them automatically in whatever state is defined (publish, draft, future, etc). Now, everything ...
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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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Using wp_insert_post with WP Network in a cron script

I have network of sites, and I need to import data into them via a cron job. Obviously wp_insert_post is meaningless in this case, since i'm not in a blog...i'm in a cron script. I also read that ...
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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 ...