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 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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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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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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save_post action not firing when save

Below is my code that will take the post_id and randomly get 3 posts from the same category and store them as custom field. The code is clearly working, because when I click "New Post", I see the ...
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About WP's save_post action

Quick question, in API's some times save_post is used(most of the time actually). Is save_post the equivalent of the query action INSERT INTO whereas save_post saves metadata and forces Wordpress to ...
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Disable a function from executing in post.php

I have a function that seems to execute on saving a post (post.php) and I would to disable it from executing then. I don't know how to specify that? I could check if is_admin, but that would disable ...
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Function that get ACF fields value before saving

Rewrited question: There is a similar question HERE but I don't know how to combine it with my code. I have a function that relay on acf checkbox field. It is working fine but I have to update the ...
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Insert/Update DB table when making new post or update older one

I was wondering how can I insert a DB row (not related to WordPress tables) only when I update or add a new post. Right now I have this... add_action( 'save_post', 'insertIntoDBatPost'); function ...
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save post running twice and creating two database entries - how do I disable this?

I am developing a job tracking database for my utility engineering company and am having an issue when running a save hook. I have a task_types db table that tasks are created off of and using a ...
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Prevent Page/Post From Being Created based on Pages/Posts per User per Time Unit

I'm working on new project and I want to let users have access to create pages on the site. To prevent users from "spamming" a lot of pages, I'd like to set a daily upload limit for each user. I've ...
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How to debug | Some times the “Save Draft” button seems to spin but does not actually save

I am using wordpress 3.5.1 and lately there seems to be a recurring problem with the save draft function where it seems like the draft was saved (i.e the wheel finishes spinning without an error ...
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Problem with executing a function on saving a post

Here is my basic plugin code. I am just starting from scratch. I will explain the functionality. It is simple, While my plugin is active it will add a new meta box in add new post page just below the ...
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added a meta box to post however when saving menu while debug on throws a warning

I've added several meta boxes to post and the function that suppose to save those boxes. When i save menus ( appearance -> menu). it throws a warning for each added menu or sub menu Notice: Undefined ...
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does acf_save_post cause endless loop?

I am using Advanced custom fields acf_save_post hook in one of my functions. In that function I use the add_post_meta function. Does this call acf_save_post again and cause an endless loop? http://...
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Metaboxes not saving data

I'm rebuilding a metabox for a plugin and it now won't save the data I enter. The HTML is almost exactly the same as before, but the save_meta function just don't work. I've read through quite a few ...
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Using set_post_thumbnail inside save_post action gets overwritten

I've added my own function to save_post as follows: add_action( 'save_post', 'save_recipe' ); function save_recipe( $post_id ) { // ... set $thumb_id from custom code ... set_post_thumbnail(...
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How to extend the page editor?

I'm really a newbie to WordPress. I can edit the page via admin Page menu. There is a form submitted on that page. How can I write my own functions to handle this form submission? In other words, how ...
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Out of Memory - Line 791 of WP-DB.php (mysql_real_escape_string)

Update The end result is that I did not account for Apache memory limits. There were limits placed on the Apache process which caused PHP to be limited regardless of the settings placed on it. ...
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My custom title gets duplicated at every save or post update

I have a problem, my custom title keeps getting added at every time I save the post.. First I created a Custom Post Type called 'imac' plus a front-end form for posting in this Post Type, only before ...
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Save post to category with gravity forms (post_data) [closed]

I'm trying to save my posts, generated with gravity forms, to a specific category. However whatever I try, it's not working. The post must be saved to sepecific category, dependent from a gravity ...
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Auto save title as custom meta field value

I create a custom post type where I removed the "Title", instead I want to use one of my custom meta value to become the title. This is just to make sure the title look good. Know that the post ...
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Save meta data with post, Without using any plugin [closed]

I have a post type in which I need to save price with each item. Please, suggest how can I create meta-field in my post type, without using any plugin?

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