Update post action

This action lets you update a post via the WordPress integration. Use it to automate you daily work ans save time and resources.

How to update a post

This section aims to help you getting started on how to update a post via WordPress. Simply select one of your prefered automation manuals down below and start automating your WordPress website in no time.

"Update post" arguments

Our so-called arguments are values that you can use to customize your request. They allow you to send specific data to the Update post action which is then handled accordingly to the described purpose. You can use the arguments that you would like to send values for.
To learn more about it, please see the Setup Guide above.
post_id *

(int) The post id itself. This field is mandatory

post_author

(mixed) The ID or the email of the user who added the post. Default is the current user ID.

post_date

(string) The date of the post. Default is the current time.

post_date_gmt

(string) The date of the post in the GMT timezone. Default is the value of $post_date.

post_content

(string) The post content. Default empty.

post_content_filtered

(string) The filtered post content. Default empty.

post_title

(string) The post title. Default empty.

post_excerpt

(string) The post excerpt. Default empty.

post_status

(string) The post status. Default 'draft'.

post_type

(string) The post type. Default 'post'.

comment_status

(string) Whether the post can accept comments. Accepts 'open' or 'closed'. Default is the value of 'default_comment_status' option.

ping_status

(string) Whether the post can accept pings. Accepts 'open' or 'closed'. Default is the value of 'default_ping_status' option.

post_password

(string) The password to access the post. Default empty.

post_name

(string) The post name. Default is the sanitized post title when creating a new post.

to_ping

(string) Space or carriage return-separated list of URLs to ping. Default empty.

pinged

(string) Space or carriage return-separated list of URLs that have been pinged. Default empty.

post_modified

(string) The date when the post was last modified. Default is the current time.

post_modified_gmt

(string) The date when the post was last modified in the GMT timezone. Default is the current time.

post_parent

(int) Set this for the post it belongs to, if any. Default 0.

menu_order

(int) The order the post should be displayed in. Default 0.

post_mime_type

(string) The mime type of the post. Default empty.

guid

(string) Global Unique ID for referencing the post. Default empty.

post_category

(string) A comma separated list of category IDs. Defaults to value of the 'default_category' option. Example: cat_1,cat_2,cat_3. Please note that WordPress just accepts categories of the type "category" here.

tags_input

(string) A comma separated list of tag names, slugs, or IDs. Default empty. Please note that WordPress just accepts tags of the type "post_tag" here.

tax_input

(string) A simple or JSON formatted string containing existing taxonomy terms. Default empty.

meta_input

DEPRECATED! Please use manage_meta_data instead.

meta_update

Update (or add) meta keys/values.

manage_meta_data

In case you want to add more complex meta data, this field is for you. Check out some examples within our post meta blog post.

acf_meta_update

Update (or add) Advanced Custom Fields meta keys/values.

manage_acf_data

In case you want to add more complex Advanced Custom Fields data, this field is for you. Check out some examples within our post meta blog post.

wp_error

Whether to return a WP_Error on failure. Posible values: "yes" or "no". Default value: "no".

create_if_none

Wether you want to create the post if it does not exists or not. Set it to "yes" or "no" Default is "no".

do_action

Advanced: Register a custom action after the plugin fires this webhook.

wpwh_call_action

(String) Register a custom WordPress hook callback. The value will be called as followed: do_action( $yourdefinedaction, $action_return_data, $request_data )

Related blog posts

Make more out of the Update post action with our dedicated blog posts.

Connection examples

Get inspired on how to use the "Update post" action within our WordPress integrations. Down below you will find various examples with our other integrations.
When a free membership was cancelled via The Restrict Content Pro Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Restrict Content Pro, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a coupon was updated via The Woocommerce Logo for our integration WooCommerce, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a payments status was changed via The Easy Digital Downloads Logo for our integration Easy Digital Downloads, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a product was deleted via The Woocommerce Logo for our integration WooCommerce, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a response was added to a ticket via The Fluent Support Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Fluent Support, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a tag was added to a contact via The Groundhogg Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Groundhogg, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a new affiliate signed up via The AffiliateWP Logo for our WP Webhooks integration AffiliateWP, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When an ACF user field was updated via The Advanced Custom Fields Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Advanced Custom Fields, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a referral status changed via The AffiliateWP Logo for our WP Webhooks integration AffiliateWP, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a tag was removed via The WP Fusion Logo for our WP Webhooks integration WP Fusion, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When an ACF comment field was updated via The Advanced Custom Fields Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Advanced Custom Fields, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a KlickTipp outbound request was received via The KlickTipp Logo for our WP Webhooks integration KlickTipp, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a customer was updated via The Woocommerce Logo for our integration WooCommerce, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a donation is processed via The GiveWP Logo for our WP Webhooks integration GiveWP, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a booking was rejected via The Events Manager Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Events Manager, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a post was deleted via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a form was submitted via The Elementor Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Elementor, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a booking was cancelled via The Events Manager Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Events Manager, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a booking status was updated via The Amelia Logo for our WP Webhooks integration Amelia, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a quiz was completed via The LearnDash Logo for our WP Webhooks integration LearnDash, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.
When a customer was created via The Woocommerce Logo for our integration WooCommerce, update a post via The WordPress Logo for our integration WordPress.

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