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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How to update custom fields using the wp_insert_post() function?

The WordPress function is used for submitting data programatically. Standard fields to submit to incude the content, excerpt, title, date and many more. What there is no documentation for is how to ...
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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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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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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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wordpress sanitize array?

I have a custom post form that sends data to a page which uses wp_insert_post to create a post. I can easily sanitize most data, but I have some troubles with my tags, I retrieve in an array: $tags = ...
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How to set post slug when using wp_insert_post();?

My theme uses a custom template to render some contents. To use this template, I'm hooking into after_switch_theme to create my own page after the theme is activated, and then assign this template to ...
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Proper formatting of post_date for wp_insert_post?

What is the proper way to define the post date when submitting a post from the front end using wp_insert_post (Trac)? My snippet now is publishing with the mysql time... if (isset ($_POST['date'])) {...
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Check if Post Title exists, Insert post if doesn't, Add Incremental # to Meta if does

I already have a function where a user submits a form and creates a custom post... <?php $postTitle = $_POST['post_title']; $submit = $_POST['submit']; if(isset($submit)){ global $user_ID; ...
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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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wp_insert_post add meta_input

In the documentation of wp_insert_post there is a changelog on half of the page which says the following: Since: WordPress 4.4.0 A 'meta_input' array can now be passed to $postarr to add post ...
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tax_input not working wp_insert_post

I am using wp_insert_post and all the fields are working except tax_input is working. Is there something wrong with my code? $customtax = array( 'product_link' => $link, 'product_price' => $...
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Define page template in wp_insert_post

How can I set which page template this page, created using wp_insert_post, uses? I want it to use template-blog.php This is my current function; add_action( 'admin_init', 'mytheme_admin_init' ); ...
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wp set object terms vs wp set post terms

Examining the following sample code snippet from the WP codex, $post = array( 'ID' => [ <post id> ] //Are you updating an existing post? 'post_author' => [ <user ID> ] //The ...
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Using wp_insert_post() with Networking enabled

I'm working on a script that will drop articles directly into the wordpress database, using wp_insert_posts(). However, I have networking enabled and the wp_insert_post() reference page has no ...
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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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Why is there both a save_post and wp_insert_post action?

I just realised that in wp-includes/post.php (source), at the end of wp_insert_post(), both the save_post and wp_insert_post actions are called one after the other, with the exact same parameters: ...
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See error message from wp_insert_post function?

I'm using wp_insert_post function to insert a new post: $result = wp_insert_post(array("post_title"=>"test1"), true); When I echo the result of the function, I get the number 335. How can I see ...
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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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Adding post thumbnail in programatically inserted post

I want to insert post programatically so here is the code to add one: global $user_ID; $new_post = array( 'post_title' => 'My New Post', 'post_content' => 'Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet...'...
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can't edit post_modified in wp_insert_post (bug?)

It smelss like a bug but adding the post_modified in wp_insert_post isn't working: $wp_test = array( 'post_title' => 'test', 'post_content' => 'test', 'post_status' =>...
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WP insert post and custom taxonomy

I have create a custom post type in my WordPress attached with a custom taxonomy. The post collect date from the from end of the web site by using wp_insert_post(). This is my Custom post ...
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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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Get post ID from wp_insert_post()

$new_post = array( 'post_title' => $title, 'post_content' => $description, 'post_category' => array($...
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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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Issue with wp_insert_post and post_content field error Could not update post in the database

I'm having issues creating an import / caching script to be used within a WordPress site. This feed comes from a single text file that is then parsed and returned as an array. When running through ...
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Running WP Cron on specific local time

The scenario is to run insert_post function every midnight (00:00) of local time. Must run daily on weekday. function add_daily_task(){ if((date('l', time()) != 'Saturday') || (date('l', time()) !...
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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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advanced custom fields update_field for field type: Taxonomy

I need to insert a post via wp_insert_post and then add relevant post_meta - however, the WP admin has been customized with the excellent ACF. I know I can add_post_meta in this way: add_post_meta( $...
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Can we have a post without a slug?

When I insert a post I've found that there is a slow call to wp_unique_post_slug from within insert_post (In the database I'm using to test there is 155,000 posts - live would have considerably more). ...
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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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Insert new term during new post creation

i am currently working on a snippet to insert a new post dynamically (it's a custom post type). During this new post creation i need to insert terms in custom taxonomies associated to the custom post ...
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How do I programmatically add items of content to a custom post type?

I have a custom post type to which I'd like to programmatically import data. I have followed these instructions and these, and I can easily do it for WP typical pages and posts. However, my custom ...
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Does wp_insert_post validate the input?

If I use the wp_insert_post in a plugin, will I have to check the content for SQL injection problems and XSS or will the wp_insert_post function do this for me?
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Prevent empty Post Title on form submit via front end post (wp_insert_post_)

I am creating a post from the front end using (shortened for brevity); if (empty($_POST['my_title'])){ echo 'error: please insert a title'; } else { $title = $_POST['my_title']; } $...
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wp_set_object_terms() Fails to Set Terms

Okay guys, here's the scenario. I'm am trying to setup a function that will automatically duplicate a post (when published) over to another post type. So, a regular blog post is published, and when ...
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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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PHP/Manual use of images? - 2 Questions

I've made a quick PHP script/page that uses the wp_insert_post() function to insert a post directly. And this works great. The post I am manually adding has an image in it, so I firstly manually/...
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Not Able to Insert Taxonomy Term Using wp_insert_post()

I have a Custom Post Type called eyeglasses and Custom Taxonomy called models. I also created two terms for taxonomy called M156 and M120. Now I am trying to upload two post for test through ...
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Create posts without login from frontend

I am new to WordPress development ,I am using wp_insert_post() to create posts from front end, This function works fine when I have already logged in but I need to implement this without any login . ...
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Slash is being stripped in my post_name when using wp_insert_post

I want a permalink with slashes : e.g. http://mysite.com/keyword1/keyword2/mypage.html I have put it in the param "post_name" in wp_insert_post but the slashes are stripped, so the result is http://...
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How to allow data:image attribute in src tag during post insert?

I'm inserting a post using wp_post_insert(). And my post's content looks like this: <img src="data:image/png;base64, iVBORw0KGgoAAAANSUhEUgAAAN4AAAB6CA { ... } but on the insert process, ...
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tax_input argument for wp_insert_post()

I'm trying to insert custom taxonomies using wp_insert_post() and the tax_input argument, but it doesn't work. I want to set a post to a custom taxonomy ('types') and a category ('cars') $new_post = ...
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Endless loop with wp_insert_post and wp_update_post

I have an array $unqiues which contains URL's, I loop over the array with the code below to get the URL titles, insert a new post, update the post meta. Then I change the the posts title and name to ...
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How do I pass an array as an argument to a WP-CLI command?

I want to use WP-CLI to create some new posts with custom taxonomy terms assigned. The challenge is that wp_insert_post's tax_input argument only accepts arrays, which I would have to specify on the ...
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How can I stop wp_update_post messing up HTML example code?

I'm showing little pieces of example HTML/PHP code on the frontend (with syntax highlighting). The entries are displayed as FAQ custom posts, and have a plugin (CMS Tree page) to alter the menu order, ...
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Posts added with wp_insert_post are moved to trash automatically

I've got a script that loops through some data and automatically creates some posts. foreach($data['title'] as $title) { $my_post = array( 'post_title' => $title, 'post_content' =>...
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How to prevent duplicate slugs for wp_insert_post?

I have a function that creates a page when I create a post (so as to construct parent-child relationship trees). I'm using the $title of the post to create the page and this also creates a duplicate ...
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wp_insert_post breaks rewrite rules

I'm using wp_insert_post to programmatically add content to a site. This works fine with posts, categories and tags, but not with pages. When I attempt to add a page (i.e. post with post_type=page), ...

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