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Pre-populate a new post from recent post objects

  • /*
    * Function will copy the data from a selected post object to a new post
    function copy_post_object ($post, $post_id)
        // bail early if no ACF data
        if( empty($_POST['acf']) ) {
    	$curr_post = get_post();
    	$post_id = $curr_post->ID;
    	$my_post = array();
    	$my_post['ID'] = $post_id;
    	$po_id = get_post_meta($post_id, 'class', true);
    	if($po_id !== NULL) /*Post_object to link to exists (User selected a post_object to copy*/
    		$po_instructor = get_post_meta($po_id,'instructor',true);
    		$po_class = get_post_meta($po_id,'class',true);
    		$po_provider = get_the_category($po_id);
    		$my_post['post_title'] = get_the_title($po_class);
    		update_post_meta($post_id, 'instructor', $po_instructor);
    		wp_set_post_categories($post_id, $po_provider[0]);
    add_action('acf/save_post', 'copy_post_object', 10);

    I’m trying to allow the user to pre populate the title (class name) , provider(category) and instructor which is a ACF (text area). Has anyone had any experience. The pre population is done through a post object of all the post titles. This is specifically that the user does not have to fill in a title and can select a past post object fill in who the instructor was and write their review and be done.

    EDIT: I’ve been following this but this is more for updating than pre populating on a new post

  • Have you thought about using a plugin that allows posts to be duplicated, like

    If you want to do it yourself you’ll also need to insert the field key for the ACF fields, for an explanation of these fields take a look at this page

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