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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Get the post_id of a new post

There are several ways to get the id of a post after it has been saved (auto, etc.), but is there a way to get the post id immediately after you create a new post? I am trying to create a directory ...
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Wp_update_post: Infinite loop even with remove_action solution, OOP

I have a quite complex PHP class, reponsible for creating and printing meta_boxes, generating and saving meta fields, ... Each meta_box (object of class) has its own save function, that updates meta ...
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Why does publish_{custom-post-type} fire on update?

I'm trying to fire two different actions on both publish and update. Neither should ever fire at the same time. The problem is that publish_pm_task is getting fired on update and save_post is never ...
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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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Unable to save or update postmeta for custom post type via action using save_post hook

I'm trying to update a custom field by hooking into the save-post action, but for reasons I can't figure out, it's not working. The following function is placed in the theme's functions.php: ...
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Returning ACF custom field from publish_post

I'm trying to return a custom field as soon as a post gets published. I'm using the publish_post (or {status}_{post_type}) action, but it looks like the custom fields are created after the hook. My ...
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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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How to run a function once on every post in database?

I have a simple function that automatically formats the whole post after publishing/updating. It's hooked on: add_action('save_post', 'myFunction'); I would like to format every post, that I ...
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How can you receive the most recent permalink or terms of the newly saved post?

When using the Gutenberg Block Editor the normal hooks for saving a post don't have the same behavior as with the classic editor. pre_post_update save_post wp_insert_post For example, if you hook ...
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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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WordPress Gutenberg get page template value when post updated?

I need to get the page template name when the post is saved. It fails in save_post hook as $_POST('page_template') is not available. Gutenberg saves post via the REST API and uses ...
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Action 'save_post' not working for quick edit

I have read other answers to similar questions but none of them solved my problem. This code works great in Editor but on Quick Edit or Bulk Edit it does not appear to fire at all. What am I doing ...
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Executing `createimagefrompng()` from save_post hook (or equivalent hook)

I'm having trouble executing createimagefrompng() from a hook. I've used the fairly straightforward PHP way to add a watermark to an image. If I hardcode the image URLs in this function and for ...
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update_post_meta() whenever custom post type is updated

I need the following functionality. Whenever my custom post type is updated or saved I need to overwrite certain custom post metas. I need to make sure this only affects posts of the post type '...
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unable to save post meta on single field with multiple selects

I set up two select boxes in one meta field by putting two arrays inside the 'options' array of my callback. The HTML is outputting fine, but the meta is not being saved to the database... Here is a ...
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How to check what kind of saving it is?

I use save_post hook, and I have to know inside this hook function, whether it is a publishing ( draft to publish ) or is it an updating, like publish to publish or draft to draft. Is there a way to ...
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get_terms on save_post hook

Usually, if I want to check for some attribute of the post I'm about to publish, I will check like this: $post_title = $_POST['post_title']; post_title is the name of the title field in the edit ...
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Trigger “unsaved changes” dialog for custom post meta changes

I'm using a custom post type with custom meta fields, but autosave and the "unsaved changes" dialog don't seem to be triggered for these custom meta fields. Autosave isn't as important to me as the ...
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Add post meta based on another post meta value before publish post

I want to add a meta value to my post , which will be based on another meta value , before publish post . This is what I have tried add_action('save_post_my_custom_post', '...
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Delete post meta conditionally after save post

I want to update/delete a post meta when a custom post (in this case custom post type is "booking") is updated upon the change of post meta . In my case if user change the post meta booking_status to ...
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save_post hook not triggered in WP v3.6.1

I developed a plugin having a custom metabox that is using the save_post hook to store data. The plugin is 18 months old and is used by thousands of customers, so I'm pretty sure everything is good. ...
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Frontend posting - everything saves other than checkboxes?

I have a form on the frontend of Wordpress which is saving all fields except a checkbox array. It displays and saves the correct values if I tick the boxes in the backend post editor, and the ticks ...
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Post Auto Draft Issue

I've made custom post type without title and editor and I use custom taxonomies, custom fields and attachments to form a post. My title is generated from custom taxonomies and custom fields (or "ID #" ...
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wp_insert_post_data filter not working correctly after upgrade to Wordpress 5

I have the following code in a project. function vb_post_modified_date_update($data, $postarr) { if ( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE ) return; if (!empty($...
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Support auto-save and revisions for custom fields

I recently read this tutorial about custom fields in WordPress and wrote a simple plug-in to provide a metabox with a set of input fields. I do not use the Meta Box plug-in promoted on the web site. ...
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save_post only saves meta data on second save

I am trying to use the save_post hook, but it is not working as intended: I want to save the Taxonomy (Region) with the ID 75 when the radio button 'wpcf-proprty_online' is 'y'. When I open the Post &...
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Get Post ID with insert/edit link

Hi I want to get the post ID from the post selected in the insert/edit link button. I would normally do: <a data-id="<?php echo $post->ID; ?>" href="<?php the_permalink();?&...
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Cron While Editing Post

I have a multi-author blog, on which there are two schedule cron functions. The first function moves all public posts in the pending status after 365 days: if( ! wp_next_scheduled( '...
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publish_post conflicts with save_post

my plugin has a save_post hook used to save the custom fields. now I add a publish_slider hook used to change a checkbox's status(slider is a custom post type). but it doesn't work properly. the ...
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How to manage saving custom field from Quick edit and Post Save using save_post action hook without colliding each other?

I's following Rachel Carden's tutorial on creating Quick Edit and Bulk Edit, and grabbed her full work from her github repo. I managed doing everything fine and I made a checkbox instead of radio ...
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Placement of Code in Plugin for hooking `save_post`

I ran into a strange Problem today developing a new Plugin. I set it up as usual, creating the f711-roomprice folder in the Plugindirectory, and creating the f711-roomprice.php as well as an inc ...
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Custom Post Custom Taxonomy Data Not Saving in Edit Screen

I have a custom post type "projects" with a custom taxonomy "project_type." If I select a project type taxonomy within the post editor screen and hit update, the taxonomy isn't updated. Worse yet, it ...
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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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post_status => publish not working

I have a front end form that let users submit a post. This is how i store the data when a post is submitted : if ( isset( $_POST['submitted'] )) { $post_information = array( '...
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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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Is it possible to create a post using a metabox?

I am trying to create a post (well, in the end, multiple posts) from a metabox using the 'save_post' hook. I executed the script once, creating 3900 or so new posts before I crawled into posts.php and ...
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Why save_post_$(custom_post_type) is fired even if I am not already saving a post?

I'm registering a custom post type named Datasheet. When registering it, I register the callback for meta boxes 'register_meta_box_cb' => [ $this, "add_metaboxes" ] This is my callback function ...
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Faking the “onSave” event

While a specific use-case, I believe this may benefit others. I am using TurboCSV to mass-import a number of posts into WordPress (which it is doing wonderfully so far). Within that import, I am ...
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Unable to prevent function using save_post firing twice

I am using save_post for a function to send an email when a post is updated by a user. This is firing twice and I am aware this is due to the post revisions and autosaves. I have tried to prevent ...
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Call add_action() in function wordpress

I have a problem with a WordPress hook. I want to call an action in another actions callback, but it doesn't seem to work. I want to call add_meta_tag action only if the page is saved. This is what I ...
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Exclude trash from save_post

I have a function which processes custom metabox data on saving my custom post type: add_action('save_post_customtypehere','myown_save_customtype_fn'); function myown_save_customtype_fn($ID) { ... } ...
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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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Set default Custom Post Meta Value

I've tried almost anything and just can't get this to work. I have a custom post type with a custom meta field and I want a default value to be added on when the Publish/Update/Save button is pressed....
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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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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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using new WP_Query in save_post function alters $post

I'm trying to include a WP_Query in a save_post function for a custom post type. The query is used to check all the other posts for a custom field bh_shortcode to make sure the content of the field is ...
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WordPress as a web app - always auto-save post and meta data

Is is possible to make WordPress auto-save revisiona more often and have the auto-save version always be the most recent version - Like the way google docs works. This would mean the update button is ...
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Metabox saves on Update or Publish, but not on Saving Draft

I have created custom post types that also have custom meta_boxes I've created. Currently, they save when I publish or update a post, but they don't save when I'm in draft mode making changes. ...
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Execute function after a post has been published

I'm using a post crawler on my website that pulls articles from other websites and automatically publishes them on my website. During that process, it checks for any video embed codes; if they exist, ...
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Confusion regarding Nonce & using it in Custom Columns for Saving Checkbox Value to Post Meta

I believe there are multiple ways to use nonce. Recently I've used wp_nonce_field('any_nonce_value'); which creates a <input type="hidden" id="_wpnonce" name="_wpnonce" value="111bc61eba"> ...

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