Questions tagged [save-post]

save_post is an action triggered whenever a post or page is created or updated, which could be from an import, post/page edit form, xmlrpc, or post by email. The data for the post is stored in $_POST, $_GET or the global $post_data, depending on how the post was edited.

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Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled

I have a custom post type Event that contains a starting and ending date/times custom fields (as metaboxes in the post edit screen). I would like to make sure that an Event cannot get published (or ...
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Why does save_post action fire when creating a new post?

I'm surprised by the fact that my function that I've tacked onto the save_post action fires when I click the "New Post" link in the Admin Dashboard. Note - this is before I've pressed Save or Update, ...
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Force post slug to be auto generated from title on save

I'm running a property site where many properties are sold in apartment blocks. Because of this what the content editors do is create a post/property with all the details and then use a duplicate ...
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Retrieve 1st image in post and set it as featured image, when post is saved/updated

I need to set a featured image for every post I publish. So, when a post is published/updated, the script would scan the post for the first image using a script like this: // Get URL of first ...
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Passing error/warning messages from a meta box to “admin_notices”

I have a simple meta box that updates the post custom fields (using update_post_meta()). How can I send a error or warning message to the next page after the user publishes/updates the post and doesn'...
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How to avoid infinite loop in save_post callback

I have been using this site alot for solving my problems, but this time I did not succeed in finding and answer for my problem. I get and infinite loop when using wp_update_post inside a function ...
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Set custom messages for post update/save

I am trying to make a custom message instead of the default message when i save a post, does anybody know how to do it!
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Check for update vs new post on save_post action

Is it possible within the save_post action to determine whether it's a new post being created or an existing post being update?
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Add validation and error handling when saving custom fields?

I have a function that defines a custom field on a post type. Say the field is "subhead". When the post is saved, I want to do some validation on the input, and display an error message on the post ...
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what is correct way to hook when update post

i try to hook when post is updated but all hook i try never executed except updated_post_meta add_action('updated_post_meta', 'my_function'); function my_function($post_id) { echo 'This is ...
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Using save_post to replace the post's title

I am using custom posts, and in these, I don't a need for the title. This causes Wordpress to set the titles of my posts to "Auto Draft". I'd like to change the title's value to something else, ...
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Return $post_id when DOING_AUTOSAVE?

I see the following pattern over and over, on this site and on other places: add_action( 'save_post', 'wpse14169_save_post' ); function wpse14169_save_post( $post_id ) { if ( defined( '...
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Minimum Word Count Before A Post Can Be Made Pending Review

I'm looking for a way to check that a post has a minimum word count before allowing it to be sent for review (added to the pending post status). Below is the code I have: if (current_user_can('...
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How to force function to run as the last one when saving the post?

I don't know how to force this function to run as the last function after all other save things from WP are executed. This is my current code in my plugin: add_action( 'save_post', 'do_custom_save' )...
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Is there an easy way to AJAX-ify saving of post?

We have a plugin that allows us to manage custom post types and we'd like to add AJAX functionality in saving, editing, and deleting posts. I couldn't find similar problems in the internet so I'm ...
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Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value

I have a custom post type with only 3 custom fields in it. $post_types = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_types',true); $post_taxonomies = get_post_meta($post->ID,'post_taxonomies',true); $...
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Custom field values get deleted

I created a custom post type:products which also has custom fields: price & shipping. Occasionally, if I leave the edit product window open or refresh it, I lose the values inside price and ...
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How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair?

How do I save each option in a multiple select menu as it's own meta_key + meta_value pair? This is the basic multiple select menu. Note: multiple select menus allow you to select more than one ...
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Better post meta efficiency?

I work with websites which require using Post Meta for Post Objects within a particular Post Type. I often add a Meta Box to a particular Post Type, to provide additional settings for the new Post ...
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update_post_meta() not working in save_post

I have added some text input fields to metabox in my custom post. Now whenever I put some data in those text fields in admin panel and click 'save', all data vanishes. Here is the code: <?php ...
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Save selected item from dropdown menu in a meta box as a metadata value for a custom post type

I have been beating my brains on this one for days now and my Google-fu is failing me. I have created a custom meta box with a dropdown menu that lists all of the terms from a custom taxonomy. What I ...
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Execute action after post is saved with all related post_meta records (data)

I have to execute custom PHP code after new post is saved with all it's meta data. My question is how to achieve that? Tried with save_post action, but it executes before meta records are saved, so I ...
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Why won't my metabox data save?

I have a custom post with a lot of meta boxes. I recently tried to add some dynamic metaboxes, using this question: Create more Meta Boxes as needed I managed to get the metaboxes to add nicely, the ...
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update_post_meta and update_field ony working when saving the post

I use Advanced Custom Fields (ACF) to store data in a custom field. I had latitude and longitude information stored separately, but I they need to be in one custom field so I made the function below. $...
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save_post + insert_post = infinite loop

I'm trying to automatically create a new post when a post containing a certain custom field is saved - hooking an insert_post function into save_post. This generates an infinite loop. I found some ...
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Get updated meta data after save_post hook

I am trying to get the updated value of a piece of meta when a post is saved (custom post type) but when I try to grab the updated data on the save_post hook, I get the previous data instead. I tried ...
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Non-hierarchical custom taxonomy using checkboxes on edit-screen -> saving issue

I registered a non-hierarchical custom taxonomy ('property_features'). There is a checkbox for every terms of this tax in a custom meta box on the edit-screen. All terms are displayed and all terms ...
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Why is my custom meta box input not saving

I've added the following function to functions.php to add a custom meta box enabling the end user to input a gallery shortcode. I then intend to use this to place a gallery in a specific place on the ...
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Conflicting save_post functions when passing the post id and saving custom meta boxes for different post types

Post save functions are conflicting with each other when adding them to the save_post action hook. 2 different custom post types with 2 different (one for each post type) custom meta boxes. I'm ...
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Change 2 fields in the post depending on the 3rd field before save

I have a custom content type called cards. I have 3 custom meta fields called: my_cards_activity (select field type; options 0 and 1) my_cards_user (select type; many options) my_cards_datetime (...
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How can i create a function to get youtube video time

Tom J Nowell posted this code to help me retrieve the YouTube video time. Functions // function to parse the code from the URL function parse_youtube_video_id_from_url( $video_url ) { $...
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Submitting posts from the front end - sanitizing data

I have a form that allows any registered user to submit a post (it's a custom post type - forum related), and I'm using wp_insert_post() to insert it into the db. From what I've seen in this function ...
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Custom post type save_post action not firing

Sorry if this is already answered on here. I looked around and couldn't see any answers to my question so I thought I'd post my own. I'm building a plugin for a client that gathers customer feedback ...
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How can I pass $post object to 'save_post' add_action?

I have several functions that are called from inside a save_post function. However, all of the functions that use the $post object are returning incorrect values because it appears that the default ...
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Return code from save_post action?

I'd like to understand what value I should return from a WordPress save_post action function. This example from the save_post documentation both explicitly and implicitly returns without a value: ...
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Save checkboxes of a metabox with a foreach loop (invalid argument)

I'm new to Wordpress plugin development and I'm trying to create a list of checkboxes (from a WP Query) to associate as custom fields for a specific post type. Nothing wrong with the display function, ...
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Undefined 'post_type' error on Add new page

I created a meta box for page see the following code: add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'add_metaboxes'); function add_metaboxes() { add_meta_box( 'wpt_slider_meta', 'Add Slider ...
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Second select list values are not saved after clicking update

I have a select list in a metabox which value is saved successfully after clicking "Update" when editing post. Of course, the values are custom taxonomies. But i don't know how to add another select ...
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wp_insert_posts Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level of '100' reached, aborting!

I'm having a weird problem I have written the code as below: add_action('save_post', 'save_post_func'); function save_post_func(){ include_once(ABSPATH . WPINC . '/feed.php'); $rss = ...
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How to auto-update child posts whenever the parent post is updated?

To clarify, this question is merely on how to "save" or "update" a child post when the parent post is saved. Nothing more. Hello to all of you brilliant and wonderful people. I need to auto-update ...
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Update Custom Field on Imported Post Creation

So I've created a function that updates several custom fields in a post when the post is created. The idea is to sanitize this information so that I can easily use it for other purposes. The ...
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Metabox of one post influence setting on other

This great answer by David Gard allowed me to have a metabox sticky (checkbox) for posts that could only be set (checked) on one posts in the loop at a time. If post A has that meta box checked, then ...
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Post meta checkbox becomes unchecked occasionally

I removed the default author meta box on posts and added it back with a checkbox that I use to determine if a post should show the author's byline and author box. It's been working, but for some ...
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prevent post submission

I'm using a meta-box for custom post type. I have three problems: WP seems to run the function that I attached to the "save_post" action, every time a new post is opened for editing or reloaded. Is ...
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“Notice: Undefined index:” error when adding new content?

I'm getting the following error... Notice: Undefined index: album_tracks_metabox_nonce in /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/TheToasters/wp-content/themes/Toasters/discography-post-type.php on line 124 ......