[wp-hackers] Handling Custom Meta Boxes
dylankkuhn at gmail.com
Thu Dec 24 19:53:28 UTC 2009
> I'm curious how most plugin developers handle saving settings from custom
> post meta_boxes. I've always handled this by adding an action to save the
> result on 'save_post' and only updating if DOING_AUTOSAVE wasn't defined.
> The problem with doing this, is that the save_post action is also called
> when a scheduled item is moved to published. If this happens, the posted
> values from the meta_box isn't available and I can't alway use isset since
> that means I can never use checkboxes for input.
I find it helpful sometimes to have an input of type="hidden", which
allows me to use isset() to determine if data from my meta box is
included in the posted data.
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