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Need to insert custom post type objects from code. Haven't been able to add using the default method

$id = wp_insert_post(array('post_title'=>'random', 'post_type'=>'custom_post'));

creates a regular post instead.

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  • Have you registered a custom post type named as custom_post before using this call? Jul 18, 2013 at 11:32
  • yes its registered
    – rashid
    Jul 18, 2013 at 11:56
  • never mind, its working, there was a minor bug in the file, this exact snippet is correct. just replace 'custom_post' with post type of your choosing!
    – rashid
    Jul 18, 2013 at 12:02

5 Answers 5

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From the Codex:

wp_insert_post() will fill out a default list of these but the user is required to provide the title and content otherwise the database write will fail.

$id = wp_insert_post(array(
  'post_title'=>'random', 
  'post_type'=>'custom_post', 
  'post_content'=>'demo text'
));
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It can be done using the following code :-

To enter a new post for a custom type

$post_id = wp_insert_post(array (
   'post_type' => 'your_post_type',
   'post_title' => $your_title,
   'post_content' => $your_content,
   'post_status' => 'publish',
   'comment_status' => 'closed',   // if you prefer
   'ping_status' => 'closed',      // if you prefer
));

After inserting the post, a post id will be returned by the above function. Now if you want to enter any post meta information w.r.t this post then following code snippet can be used.

if ($post_id) {
   // insert post meta
   add_post_meta($post_id, '_your_custom_1', $custom1);
   add_post_meta($post_id, '_your_custom_2', $custom2);
   add_post_meta($post_id, '_your_custom_3', $custom3);
}
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  • 1
    The 'meta_input' parameter can be used in the 'wp_insert_post' array, to add meta fields, instead of using 'add_post_meta' afterward.
    – AncientRo
    Mar 10, 2019 at 14:14
  • Thanks for the post. @AncientRow, can you provide an example including meta_input?
    – Pegues
    Apr 22, 2020 at 17:39
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This example worked for me using meta_input

$post_id = wp_insert_post(array (
   'post_type' => 'your_post_type',
   'post_title' => $your_title,
   'post_content' => $your_content,
   'post_status' => 'publish',
   'comment_status' => 'closed',
   'ping_status' => 'closed',
   'meta_input' => array(
      '_your_custom_1' => $custom_1,
      '_your_custom_2' => $custom_2,
      '_your_custom_3' => $custom_3,
    ),
));
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I found using isset() allowed me to use wp_insert_post() on custom post types:

if ( !isset( $id ) ) { 
    $id = wp_insert_post( $new, true ); 
}
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  • To properly format code in your answer (or question), highlight it and click {} above the edit box.
    – Gabriel
    Mar 10, 2015 at 20:38
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I had the same problem. I tried every solution provided in most of the forums. But the actual solution that worked for me was the post type was the length of post_type. The post_type length is limited to 20 characters. So anyone who has a similar issue try this if anything else didn't work.

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