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Check for update vs new post on save_post action

Is it possible within the save_post action to determine whether it's a new post being created or an existing post being update?
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wp_update_post() doesn't update post_status?

I'm using this bit to insert/update a custom post type from the front-end. The date is set from a custom jquery datepicker. if (strtotime($date) < strtotime('tomorrow')) { ...
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How to avoid infinite loop in save_post callback

I have been using this site alot for solving my problems, but this time I did not succeed in finding and answer for my problem. I get and infinite loop when using wp_update_post inside a function ...
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Connection lost. Saving has been disabled… (Updating Posts/Pages)

I've been developing for Wordpress for a few years now without any trouble on an old XP/WAMP development server (v1.7.4) but recently have been getting the error "Connection lost. Saving has been ...
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1answer
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Fill post titles from post content?

I imported over 1000 posts from a Tumblr gallery. All the posts are untitled, but each has a photo and name inside of the post. How do I make take the content of each post and make it the post name?
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Custom function to rearrange attachments when creating posts – Almost there

I'm having some trouble with a custom thing I'm doing. I've implented a custom image uploader into a metabox in a custom post type. Now I'm trying to work out a way that will let me reorder the ...
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1answer
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Endless loop with wp_insert_post and wp_update_post

I have an array $unqiues which contains URL's, I loop over the array with the code below to get the URL titles, insert a new post, update the post meta. Then I change the the posts title and name to ...
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1answer
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Which action hook can I use when a featured image has been selected

I have made a plugin for wordpress which copies the image to another directory when a post has been edit. But if you only upload another featured image and don't save the post. The image has been ...
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Automatically insert php function into post $the_content

I am trying to have 2 php functions automatically inserted in every post for my CPT. The problem I am having is that even though I've found a way to add text, Im not sure how to add the php functions ...
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1answer
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wp_update_post() example… how to update the_content in a textarea?

I am using the below function to update the post meta from the front end. How can I add add best a textarea that updates the_content() using wp_update_post()? if ( isset( $_POST['albums'] ) ...
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1answer
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Problem with wp_update_post

I'm trying to write a plugin that creates a page if a box is checked (value 1) and if the post id doesn't already exist. If the post id does already exist, then I want to update the post with whatever ...
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1answer
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How do I batch create revisions of all posts?

I cleaned up an old-site from pasted tags, manually created lists, etc, and I'd like to keep the old posts as "revisions", so we can easily "compare" with the old posts and retrieve/revert the ...
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1answer
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How to generate slugs?

I have the following situation. I accidentally updated post_name column in wp_posts tables for all rows. Now I need to update those back somehow. I have researched that WP uses this function to ...
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1answer
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wordpress function to change post status [duplicate]

I'm running the YouTube Video Fetcher plugin at . It fetches videos using the youtube api and displays them on your website. Within the plugin script, there is the following sequence: if ...
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1answer
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How to disable saving/changing update date for certain admin users?

I have an admin user who is only for correcting the spelling errors and grammar stuff, however, when he corrects some post that is several hours or days old and just changes "People are gready" to ...
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1answer
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Scheduling posts to update once per day with wp_cron

I have a function that hooks into save_post that changes the value of a custom taxonomy term based on today's date. That's working fine. When I update a post, the taxonomy term is updated correctly. ...
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Change the post date from a meta box

I'm having a problem with updating the post_date in a custom function I've written. I'm trying to change the "post_date" to my custom "meta_date" value. Here is the function: function ...
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1answer
283 views

Programatically change post author

Given a user id, $user_id, and post id, $post_id, how can I programatically update a wordpress post author? Note: these posts are already created and the author cannot be set upon creation. Another ...
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Post/Page Publish/Update button not clickable once I make an edit

I open a page and make an edit and the update button becomes grayed out. I have to copy all page content, refresh the page and paste it back in the page, only then does the update button become ...
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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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1answer
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Function to change post status IF current user and post author are the same

I'm looking to force a post to revert to draft if it is published by the author. Here's the function I've wrote so far: function check_user_publish () { $user_id = get_current_user_id(); $author_id ...
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1answer
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Insert and then update post_type by wp_update_post

I wrote a function to insert content in the page and every date update automatic . I used wp_update_post( $my_post ); to update page . I want first insert content in top specific page and then ...
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wp_insert_post_data filter hook identify current action

I have this function to set the title of a wordpress post which works properly for saving / updating posts. The major issue is that the function stops posts being deleted (it removes the title but the ...
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1answer
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Posts are duplicating on wp_post_update

I have stucked in writing a simple function that on certain page update refresh all posts in a custom post type. Here is my code (based on this): add_action('save_post', 'bulk_refresh'); function ...
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1answer
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SQL query to update post_date (one post = one single date & time)

I have 120 posts of one category ready for my wordpress blog. For the moment, posts are drafts and I don't want to schedule them manually. I want to publish them like this: 4 articles each day from ...
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1answer
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how to get last revision id created after wp_update_post

wordpress always store revision after call wp_update_post. How to get the post revision ID after call wp_update_post? Thanks
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2answers
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How to batch update post content with custom post meta value

I have a custom meta box, using WPAlchemy, in which I am looking to get rid of. However, I would like to get all posts that have a specific custom meta value set, and insert it into the begininning of ...
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1answer
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List taxonomy terms for post as checkboxes

I'm modifying the plugin Wordpress Frontend User for my custom post type(s). What I need to edit is the custom taxonomy terms. In order to do this, I need to list my terms as labels and have ...
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1answer
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Updating / Saving items generated by wp_terms_checklist on frontend

I'm displaying a list of custom taxonomies from a custom post type on a frontend page which shows any items that the user has previously selected as checked. I have got it displaying correctly, but I ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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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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0answers
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wp_update_post does not update post_name

I have a post with id=1, post_title = 'Some post title' and slug(post_name)='some-post-title'. I want to update it's title and slug. $update_args = array( 'ID' => '1', 'post_title' => ...
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Update a post's info when clicking on a javascript button

I have a series of posts about various locations. I need people to verify if the location informaton is correct. The question is asked with two buttons for options. If "no" is clicked, they are taken ...
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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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wp_update_post via ajax from frontend

Setting: three open Tabs in browser: Tab 1: Admin edit post Tab 2: Frontend view of that post in "editing mode" Tab 3: Frontend view in "non-editing" mode (default request) I edit the post on Tab ...
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0answers
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wp_update_post not working

I have the following code in a single script to be run one time to fix post names which are empty. // WP_Query arguments $args = array ( 'post_type' => 'books', ...
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0answers
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Changing random post publish time for repost

I have a lot of image posts. So, on weekends I don't work for that I want to re-post a random post. I made my own code. It schedules random post with its permalink too. $time= strtotime("+10 min") ...
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1answer
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custom post scheduler for drafts

I have a lot of posts everyday to publish. Now, I am thinking to schedule all those posts which I saved them as drafts. So, I tried to make a custom post scheduler. Here is what I tried, $time = ...
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1answer
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If modified on same day, show only time

I have a date on each post and comment which shows the date of placement. If I edit it, it shows me the date of the post and the modified date. That's fine, but now, I want to show only the post date ...
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1answer
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What 'function' will 'update' a post?

I am using a script to import my vbulletin forum posts into wordpress as posts. One quick issue I ran into is there are numerous forum posts with the same title 'please help me'. When I go into the ...
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change a post status when users update posts?

Is there an efficient way to change a post status from 'published' to 'draft' when a user of a certain type tries to update their posts. I tried something along these lines function ...
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1answer
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Updating posts exceeds maximum execution time

Prehistory from How to generate slugs?: I have the following situation. I accidentally updated post_name column in wp_posts tables for all rows. Now I need to update those back somehow. I ...
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1answer
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Wp_update_post: Infinite loop even with remove_action solution, OOP

I have a quite complex PHP class, reponsible for creating and printing meta_boxes, generating and saving meta fields, ... Each meta_box (object of class) has its own save function, that updates meta ...
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2answers
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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( ...
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1answer
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Gravity forms and wp_update_post [closed]

I am using Gravity Forms to let users create posts. The user fills out a bunch of information, and a post is created. The user gets to choose which categories the post is in, but there is one more ...
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1answer
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What action hook updates post meta?

Is there an straight-forward example anywhere of using wp_update_post() to edit post_meta on the front end? I have not been able to find any good learning resources. What I want to do is display post ...
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1answer
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Odd behaviour for the update button when displaying a WP_List_Table

I am currently trying to add a WP_List_Table to a metabox in the edit page of a custom type. The code is currently class Post_Table extends WP_List_Table { public function __construct() ...
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How to show Published date and/or Modified date

My code is based on the underscores reference theme. I have a posted_on function as follows: function example_posted_on() { $time_string = '<time class="entry-date published updated" ...
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1answer
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Error in WP_update_post

i make php file outside from wordpress folder to edit wordpress post and i get error when i use this code. wp_update_post <?php include '/go1/wp-includes/post.php';?> <?php // Update post ...
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1answer
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Programmatically change post visibility on save_post action return a 500

I'm trying to change the post visibility for my custom post type. On the edit.php screen the user can use a custom field to set the post type to normal or extended. That field shall work as ...