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Check for update vs new post on save_post action

Is it possible within the save_post action to determine whether it's a new post being created or an existing post being update?
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How to avoid infinite loop in save_post callback

I have been using this site alot for solving my problems, but this time I did not succeed in finding and answer for my problem. I get and infinite loop when using wp_update_post inside a function ...
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Programatically change post author

Given a user id, $user_id, and post id, $post_id, how can I programatically update a wordpress post author? Note: these posts are already created and the author cannot be set upon creation. Another ...
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Post/Page Publish/Update button not clickable once I make an edit

I open a page and make an edit and the update button becomes grayed out. I have to copy all page content, refresh the page and paste it back in the page, only then does the update button become ...
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Connection lost. Saving has been disabled… (Updating Posts/Pages)

I've been developing for Wordpress for a few years now without any trouble on an old XP/WAMP development server (v1.7.4) but recently have been getting the error "Connection lost. Saving has been ...
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wp_update_post() example… how to update the_content in a textarea?

I am using the below function to update the post meta from the front end. How can I add add best a textarea that updates the_content() using wp_update_post()? if ( isset( $_POST['albums'] ) &&...
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wp_update_post() doesn't update post_status?

I'm using this bit to insert/update a custom post type from the front-end. The date is set from a custom jquery datepicker. if (strtotime($date) < strtotime('tomorrow')) { $...
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What are the limitations of wp_update_post()?

I have two fields in wp_posts table that wp_update_post() seems to be unable to change. I'm trying to use the following code: $echo $group_access; $echo $tag_list; $my_post = array( 'ID' ...
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Which action hook can I use when a featured image has been selected

I have made a plugin for wordpress which copies the image to another directory when a post has been edit. But if you only upload another featured image and don't save the post. The image has been ...
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Custom function to rearrange attachments when creating posts – Almost there

I'm having some trouble with a custom thing I'm doing. I've implented a custom image uploader into a metabox in a custom post type. Now I'm trying to work out a way that will let me reorder the ...
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Keeping post_date same as the pending post_date on privately publishing the post

I'm saving my CPT in private status. So the transition would be from pending to private. Thing is, when the post was first submitted and is pending there's a date of that submission on the post_date ...
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wordpress function to change post status [duplicate]

I'm running the YouTube Video Fetcher plugin at . It fetches videos using the youtube api and displays them on your website. Within the plugin script, there is the following sequence: if (empty($...
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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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Scheduling posts to update once per day with wp_cron

I have a function that hooks into save_post that changes the value of a custom taxonomy term based on today's date. That's working fine. When I update a post, the taxonomy term is updated correctly. ...
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Automatically fill custom field value on post publish/update

I've searched around a bit, and I'm having trouble finding an answer to this question. What I'm trying to do is automatically fill a custom field when a post (custom post type) is updated or ...
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Fill post titles from post content?

I imported over 1000 posts from a Tumblr gallery. All the posts are untitled, but each has a photo and name inside of the post. How do I make take the content of each post and make it the post name?
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Update post date on every new comment?

I would like to update a post on every new comment, so that the Last Modified Date is always up to date on the sitemap. How can i do this? Thanks.
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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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wp_update_post does not update post_name

I have a post with id=1, post_title = 'Some post title' and slug(post_name)='some-post-title. I want to update its title and slug. $update_args = array( 'ID' => '1', 'post_title' => '...
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Unable to modify(update) posts - Page not found

For couple of days I am experiencing issues with modifying some of my posts. When I try to modify the content of post, I get 404 error, redirecting me that page is not found. Doing Google research, ...
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How to batch update post content with custom post meta value

I have a custom meta box, using WPAlchemy, in which I am looking to get rid of. However, I would like to get all posts that have a specific custom meta value set, and insert it into the begininning of ...
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How to check if wp_update_post was successful

I want to update a post using wp_update_post( $my_post ); How can I check if it was successful? Should it return the post ID on successful update? I'm trying this: $post_id = wp_update_post( $...
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Automatically insert php function into post $the_content

I am trying to have 2 php functions automatically inserted in every post for my CPT. The problem I am having is that even though I've found a way to add text, Im not sure how to add the php functions ...
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Can I edit the wp_post > post_content right before its inserted/updated?

I would need to apply some sort of encryption on whatever gets inserted in the wp_post > post_content, so I was wondering if there is a way, either modifying the core (rather not), or using some ...
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Updating a post without escaping ampersands?

I've found that wp_update_post() escapes all ampersands provided in the post's post_content. I'm trying to update a post without converting ampersands to &amp;. (I need to add plaintext URLs (...
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wp_update_post based function works on existing posts, but not new posts

I have a function that will update the title of the post based on an 'advanced custom field'. It works on existing posts, but not when I create a new post. When I try and save the post and check 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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Updating post title using wp_update_post

I am creating a custom post type for a people page for a client website that has meta fields for both first and last name, but I would also like to update the title for the custom posts to be a ...
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Problem with wp_update_post

I'm trying to write a plugin that creates a page if a box is checked (value 1) and if the post id doesn't already exist. If the post id does already exist, then I want to update the post with whatever ...
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How do I batch create revisions of all posts?

I cleaned up an old-site from pasted tags, manually created lists, etc, and I'd like to keep the old posts as "revisions", so we can easily "compare" with the old posts and retrieve/revert the ...
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What's the proper way to use a custom table? [closed]

I manually added a table to my wordpress database using sql using CREATE TABLE. I want to add functions for adding, modifying, and removing the data from this table just like with wp_update_user(). ...
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Wp_update_post: Infinite loop even with remove_action solution, OOP

I have a quite complex PHP class, reponsible for creating and printing meta_boxes, generating and saving meta fields, ... Each meta_box (object of class) has its own save function, that updates meta ...
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How to generate slugs?

I have the following situation. I accidentally updated post_name column in wp_posts tables for all rows. Now I need to update those back somehow. I have researched that WP uses this function to ...
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How to disable saving/changing update date for certain admin users?

I have an admin user who is only for correcting the spelling errors and grammar stuff, however, when he corrects some post that is several hours or days old and just changes "People are gready" to "...
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Adding action to save_post, post needs to be saved twice for function to work

I have written the following function which copies all post terms from the "tribe_events_cat" taxonomy to the "categoria" taxonomy when the post is saved. There is a bug where in order for the terms ...
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Change the post date from a meta box

I'm having a problem with updating the post_date in a custom function I've written. I'm trying to change the "post_date" to my custom "meta_date" value. Here is the function: function ...
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How Can I Set the Post Author of a Post I Just Created With PHP?

I'm using PHP to dynamically create a custom post, and I need the author to be someone other than the logged in user. I found this https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5759359/wordpress-manually-set-...
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“Internal Server Error” with wp_update_post

I am coding a plugin for one of my sites which will toggle two pages statuses when a button is pressed. So when the ON button is pressed it will turn one page to draft while publishing the other, and ...
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Change sticky status of posts from phpMyAdmin

I have many sticky posts in my database. Is there any SQL function which I could use from phpMyAdmin to change (remove) sticky status of posts, if post is sticky to change it to not sicky.
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How to show Published date and/or Modified date

My code is based on the underscores reference theme. I have a posted_on function as follows: function example_posted_on() { $time_string = '<time class="entry-date published updated" ...
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Error in WP_update_post

i make php file outside from wordpress folder to edit wordpress post and i get error when i use this code. wp_update_post <?php include '/go1/wp-includes/post.php';?> <?php // Update post ...
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Display success message after wp_update_post

I want to display a success message on updating a form from front-end using wp_update_post at the top of the form. I use below on edit page $post_id = wp_update_post($edit_post); and defined ...
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wp_update_post using post_name

Can I update posts using the post_name (slug) instead of the ID, as I don't have a list of the ID's, but I do have the list of the slugs and the corresponding changes for each one?
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Function to change post status IF current user and post author are the same

I'm looking to force a post to revert to draft if it is published by the author. Here's the function I've wrote so far: function check_user_publish () { $user_id = get_current_user_id(); $author_id =...
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Insert and then update post_type by wp_update_post

I wrote a function to insert content in the page and every date update automatic . I used wp_update_post( $my_post ); to update page . I want first insert content in top specific page and then ...
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wp_insert_post_data filter hook identify current action

I have this function to set the title of a wordpress post which works properly for saving / updating posts. The major issue is that the function stops posts being deleted (it removes the title but the ...
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Update post title with category name after editing a category

I have this relationshop between some categories and posts where the name of the category is also the name of the post. When I add a new category, a post that has the same title as the category is ...
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Posts are duplicating on wp_post_update

I have stucked in writing a simple function that on certain page update refresh all posts in a custom post type. Here is my code (based on this): add_action('save_post', 'bulk_refresh'); function ...
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custom post scheduler for drafts

I have a lot of posts everyday to publish. Now, I am thinking to schedule all those posts which I saved them as drafts. So, I tried to make a custom post scheduler. Here is what I tried, $time = ...
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If modified on same day, show only time

I have a date on each post and comment which shows the date of placement. If I edit it, it shows me the date of the post and the modified date. That's fine, but now, I want to show only the post date ...