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We’ve been doing a bit of troubleshooting. The problem seems to lie with a failed field GUID lookup, having provided a top-level field name.
save_postaction. This means that the database contains errant meta keys and values for myfield, _myfield, field_myfield and field_###########
wp_insert_post()does execute the
save_postaction, but again does not produce the final meta key/value associations required
wp_insert_post()and manually updating the post,
get_field_object()returns empty field definitions since the
$field_keyvariable contains the name of a field that does not have a corresponding meta value
acf/save_postmanually does not work as the function requires a populated
$_POSTvariable. Manually saving the post works, since the
$_POSTobject contains field GUIDs, then calls
$fieldis an empty field definition
It seems that we need a solid way to update fields that are attached to a programmatically-created post before the post ACF meta data has been initialized.
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