When processing the form i want the values to be inserted into the custom post type products.

Here is what i have done so far

$art_title = $_POST['art_title'];

$i = 0;
foreach($art_title as $value) {
$art_title = $_POST['art_title'][$i];
$art_width = $_POST['art_width'][$i];
$art_height = $_POST['art_height'][$i];
$art_price = $_POST['art_price'][$i];
$art_creation_date = $_POST['art_creation_date'][$i];

   // Add the content of the form to $post as an array
    $new_post = array(
        'post_title'    => $art_title,
        'post_status'   => 'draft',    
        'post_type' => 'products'
    //save the new post
    $pid = wp_insert_post($new_post); 
    $attachment_id = media_handle_upload( 'art_upload[$i]', $pid );

    if ( is_wp_error( $attachment_id ) ) {
        // There was an error uploading the image.
    } else {
        // The image was uploaded successfully!


I used media_handle_upload along with the post id but this isn't working.

What i want to know is how do i insert these $_POST values into the custom post type products along with the image as product_image?

The custom post type is the woocommerce products.

Any help greatly appreciated. An example would be great.

1 Answer 1


Your current code should be correctly creating the post inside your Products post type.

You're missing the bit that updates the post meta holding the image. Assuming the meta_key is product_image, then running this on success should do:

update_post_meta( $pid, 'product_image', $attachment_id );

on a side note: don't forget to run wp_generate_attachment_metadata and wp_update_attachment_metadata after you upload the image.

  • thanks for this, how do i find out the woocommerce meta_keys/custom field names?
    – user892134
    Dec 11, 2014 at 22:40
  • they probably have some documentation for this, but if all else fails, this plugin should help you find it: wordpress.org/plugins/database-peek
    – moraleida
    Dec 11, 2014 at 22:55

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