Quick question, in API's some times save_post is used(most of the time actually). Is save_post the equivalent of the query action INSERT INTO whereas save_post saves metadata and forces Wordpress to do the rest of the work when used correctly?

Thanks in advance!

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Correct, "save_post" saves along with the meta_data which is stored in $_POST, $_GET or $post_data and then it is inserted into the posts table . let me know if that's helpful.

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    I know i'm probably not as experienced in WP as most, so yes that makes it clearer for me it was indeed helpful. Thanks!(Can't accept answer yet)
    – David H
    Mar 12, 2014 at 11:44
  • cool , happy hacking !!
    – Praveen
    Mar 13, 2014 at 10:04

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