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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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 ...
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How can I correctly redirect user to the submitted post and define a template for each new post in Wordpress?

What I want to do is to create a simple front-end post submit form, for every different type of post I will include in my Wordpress app. For example there will be articles, events, quick messages and ...
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wordpress sanitize array?

I have a custom post form that sends data to a page which uses wp_insert_post to create a post. I can easily sanitize most data, but I have some troubles with my tags, I retrieve in an array: $tags = ...
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wp_insert_post not returning post ID? [closed]

I've had a read of the existing posts on here and still can't see why my instance is doing this, but I'm using wp_insert_post to add a post with some data it's given, and it's inserting the post just ...
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Conditional wp_mail statement on post

I am currently posting from the front end using a similar model as http://voodoopress.com/2011/03/review-of-posting-from-front-end-form/. I want to send an email to certain addresses based on the ...
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wp_insert_post() dont post content like i need it :(

my wordpress instalation have a plugin that "probably" use wp_insert_post() to send content to database. works great. but sometime when i edit the POST with the tinyMCE editor, the editor do the ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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Attaching taxonomy data to post with wp_insert_post

I am implementing (trying) a front end posting system which shows taxonomy data in several dropdown select fields, each of the dropdowns is named by using the "name" $arg in wp_dropdown_categories. ...
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Does wp_insert_post validate the input?

If I use the wp_insert_post in a plugin, will I have to check the content for SQL injection problems and XSS or will the wp_insert_post function do this for me?
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Using wp_insert_post() with Networking enabled

I'm working on a script that will drop articles directly into the wordpress database, using wp_insert_posts(). However, I have networking enabled and the wp_insert_post() reference page has no ...
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wp_insert_post breaks rewrite rules

I'm using wp_insert_post to programmatically add content to a site. This works fine with posts, categories and tags, but not with pages. When I attempt to add a page (i.e. post with post_type=page), ...
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wp_set_object_terms() Fails to Set Terms

Okay guys, here's the scenario. I'm am trying to setup a function that will automatically duplicate a post (when published) over to another post type. So, a regular blog post is published, and when ...