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  • Hi Andy,

    Sorry I’ve been involved in some personal stuff the past few days 🙂

    To be honest I’ve not used the acf_form in this sense before.
    What seems strange to me is that you’re setting post_title, post_content and post_category by using $_POST values but if you’re sending the user to this form with just a button there wont be any $_POST variables like this.

    The way I’d do it is to just have a taxonomy field on the posts which are mapping the post to the terms (categories) and then add it to the acf_form by setting it in the field_group. Then for the title and content you have built in parameters in acf_form to let users type into those.

    Something like:

    <?php acf_form(array(
    	'post_id'	=> 'new_post',
    	'new_post'	=> array(
    	   'post_type'	=> 'post',
    	   'post_status'=> 'publish'
       'field_groups'   => array(317, 123), // 317 is your existing field group and 123 is a madeup which contains the taxonomy field.
       'submit_value'       => 'Submit Post',
       'updated_message'    => 'Saved!'
    )); ?>

    You shouldn’t need to mess with $_POST parameters and filters.