I am submitting an image to the db like this:

if (isset($_POST['uploadImgCustom'])) {
    $myNewImg = get_post_meta($id, 'usp-file-single', true);
$attachments = get_posts(array( 
    'post_type' => 'attachment',
    'numberposts' => -1,
    'post_status' =>'any',
    'post_parent' => $post->ID

if ($attachments) {
    foreach ( $attachments as $attachment ) {
        $myNewImg = wp_get_attachment_url( $attachment->ID );
        update_post_meta( $id, 'usp-file-single', $myNewImg);
    <img src="<?php echo $myNewImg; ?>" class="img-responsive">
<?php }

And then I do:

    if ('AGGIORNA ALLEGATO' === ($_POST['uploadImgCustom'])) {
        if ($_FILES['postImage']) {
            $attachments = get_attached_media( '', $id );
            foreach ($attachments as $attachment) {
                wp_delete_attachment( $attachment->ID, 'true' );
            foreach ($_FILES as $file => $array) {
                if ($_FILES[$file]['error'] !== UPLOAD_ERR_OK) {
               //Add your error action
                } else {    
                    $attach_id = media_handle_upload( $file, $id );

The new file is uploaded correctly and the page refreshes itself after upload completed. Yet I am seeing the old image on the page, however if I refresh the page, I see the new file. It is like keeping the cache and not reading the new data at first.

The following it is the current post ID which I grab at the beginning of the code right after I start the loop.

$id = get_the_ID();

The form html is the following:

<div class="row">
    <div class="col-xs-12">
        <form method="POST" action="" enctype="multipart/form-data">
            <div class="form-group">
                <input type="file" name="postImage" multiple="multiple" class="form-control">
            <input id="uploadImg" name="uploadImgCustom" type="submit" value="AGGIORNA ALLEGATO" class="btn secondary-btn primary-bg">

1 Answer 1


This is how I resolved it:

$myNewImg = get_post_meta($id, 'usp-file-single', true);
if (isset($_POST['uploadImgCustom'])) {
    $myNewImg = $_POST['uploadImgCustom'];
$attachments = get_posts(array(.... 

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