Passing Custom Taxonomy Multiselector values to tax_input args of wp_insert_post

  • Participant
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    Lefteris on #47867

    Hello all 🙂

    I am using 2 Custom Taxonomy Multiselector xprofile fields to pass the values (selected categories and selected tags) from a CPT into a new post with the use of wp_insert_post.

    I have 2 taxonomies event_tag and event_category from the CPT.

    $post_cat_data = (array) xprofile_get_field_data( ‘EVENT CATEGORIES’ ,$user_id );
    $post_tag_data = (array) xprofile_get_field_data( ‘EVENT TAGS’ ,$user_id );

    $args = array(
    //more args…
    ‘post_type’ => ‘event’,
    ‘tax_input’ => array(
    ‘event_category’ => $post_cat_data,
    ‘event_tag’ => $post_tag_data,

    $ID = wp_insert_post( $args );


    $post_tag_data are passing correct to tax_input but $post_cat_data are not.
    I have tried also $post_cat_data = xprofile_get_field_data( 'EVENT CATEGORIES' ,$user_id, 'array' ); but it didn’t work. Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    Posts: 71
    Lefteris on #47868

    The results that i am getting from the the 2 fields with var_dump are:


    <pre>array(2) {
      string(164) "<ul class="bpxcftr-multi-taxonomy-terms-list"><li><a href="">Walk</a></li></ul>"
      string(152) "<ul class="bpxcftr-multi-taxonomy-terms-list"><li><a href="">Dance</a></li></ul>"

    for EVENT TAGS

    <pre>array(3) {
      string(128) "<ul class="bpxcftr-multi-taxonomy-terms-list"><li><a href="">Speak</a></li></ul>"
      string(144) "<ul class="bpxcftr-multi-taxonomy-terms-list"><li><a href="">Read</a></li></ul>"
      string(128) "<ul class="bpxcftr-multi-taxonomy-terms-list"><li><a href="">Think</a></li></ul>"

    So the results looks the same.

  • Keymaster
    (BuddyDev Team)
    Posts: 24257
    Brajesh Singh on #47877

    You are accessing the formatted value for display.

    Please use the raw value using

    $values = maybe_unserialize( BP_XProfile_ProfileData::get_value_byid( $field_id, $user_id ) );


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