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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update_post_meta not working in save_post

I'm having an issue with a function i'm trying to create. It should be simple. When someone saves a post, grab the city/address/province and convert it to long/lat then save that to the database. The ...
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Update post on save

I am trying to work out how to change details of a post after its status has changed. I would like to change the title of the post by appending the post id number to it. Here is the code that I'm ...
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save imported posts as drafts

i m trying to import data into as my posts using wp all import and use add_action(save_post,myfunc) to run a function to update some fields all's good so far...but instead of publishing them all at ...
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How to get updated data when save_post triggers?

I am running a function to do some stuff when save_post triggers to use new data. However, the $post object it returns, contains old data of the post, not new data! How can I get new post data inside ...
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save_post action to include wp_insert_post_data filter, gathering meta field info & prevent infinite loop

Im trying to change the title of a post, but I want to include info from a meta field, the value of which isn't saved to the database until after the posts has already been saved. Other than this one ...
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How to get post bulk edit action trigger and get edited post ids?

I want to send email if a postmeta of a post is changed to the expected value.So previously i was doing loop to check the post meta in each post. In here am running the loop in admin_init hook. But ...
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Updating the database with advanced custom fields

I'm having a real problem with updating a database table using advanced custom fields within a custom post type. I have a table in the database called 'wp_company_profiles' with fields 'address_1' ...
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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 to save post change url youtube link?

In functions.php i using this to change width url from youtube: add_action('save_post', 'set_url_youtube'); function set_url_youtube() { $post = get_post($post_id); $content = $post->...
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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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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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Get Meta Key Value While Saving Post

I am trying to insert meta key value while saving or updating post but somehow it is not inserting meta value to link column of my custom talbe called wp_banner_views function get_publishing_id($...
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pass error to admin_notices on “quick edit”/save_post action

I currently have add_action('admin_notices','my_notice_function'); updating correctly whenever a page is refreshed (it's checking if a certain page has a certain parent) but when using the "Quick Edit"...
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Publish/Update post is changing image links from file url to post url

I've written a filter to wrap images included in posts with figure tags and their captions with figcaption tags. I turned off the visual editor so that it doesn't strip out all the html from the ...
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How can I set taxonomy programmatically

Here is my situation. I plan to distribute a theme I am working on and it has a custom post type called Code and it has a custom taxonomy called Languages now I also use a custom metabox with a ...
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save_post requiere at least one uploaded file to be published

Is there a way to check the Published status of a post, and if it doesnt has at least one image or file uploaded, then change status of published to draft? Thanks in advance.
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Troubles with acf/save_post and WP_Query

I made an accounting system with ACF and CPT, but my client wants to be able to see the balances of each account from the post table in a column and not entering the single of each account. My ...
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How to change image atributes right before an image to be saved?

I have an installed plugin to import XML content, but it can't change some meta-data of the new image that will be saved. For example, I'd like to intercept the action of saving an image BEFORE its ...
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ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) not updating post or postmeta values

After changing the name of a ACF field, existing fields for some posts are not updating, but some are. Also, new posts are recorded correctly and can be updated. It's just that some of the old ones ...
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Check if post is added manually or through wp_insert_post()

I might not be thinking this right but here is my situation: I have a custom post type called events. Some of my events are imported from an API and inserted through wp_insert_post() (in a plugin), ...
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Getting gutenberg (WordPress 5) to save TInymce data?

I'm using this function to add a tinymce meta box: add_action( 'add_meta_boxes', function(){ add_meta_box( 'test_tinymce', 'Test TinyMCE', function( $post ){ $field_value = get_post_meta(...
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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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Set default value field meta_Value [closed]

I need to have in the woocommerce products always a present SKU value equal to the value of the post_id. Is there a code that allows me to solve the problem? thank you
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WordPress turns HTML code to HTML entities

I created a new wordpress page and added this into the Text tab (NOT the visual tab. The visual tab is disabled): <div></div> When I click Publish, the code turns into this: &lt;...
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Add category only if post has custom taxonomy category

I'm trying to add a category to a post that has a custom tax category applied. If the post has the custom tax category, it should also get a standard category. So the code below will add the standard ...
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How to inform the user that the save was not successful?

When saving a post, i have a meta box in which the user must put something. If the user input is something when i do not accept, how will i tell him? add_action('save_post' , 'my_save_metaboxe_data');...
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Get updated meta value after post update or published (custom post type) using hook

function corp_210517_save_post($post_id, $post, $update) { if ( defined( 'DOING_AUTOSAVE' ) && DOING_AUTOSAVE ) { return $post_id; } if( wp_is_post_revision( $post_id ) ) { ...
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Validate post checking if child term is assigned

For this particular case, all posts had to be a child term assigned to be published. I'm trying to hook on the "save_post" action, check the terms, return an error message if no child term is ...
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Can't find infinite loop cause

I am working on the below function which will eventually create a set of posts based on meta data entered into a "parent" post. I'm running into an infinite loop when hitting the save button, which I ...
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custom-meta-box checkboxes from loop won't save

I tried to create a custom meta box with checkboxes, generated from a loop of a custom-post-type. I found this example here on WP Development, but I can not figure out why the boxes won't save. My ...
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CPT Validation to not show “Post updated.”

Now this has been asked several times over on all WP forums, but how you change the success message? First, I know there are 2 choices for managing the error message: setting in the options and using ...
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Update post meta using save_post hook in multisite

I am trying to update a post meta field in a custom post type in Multisite. i am using the save_post hook to do so unsuccessfully. I don't know if the reason / cause is the multisite? or wrong use of ...
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Wordpress custom admin notice still displays after wp_insert_post_data validation

I am trying to validate post data before saving, specifically checking to see if an image exists within the first 750 characters of the post content. The code below works and display the admin notice ...
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Execution of JavaScript on save post

I got stuck with one problem, can somebody please help.. :) I would like to execute custom JavaScript function before post is saved, and i can't find how to do that. Something like JavaScript version ...
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How to notify specific users when i'm posting/modifying a new post

Here's what I'm trying to do... I'm trying to send new submissions only to contractors requested. Using Role Scoper, I can select only users who can access the new submission. However, I am looking ...
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Saving Custom Field Data before Publish

When creating a page or a post WordPress lets the content (title, body, featured image) be saved when using Ctrl + S. The Custom Fields do not save in the same way (in this case I'm using Advanced ...
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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_post custom post type ? $_POST not working?

i have this code. <?php add_action('add_meta_boxes', 'ct_meta_add'); add_action('save_post','ct_meta_save'); add_action('save_post','ct_parent'); // add meta functions function ct_meta_add() { ...
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Events: Check for other event with same start date and category [closed]

I am using The Events Calendar and (correct me if I'm wrong) there is no checking to see if an event has a time conflict with another event that's already been entered. For example, if there is ...
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Stop saving process when metabox is invalid [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Prevent post from being published if custom fields not filled Check before publishing, if already exist post with current custom field value I am trying to add some ...
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Clear cache on post of one type when something happens to post of other type

EDIT: Based on @TimHallman's answer I have a follow-up question, please see the bottom of this post. I am trying to do something that is way over my head and the more I think of it, the more ...
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WordPress function saves a post twice and updates all posts

I'm having a problem with a custom function. This function counts the post and assigns a number to that post. It then saves the number to a custom field and then updates the permalink to the post. My ...
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Removing Uncategorized on post save if other category present?

Is there a way to filter Wordpress save_post in a way that if more than one category is present, the Uncategorized category is unset/removed? This should works also on first post save
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Conditional for autosave or auto draft?

I am attempting to create a file using fopen() on save_post. I am having trouble finding the right condtionals to prevent the the file from being created from an auto save. I only want to create the ...
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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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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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Remove image from post_content on save_post

I'm trying to setup a function in functions.php that removes an image from the post_content on save. Everything works up until the time I'm trying to save the content, the page just hangs and I get a '...
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Compare custom taxonomies of updated post (or new post) [Updated with progress]

I am using the Transients API to cache category loops for a custom taxonomy. All works fine, but if I add a new post or update an existing one, I woud like to compare the taxonomy values and then ...
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Save post meta foreach loop

My brain has fallen over. How do I save this post data? Building some key-value pairs in the form. for ($i = 1; $i <= 3; $i++) { $saved = $meta[$i]; //print_r($saved); /...
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Bug: Post needs to be updated twice when adding action for save_post hook

My function does exactly what I want it to do: I'm trying to add/update meta fields in another post type when an "events" post is saved. Except the post needs to be updated twice for the information ...