I am have a front-end new post and edit post forms.

  • I'll using the <?php wp_insert_post( $post ); ?>

Everything is all right here.

If any editor or admin modified any author posts on front-end: <?php the_modified_author(); ?> not working. But modified on /wp-admin administrator panel working it.

I want to update <?php the_modified_author(); ?> on my function! But how?


the_modified_author() displays the name of the user whose ID has been stored in the _edit_last post meta field.

If you want to update the ID after another user has updated the post, you can use something like update_post_meta( $post_ID, '_edit_last', get_current_user_id() );. Then the new user's name will be displayed when using the_modified_author().

Replace get_current_user_id() with a custom user ID if it's not the current user who's updating the post.

  • Thanks @swissspidy it work now. But I dont understand, Before you, If update post (front-end) I don't set the modified author! How work in the panel? And why not work front-end :) – lllllllllllll Jan 24 '18 at 18:17
  • In the admin area, other functions are used in addition to wp_insert_post(), which all call update_post_meta() manually. For example wp_restore_post_revision() and — most notably — edit_post(). I guess the reason is that wp_insert_post() is usually used for lots of other (automated) stuff not involving any users. So it doesn't make sense to update the user inside wp_insert_post() because the information might be wrong. Plus, you don't want that information stored for every post type. Thus, it needs to be done this way. – swissspidy Jan 24 '18 at 18:25

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