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Add Custom Fields To A Post Using XML-RPC

  • I’m using the XML-RPC to add posts and I want to add custom fields to it the post.

    How do I do this?

    Here is the function I’m currently using

    function API_newPost($title,$body,$rpcurl,$username,$password,$categories=array(1)){
    	$categories = implode(",", $categories);
    	$XML = "$title".
    	"$categories".
    	$body;
    	$params = array('','',$username,$password,$XML,1);
    	$request = xmlrpc_encode_request('blogger.newPost',$params);
    	$ch = curl_init();
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $request);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $rpcurl);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 1);
    	curl_exec($ch);
    	curl_close($ch);
    }
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  • The blogger.newPost method doesn’t support custom fields, but the metaWeblog.newPost method does.

    I can’t work out how to do this. This is what I’ve tried but it doesn’t work. It adds the post but not the custom fields.

    function wpPostXMLRPC($title,$body,$rpcurl,$username,$password,$categories=array(1)){
    	$categories = implode(",", $categories);
    	$XML = "<title>$title</title>".
    	"<category>$categories</category>".
    	$body;
    	$cflds = array('name' => 'a name', 'url' => 'http://www.google.com');
    	$content = array('post_type' => 'post', 'title' => $title, 'description' => $body, 'custom_fields' => $cflds);
    	$params = array('',$username,$password,$content,$XML,1);
    	$request = xmlrpc_encode_request('metaWeblog.newPost',$params);
    	$ch = curl_init();
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_POSTFIELDS, $request);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_URL, $rpcurl);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_RETURNTRANSFER, 1);
    	curl_setopt($ch, CURLOPT_TIMEOUT, 1);
    	curl_exec($ch);
    	curl_close($ch);
    	echo '<pre>'.$request;
    }

    Custom fields are a set of key/value pairs that look like:

    "custom_fields" = (
            {key = city; value = Sacramento; },
            {key = city; value = Sandy; }
        )

    Try fetching post data with metaWeblog.getPost for a post that already has custom fields and you’ll see what they look like.

    That makes more sense but how would I put that in the function I have?

    array(
      array( 'key' => 'city', 'value' => 'Sacramento' ),
      array( 'key' => 'city', 'value' => 'Sandy' )
    )

    Thank you 🙂

    THANK YOU!

    Hi, I’m using this code to post using xmlrcp but it doesn’t seem to be parsing the cusom_fields.

    Any help would be much appreciated, thanks!

    <?php
    	include_once( 'wp-includes/class-IXR.php');
    
    	$method_name = "wp.newPage";
    
    	$rpc_url = "http://www.wheeloftimerp.net/xmlrpc.php";
    	$blog_id    = 1;
    	$username   = $_POST['reply_author'];
    	$password   = $_POST['reply_password'];
    	$publish    = true;    
    
     	$custom_fields = array(
     		"key"   => "Character",
     		"value" => $_POST['reply_character']
    		);
    
    	$post = array(
    	     "title"         => $_POST['reply_title'],
    	     "description"   => $_POST['reply_content'],
    		 "wp_page_parent_id" =>  $_POST['reply_parent'],
    		"custom_fields" => $custom_fields
    	);
    
    	$rpc = new IXR_Client( $rpc_url );
    	$status = $rpc->query(
    	     $method_name,
    	     $blog_id,
    	     $username,
    	     $password,
    	     $post,
    	     $publish
    	);
    
    	if( !$status ) {
    	     print "Error in RPC request\n";
    	     print_r( $rpc );
    	     exit;
    	}
    
    	print_r( $rpc->getResponse( ) );
    	print "\n";
    
    	?>

    The custom fields setup should look like this:

    "custom_fields" => array(
            array( "key" => "state", "value" => "Utah" ),

    has anyone been able to successfully call the NewPost method with Custom Fields? I am still having no luck.

    I am using a .Net Wrapper. I tried first as you all have suggested, with just key and value pairs. However, the Metablog Wrapper gives me an error that custom field ID cannot be null.

    So I tried giving it a random number as ID like so (code is in C# .Net). Now the Post gets inserted, but the custom fields are getting ignored ?!

    CustomField[] cf = new CustomField[1];
                    cf[0].id = "354325";  //random ID number
                    cf[0].key = "image_url";
                    cf[0].value = "http://somesite.com/someimage.jpg";

    See my example above, if all you are doing is inserting a new custom field entry you just need ‘key’ and ‘value’ since there is no ‘id’ yet. The ‘id’ field is only used when updating an existing value in some way.

    I am success to call the NewPost method with Custom Fields,the demo below:

    function post($result){
            include("xmlrpc.inc");
        	$GLOBALS['xmlrpc_internalencoding'] = 'UTF-8';
        	$c = new xmlrpc_client("xmlrpc.php","example.com", 80);
        	$content['title']="title";
        	$content['description']="content";
        	$content['mt_keywords']="tag1,tag2";
        	$content['wp_password']="";
        	$content['categories'] = array("label");
        	$content['custom_fields'] = array(
        	array( 'key' => 'city', 'value' => 'Sacramento' )
        	);
        	$x = new xmlrpcmsg("metaWeblog.newPost",
        	array(php_xmlrpc_encode("1"),
        	php_xmlrpc_encode("admin"),
        	php_xmlrpc_encode('841321'),
        	php_xmlrpc_encode($content),
        	php_xmlrpc_encode("1")));
    
        	$c->return_type = 'phpvals';
        	$r =$c->send($x);
        	if ($r->errno=="0")
        	echo "success,ID:".$r->val;
        	else {
        		echo "fail";;
        		print_r($r);
        	}
        }

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