I'm trying to set my template to the Elementor Canvas when using wp_insert_post but it isn't working. It is creating the new page fine but not using the canvas. What am I doing wrong?

"action": "create_post",
"post_author": "<authorID>",
"post_content": "<post content>",
"post_title": "Leave us a Review",
"post_status": "publish",
"post_type": "page",
"comment_status": "closed",
"post_name": "<post-name>",
"page_template": "elementor_canvas"


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You can check this code I am able to work with this

function cutom_function() {

    $new_page_id = wp_insert_post( array(
        'post_title'     => 'PKB',
        'post_type'      => 'page',
        'post_name'      => 'pkb',
        'comment_status' => 'closed',
        'ping_status'    => 'closed',
        'post_content'   => '',
        'post_status'    => 'publish',
        'post_author'    => get_user_by( 'id', 1 )->user_id,
        'menu_order'     => 0,
        // Assign page template
        'page_template'  => 'pratik.php'
    ) );
  • Thanks, that code looks quite similar to mine, can you see any difference in mine that would cause the template to not set? My template name is definitely correct.
    – Mitch C
    Apr 27 at 1:56

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