When ever i update the custom post type it generates too many revision which crashed the website. ( memory exceeded) How can i debug this issue?

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Update : I was able to find the culprit. Will it be possible for some one to detect what i did wrong in the below code :

if (class_exists('wpprolister_core')) {

    add_action('wp_insert_post', 'wpprolister_updated_to_publish', 10, 3);

    function wpprolister_updated_to_publish($post_id, $post, $update)

        if (get_field('wpprolister_advanced_option_edit_seo', $post_id)) {

            $metatitle     = get_field('wpprolister_seo_title', $post_id);
            $metadesc      = get_field('wpprolister_seo_meta_description', $post_id);
            $metakeywords  = get_field('wpprolister_seo_keyword', $post_id);
            $content       = get_field('wpprolister_description', $post_id);
            $image         = get_field('wpprolister_listing_slider_image', $post_id);
            $attachment_id = $image['ID'];

            if (!empty($image)):
                $size  = 'medium';
                $thumb = $image['sizes'][$size];
                if (defined('WPSEO_VERSION')) {
                    update_post_meta($post_id, '_yoast_wpseo_title', $metatitle);
                    update_post_meta($post_id, '_yoast_wpseo_metadesc', $metadesc);
                    update_post_meta($post_id, '_yoast_wpseo_focuskw', $metakeywords);}
                //also update the content and featured image
                $my_post = array(
                    'ID'           => $post_id,
                    'post_content' => $content,
                update_post_meta($post_id, '_thumbnail_id', $attachment_id);



How i solved the problem (please let me know if i did wrong ):

remove_action('wp_insert_post', 'wpprolister_updated_to_publish');
            $my_post = array(
                'ID'           => $post_id,
                'post_content' => $content,
            add_action('wp_insert_post', 'wpprolister_updated_to_publish');
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    Why are you changing the post status so frequently? Maybe there's an alternative to that, without these symptoms? One can also control how many revisions to keep, I guess you've looked into that? – birgire Jan 23 '19 at 14:52
  • @birgire i not changing the post status , some thing is triggering it..i am not able to find that ,i tried removing revisions but didn't worked out – Latheesh V M Villa Jan 23 '19 at 15:10
  • @Charles , actually there there is no problem with that ..i was able to find out that some thing is going wrong with wp_update_post($my_post);in the above code. – Latheesh V M Villa Jan 23 '19 at 18:06

Maybe you could try looking which functions are hooked to the save_post action and then see what those functions are doing. Perhaps there's some kind of an infinite loop in one of them. Try looking into the global variable $wp_filter, more on that here, How to know what functions are hooked to an action/filter?

  • Hi, thanks ..it helps a lot..a little confused on using that..will it be possible how it is used for save_post? ..i am able to view the page without any issue but unable to change the status , like to draft, to publish etc – Latheesh V M Villa Jan 23 '19 at 16:27
  • thanks i was able to find out what was causing the issue , the code above causes the troubles. – Latheesh V M Villa Jan 23 '19 at 16:55

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