I'm using the transition_post_status hook to perform some operations after publishing a post. In some conditions I would like to show an error message in a red box under "Edit Post" and above "Post published":

Post pushlished

How can I do that?


I wouldn't use that hook. Here's why

Try something like this using admin_notices.

function wpsites_admin_notice() {
$screen = get_current_screen();
if( 'post' == $screen->post_type
&& 'edit' == $screen->base ){
<div class="error">
    <p><?php _e( 'Updated Demo Message!', 'wpsites' ); ?></p>
add_action( 'admin_notices', 'wpsites_admin_notice' );


  • Great! But how can I figure out in the wpsites_admin_notice function what is the error that has occurred?
    – User
    Feb 6 '14 at 17:31
  • This simply shows you how to display the message. To work out any errors is another question which you should ask or change your original question. Feb 6 '14 at 17:33
  • I've asked a new question, but it was marked as duplicate of this. Can you give me a hint?
    – User
    Feb 6 '14 at 20:09
  • You could change debug from FALSE to TRUE in your wp-config.php but not sure what errors you are trying to troubleshoot? May 20 '14 at 14:32
    esc_attr( 'settings_updated' ),



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