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  1. np073189
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have a form that passes field values to jQuery, which validates the fields and creates the variables being sent in data: {} in the snippet below.

    $.ajax({
            type: "POST",
            url: "<?php bloginfo('stylesheet_directory'); ?>/process.php",
            dataType: "json",
            data: {
                "title":title,
                "goals":goals,
                "progress":progress,
                "categories":categories,
                "tags":tags,
                "video":video,
                "audio":audio,
            },
            success: function() {
                //get permalink for post from php and go to it
            }
        });
    
    process.php is not receiving any data, or it's not posting the data. I'm not sure why. Here is process.php
    
        <?php
    
            $user_submitted_title = sanitize_text_field($_POST['user_submitted_title']);
            $user_submitted_progress = $_POST['user_submitted_progress'];
            $user_submitted_goals = $_POST['user_submitted_goals'];
            $user_submitted_categories = $_POST['user_submitted_categories'];
            $user_submitted_tags = sanitize_text_field($_POST['user_submitted_tags']);
            $user_submitted_video = sanitize_text_field($_POST['user_submitted_video']);
            $user_submitted_audio = sanitize_text_field($_POST['user_submitted_audio']);
    
            $user_post = array(
                'comment_status' => 'open',
                'post_author'    => $user_ID,
                'post_category'  => array($user_submitted_categories),
                'post_content'   => '<h2>Project Progress</h2>' . $user_submitted_progress . '<h2>Project Goals</h2>' . $user_submitted_goals,
                'post_status'    => 'publish',
                'post_title'     => $user_submitted_title,
                'post_type'      => 'post',
                'tags_input'     => $user_submitted_tags
            );
    
            $user_post_id = wp_insert_post($user_post);
            add_post_meta($user_post_id, 'wpcf-video', $user_submitted_video);
            add_post_meta($user_post_id, 'wpcf-audio', $user_submitted_audio);
    
            $user_post_redirect = get_permalink($user_post_id);
    
        ?>

    I need to figure out why nothing posts when I use the form, and I need to figure out how to send $user_post_redirect back to jquery so I can redirect to it. Can someone please help?

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