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  • Ok, so I’m working on a WordPress plugin. When the plugin is activated I want it to scan through the current posts and look to see if they contain at least one of two meta_keys (custom fields). Let’s call them “key1” and “key2”.

    If it finds either of those meta_keys I want it to add (or update) a new meta_key and set it’s value to “1”. Let’s call it “master_key”.

    I’ve tried using the register_activation_hook and instaniating a loop but I can’t seem to get it to work. My knowledge of the loop and its inner workings is fairly limited. Can anyone take a look and see what could be fixed? Many thanks gang. Here’s the code I’m working with:

    function myplugin_activate(){
    	add_filter('posts_join', 'myplugin_activatefunc');
            remove_filter('posts_join', 'myplugin_activatefunc');
    function myplugin_activatefunc(){
    $pageposts = $wpdb->get_results("SELECT * FROM $wpdb->posts, $wpdb->postmeta
            WHERE $wpdb->posts.ID = $wpdb->postmeta.post_id", OBJECT);
          if ($pageposts): foreach ($pageposts as $post): $post_id = $post->ID;
              $key1 = get_post_meta($post_id, 'key1', $single = true);
              $key2 = get_post_meta($post_id, 'key2', $single = true); 
        if ((isset($key1)) && (!empty($key1))) {
           delete_post_meta($post_id, 'master_key');
           add_post_meta($post_id, 'master_key', '1');
        elseif ((isset($key2)) && (!empty($key2))) {
            delete_post_meta($post_id, 'master_key');
            add_post_meta($post_id, 'master_key', '1');
     register_activation_hook( __FILE__, 'mpm_activate' );
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