I actually can show content and change content while displaying post. Problem is that I am using RSS importer and after importing I want to make search and replace and correct data imported because I know what is wrong with it.

      add_action('pmxi_saved_post', 'post_saved', 10, 1);
      $my_post = array(
          "ID"           => $id,
          "post_content" => "1",
     wp_update_post( $my_post );

this is code I am using. Problem is that "post_content" does not change to value 1. Basically this code should change whatever is in post $id to value "1".

Why is this not working? I cannot figure it out for 2 hours now. All examples I have are based on change content while displaying but that does not change content IN database, only what is shown.

  • Would you update your answer to include the pmxi_saved_post() function? The code in your question is incomplete. – Dave Romsey Nov 20 '16 at 22:56
  • @DaveRomsey can I post link to Page with reference for this example? Actually this pxmi_saved_post is from plugin. I think it is not relevant to this problem. I just want to save value. How? – BSheep Nov 20 '16 at 23:03
  • Okay, I'd imagine it's just going to fire when saving an imported post. On second thought, what we need is your post_saved function. – Dave Romsey Nov 20 '16 at 23:13

From the documentation of WP All Import, the pmxi_saved_post action takes one parameter, $id, which is "the ID of the post/page/Custom Post Type that was just created."

So, your post_saved() callback should look like this:

add_action('pmxi_saved_post', 'wpse246838_post_saved', 10, 1);
function wpse246838_post_saved( $id ) {
    $my_post = array(
            "ID"           => $id,
            "post_content" => "1",
    wp_update_post( $my_post );
  • You got it, @BSheep! Glad we were able to solve it! – Dave Romsey Nov 21 '16 at 0:04
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    PS: I'm surprised that the documentation would suggest such a general function name as post_saved. We should consider using a namespace, prefixing it or using anonymous functions, to avoid possible name collisions. – birgire Nov 21 '16 at 0:05
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    @birgire I agree, and that was lazy of me not to use something more appropriate. Updated the answer with the good old wpse{question_id}_ prefix. – Dave Romsey Nov 21 '16 at 0:13

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