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Questions tagged [wp-insert-post]

This function inserts posts (and pages) into the database. It sanitizes variables, does some checks, fills in missing variables like date/time, etc. It takes an array as its argument and returns the post ID of the created post (or 0 if there is an error).

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How do I set a featured image (thumbnail) by image URL when using wp_insert_post()?

While looking through the function reference entry for wp_insert_post(), I noticed that there's no parameter in the array it requires which will allow me to set the 'Featured Image' for a post, ...
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Faster way to wp_insert_post & add_post_meta in bulk

I have a csv file that I want to insert that consists of ~1,500 rows and 97 columns. It takes about 2-3 hours to do a full import and I'd like to improve this if there is a way. Currently for each ...
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How to set featured image to custom post from outside programmatically

I am trying to fetch and insert images outside the wordpress environment to a custom post via PHP. How to move/upload that image to wordpress upload directory year date folder format just like ...
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Prevent duplicate posts in wp_insert_post using custom fields

My source links are something linke this : http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2305&conid=102950 http://sample.com/entertainment/default.aspx?tabid=2418&conid=104330 http://...
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Insert Post using Ajax

I'm using the following code to submit a form from a Wordpress page. <script type="text/javascript"> $j=jQuery.noConflict(); $j(document).ready(function(){ ...
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How to insert custom function into wp_insert_post

i'm trying to send push notification when the wordpress admin insert new post. I was looking for hours where to add my function and after a lot i found core function wp_insert_post inside wp-includes/...
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Attaching taxonomy data to post with wp_insert_post

I am trying to implement a front end posting system which shows taxonomy data in several dropdown select fields. Each of the dropdowns is named by using the "name" $arg in wp_dropdown_categories(). ...
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Create posts on user registration

How can I create let say 3 posts after the user finish the registration ? The ideal outcome would be to create 3 posts using the user as the author of the posts and with some pre-defined values. (...
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How I upload, save and set a featured image from my frontend?

I have a form on my site. This the user register one missing person. I created a custom post type missing person, custom taxonomies, and custom fields. All this input's save as well in wp. But I ...
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Is there a downside of using wp_defer_term_counting?

I have a WordPress database with over 2 million posts. Whenever I insert a new post I have to call wp_set_object_terms which takes over two seconds to execute. I came across this post that recommends ...
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What is “meta_input” parameter in wp_insert_post() used for?

I am inserting some post into wordpress using the function wp_insert_post(). I want to insert some custom fields on each post and reading the documentation I though the meta_info parameter was used ...
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When and Where to use wp_insert_post()

I'm building a function that creates a group of pages with a common parent ID. If I run wp_insert_post() on a parent ID twice, does the function create the pages twice while altering the slugs? Or am ...
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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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wp_insert_post incorrectly escapes HTML comments when they include tags

I'm working on writing a script to import data from a custom CMS into Wordpress. As part of this, I need to import the post content exactly, without modifying anything. However, some of the posts ...
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duplicate posts when trying to update a post using the wp_insert_post.

On an empty wordpress database, I insert one sample post using the wp_insert_post. Since it's an empty database, the first post I add ends up with id 1. And I check that in the wp_posts, everything ...
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XMLRPC Avoid duplicate content

I want to avoid duplicate post content via xmlrpc. So: if post exists nothing happens... . if does not exists data insertion occurs... . The method for checking would be post title or post ...
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Create new Wordpress post [wp_insert_post] based on results of a WP_Query

I have a a page where users can filter a list of custom post-type posts based on the "Ultimate WP Query Search Filter" plugin. Results are passed to a div on the page using AJAX from there users can ...
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Trying to save custom post type from frontend partially working

I've created the following custom post type (lugares means places) with a custom taxonomy of tacos and it works fine form the backend: /** * Custom post-type lugares **/ add_action('init', '...
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What is considered the post's creation date for wp_insert_post?

I have the following hook which sets a default "hotness" for a post. For context, hotness is a meta_value saved to the post, and changes every time someone upvotes or downvotes the post. I use this ...
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wp_insert_post creates multiple pages

I have a function in functions.php which automatically generates a page. It doesn't check to see if there is already a page with the same title at the moment. The function is started with: ...
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wp_insert_post does not write my post_name

i tried to generate a page via wp_insert_post. That works fine except that the post_name is always written with the same value as the post_title. Here comes the code snippet: // Create homesite if ...
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Cropping an image before inserting into a post

I've got a frontend post form, and I've been using this PHP code to allow uploading an image and to insert it into a post. // image upload and attatching to post if ( ! empty( $_FILES ) &&...
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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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wp_insert_post custom taxonomy

I have a custom post type books and a custom taxonomy books-categories. wp_insert_post() and it works. How can i add a second taxonomy called location? This code doeasn't save my custom taxonomy ...
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wp_insert_post works, but the post isn't visible in the admin post list or front end

I am trying to create a page on a site during plugin activation. The code is working without error and the function call returns a post ID, but when i check the list of pages in the admin area there ...
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Assign category to front end post

How can a category be assigned to a new front-end post submission? Posting works, Category is not assigned. Would like to be able to add more than one, if possible. Both are CPT and custom taxonomies. ...
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Is there a way to fire other functions from wp_insert_post

I am creating a new post using the wp_insert_post function. Here's what that code looks like: $new_post = array( 'post_title' => $newtitle, 'post_status' => 'publish', ...
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How can I programmatically save data into custom fields that contain serialized data?

I purchased a theme from themeforest recently that has a custom post type. Here is a link to a page that's been created with the custom post type: http://bluepresley.com/farmerfinder/?dir-item=dance-...