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Populate editorial metadata fields when creating a new post
* A quick snippet to indicate how you might be able to populate Edit Flow editorial metadata fields when creating a new post
* Please keep in mind: I haven't tested this code, so it may need a bit of fixing before it actually works
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// ... All of your form processing to prepare the data for wp_insert_post()
$post_id = wp_insert_post( $my_new_post_array );
// Save some of the form data as editorial metadata if Edit Flow is active and the module is enabled
global $edit_flow;
if ( $post_id && is_object( $edit_flow ) && $edit_flow->helpers->module_enabled( 'editorial-metadata' ) ) {
// Save an email address submitted in the form to an editorial metadata term with slug 'email-address'
// First we sanitize the data, then we get the term, then we get the term's postmeta key, and then
// we save the data to our newly created post
$email_address = sanitize_email( $_POST['form-email-address'] );
$email_address_term = $edit_flow->editorial_metadata->get_editorial_metadata_term_by( 'slug', 'email-address' );
$email_address_key = $edit_flow->editorial_metadata->get_postmeta_key( $email_address_term );
update_post_meta( $post_id, $email_address_key, $email_address );
// If you want to save data for more editorial metadata terms, you'd basically want to
// repeat the code for each form field
// ... do whatever else you need to do after saving your editorial metadata term data.
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