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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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wp_insert_post extremely slow on big table, direct query very fast

My posts table is about 600K, and I don't consider this big at all. Anyway wp_insert_post is becoming very slow. I am trying to import a huge list of hotel information into Posts. The list is about ...
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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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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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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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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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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_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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Custom Post Type & Author not associating, user post count is 0, api doesn't return author in post objects

When Users create custom post types, the author field does not seem to be passed back to WP posts functions. As the title says, I'm creating a user account programatically, and having that user log-...
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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-...
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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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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 = ...