Problem with wp_insert_post for custom content type (3 posts)

  1. Christiann
    Posted 6 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I set up a custom content type called "entries" which is working fine. Now I'm inserting posts with that content type using wp_insert_post() and am encountering a problem adding a category. These are hierarchical categories that I associated with the post type and can set in the admin area, but I try to associate them using PHP code, it doesn't work.

    Here is a code example:

    // Create post object
    		$new_entry = array();
    		$new_entry['post_title'] = esc_html($_POST['submit-title']);
    		$new_entry['post_content'] = wp_kses($_POST['submit-text'], $allowed_html);
    		$new_entry['post_status'] = 'publish';
    		$new_entry['post_type'] = 'entries';
    		$new_entry['post_author'] = $userID;
    		$new_entry['post_category'] = array(6,7); // this is the line that doesn't work
    		// Insert the post into the database
    		$entry_id = wp_insert_post( $new_entry );

    This all works and the custom post is inserted and shows up as expected, but it doesn't have any categories assigned to it. (Categories 6 and 7 are categories that are associated with the "entries" post type.)

    I also tried using wp_set_post_categories after I created the new post with wp_insert_post but that didn't work either. This is the code I used for that:

    wp_set_post_categories( $entry_id, array(6,7) );

    Does anyone have any thoughts on what I'm doing wrong or other approaches they recommend?


  2. Christiann
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I forgot to add that I'm using WordPress 3.0.1. Thanks.

  3. Christiann
    Posted 6 years ago #

    I have re-posted this in the "hacks" subforum because it looks like this was the wrong forum.

    Here's the new forum post.

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