[wp-hackers] Setting custom taxonomy on the fly

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Sun Apr 17 17:41:02 UTC 2011

On Sun, Apr 17, 2011 at 11:49 AM, Dougal Campbell <dougal at gunters.org> wrote:
> So that leaves us with just a couple of other opportunities to act: the
> 'wp_insert_post_data' filter, and the 'wp_insert_post' action. With the
> filter, I can detect my sentinel string and strip it back out of the post,
> but I can't set the post_format, because we don't have a post_ID yet. But if
> we get all the way to the 'wp_insert_post' action, updating the post content
> to strip out the sentinel is a problem, because using wp_update_post() will
> in turn call wp_insert_post(), which is a recursive loop.

Why not just use both?

function strip_content($data) {
  global $my_format;
  // detect format in $data['post_content'] and modify it
  // set $my_format = detected-format;
  return $data;

function add_format($post_ID) {
  global $my_format;
  set_post_format($post_ID, $my_format);


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