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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wp_insert_post inside save_post adds wrong metadata to inserted post

I have code for saving metadata for Student post_type. While saving metadata I also want to add separate posts for each payment in payments array: add_action( 'save_post', 'save_student_meta' ); ...
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Set Primary category using the Yoast SEO plugin

function set_primary_on_publish ($post_id) { global $post; $categories = get_the_terms( $post->ID, 'category' ); // wrapper to hide any errors from top level categories or products ...
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WordPress dosn't save page/post updates

Any suggestion what could cause the problem, that a WordPress site doesn't save any changes in one specific page? After making any changes in a page, it doesn't save the changes. However, from time ...
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Custom post type meta fields missing on save_post_type

I maintain a plugin that sends selected WordPress data to an external REST API (Salesforce, in this case) when matching objects are created, updated, deleted. For example, post works like this: ...
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save_post function keeps triggering: Warning: array_map(): Argument #2 should be an array… when restoring from trash

How to get a custom save_post function to return the default $post_id, $post, and $status for items with a post status of 'trash'? Everything I return, no matter which way I try, spits out Warning: ...
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generate random slug when adding taxonomy

I have created a custom post type called 'reports' to provide an easy method for providing monthly reports to specific people. I don't want users to have to login to view the reports and I also don't ...
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problem when uploading file by metaboxes

I want to upload pdf files via posts using metaboxes. I have this code: if ( is_admin() ) { add_action( 'load-post.php', 'call_MetaBoxClass' ); add_action( 'load-post-new.php', '...
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How to save post_status using action save_post?

I have a custom post status and i'm wondering if it's possible to save changes of post_status using action save_post? Sample codes would be great.
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How to stop post status from reverting to Published?

I have custom post types and custom statuses registered. The post status is updated from a custom drop down box that I have inserted into a metabox on the edit post screen. It works fine, however ...
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Set the value of custom field when post is published or updated

I'm trying to set the value of custom fields when a custom post type ('film') is published or updated. The end goal is to get meta-data from an API based on a URL field when the post is published or ...
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problem with admin panel

Absolutely new wordpress installation. I'm adding a new record, it is not added. Writes what is published, but when I go to the "all records" section - there she appeared, but the previous one ...
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save_post affect creation and deletion

I wrote a little bit of code to update the post name and slug (of my cpt) when saving. This is working nice when I update a post. I just noticed theses few lines are affecting the creation and ...
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Link two different post using there post_id in post meta

I have a frontend form through which users can create custom posts(events in my case). Now I am want to fetch all address data from that form and create a new post once that complete form is ...
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save_post doesn't correctly process function call with php class

I've written a class that outputs various JSON data from my postmeta. I'm able to call this within my theme on a template page. However, when it's inside my save_post it will not fire. I've put ...
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preg_replace style attr in $content and Editing post_content before saving

I`am trying to clean style attr from tags when saving posts and products but nothing happend. (I checked my regexp on https://regex101.com/) function filter_style_save($content) { $re = '/(<[^>]...
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Saving post meta

I'm not sure why my meta data isn't saving on 'save draft'. When I click save draft the data disappears. I think I've got it all right. I've run the code in the validator and all appears fine? ...
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Post editor doesn't save embed media [closed]

I'm facing weird problem - I'm trying to save embed media to post in different computers and it doesn't work in all of them. We do the same process (insert -> media -> embed -> youtube code), and in ...
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Custom meta box data not saving

I created this meta box for my custom theme. I thought I followed all the guidelines, but I'm hitting a wall. The meta box and all fields are showing, but when I update, the data is not saved. Meta ...
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How to get a post meta value and pass that to update_option when a post is created or updated?

When a user publishes or updates a post I want to get a post meta value from that post itself. Then I want to use update_option() to pass that value into the get_option() name. I've been trying ...
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Wordpress save meta data : Displaying the word Array when selected

I am trying to save custom fields on a custom post type. When I save the data it shows the word "Array" as if I am trying to echo an array. I did a var_dump and it gives me this: array(1) { [0]...
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Generate post title and permalink from custom field and post date

I have a custom post type with the following permalink structure /%match_season%/%match_team%/%postname%-%year%-%monthnum%-%day%/ %match_season% and %match_team% are taxonomies. The post type ...
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How to implement custom post type's users

I'm still a WordPress rookie and I'm trying to see what is the best approach to handle this. I have a website with about 10,000 users. I also have a Events post type and on each event detail page, ...
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Save current post using custom save button

I want to display a custom button in my "Edit post" screen which saves the current post (everything including custom fields) and then runs a function (in my case redirecting to another page). I know ...
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update_post_meta() not saving data inside of save-post filter

So I'm working on a custom save-post filter. It's working to handle the external API calls I'm using to generate information, which is super awesome. In total, I'm grabbing file info from an API, ...
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Get Post ID in Admin Edit screen otherwise generate it?

My plugin on a special projects custom post type admin add/edit screen requires to have the post ID. When on this CPT admin add/edit screen I would like to get the ID in PHP if it exist already. If ...
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How to catch and modify custom field values when a page is updated

I'm trying to find how to intercept the values in some custom fields on a page when they are being saved. I have searched and found out how to add a hook to the functions file to get the standard ...
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Error 404 when saving or previewing one specific page [closed]

While the whole site seems working correctly, I have one specific published page that will throw a 404 error when previewing or saving. WP 4.6.1 installed: Attempts made till now to fix: saved ...
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How to hook save-post function to use taxonomy term in post-slug?

Hook save-post function to check if taxonomy term is attached or not. If attached then, use taxonomy term in post slug like "taxonomy-term-other-words"...
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Meta Box - Javascript Datatable

Hello my fellow WP Developers, I am running into a wall with a custom theme I am creating for a personal project. Background It's a website that will be used by users that collect a specific type ...
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set_post_format called after wp_update_post when using bulk edit?

EDIT: See comments below. changing the question to reflect this new info From what I understand from the codex, save_post is meant to always fire after the post is saved (and when creating a new post)...
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Metabox is not saving

Any idea, how I would get this to save? I have several select boxes that are done with the standard option statement. This one has me stumped on how to get it to save. <p> <?php $options ...
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Update post_meta post_name with the post ID from wp_insert_post after user register

I'm creating a function that creates a page for a user when they register. The post created sits within a certain category. These are standard posts NOT custom post types. After the post is created I ...
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How can I edit comment meta value before it is saved?

I have introduced a custom field in comments form using add_comment_meta() function. I would like to know if there is a way to edit the data of the comment meta just before the post data is saved so ...
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WordPress save_post hook not firing when checking if _GET['post'] is set

I was facing an issue (a custom metabox not saving), and after 2 hours I finally realised that, if you try to add an action to the save_post hook inside an if statement checking whether $_GET['post'] ...
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Custom metabox does not store data

I'm troubled with a custom metabox, could someone give me a helping hand? I've got a custom post type which uses it, but unfortunately it's not storing the data into the database. Any clue? ...
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Why WordPress takes time to make request to save post?

I have around 50 post meta fields, each meta field have different values. I have noticed when saving posts, it takes around 3 to 4 seconds to make request. Why?
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WP_Query within save_post doesn't include the item that triggered the action?

I'm using Advanced Custom Field's acf_form function to expose a front-end form for users to post content on the website. Users will be submitting photos of redfish they have caught, and one of the ...
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Connection Reset on post/page save

I'm working on a client's fresh install and server. Every time I attempt to save a post or page, I'm immediately sent a connection reset error (This webpage is not available - ERR_CONNECTION_RESET). ...
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Generate slug and meta data if meta field is empty

I am creating a current vacancies feature in a client site, and am struggling on one area. I want to have a slug generated from a reference number, rather than the post title. This, I have set up. ...
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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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Why does post-slug not get saved for drafts?

I am trying to get the value of the 'new-post-slug' (the bit that you can edit to customize your slug for a post, but bizarrely doesn't have a 'name' attribute as you'd expect a form field to have ... ...
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Problem with 'save_post' hook not running

I have a custom post type, with a custom meta box which contains a number of input fields. The meta box is displaying fine but when completing all the fields the data is not saving, in fact, the ...
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post_title in save_post action

I use save_post action to save meta field and to check if post title is set. So I check the value returned by empty($post->post_title) but I get true also if I set the title.
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A correct hook for saving meta boxes data

Nothing happens when I do the var_dump() in a callback on post save. Here are the hooks I've tried: save_post as shown in the codex pre_post_update as suggested here wp_insert_post_data found in ...
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Not Able to Display Metabox Saved Checkbox and Selected option After Save/ Update

am using this code to create a Metabox for CPT. Now I am able to view the updateded / saved Text input on post but the Checkbox and selected options return null after save or update. Can you please ...
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save_post not called in plugin / custom field still saving overwriting metaboxes

I have a plugin that writes metaboxes to certain pages. It writes the metaboxes fine and everything works as should...until I save. The save_post is not getting called, and I can't figure out why. ...
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Save data of select list after clicking save

I already have a meta box in the edit post that has a select list with custom taxonomies. But after i save the post the select list returns it value to none, so i don't know how to save the selected ...
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Meta data not saved on save_post

When I try to save my post after inserting it via an external php script, it returns my the post id, but it's not able to retrieve the post meta created in the database. I am getting an array having ...
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get categories the post was in and just been removed from

I have a function hooked to the save_post hook. this function is mostly concerned with the categories that the post is in. My function does the following: function post_save_hook($post_id){ $...
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Saving metadata of related post on save_post

here is the scenario: Custom Post Type "shows" Custom Post Type "reviews" Reviews are "child" of shows so that every review has a custom field with the ID of the parent "show". Since a review has ...

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