wp_xmlrpc_server::wp_newPost( array $args ): int|IXR_Error

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Creates a new post for any registered post type.


Method arguments. Note: top-level arguments must be ordered as documented.
  • int
    Blog ID (unused).
  • 1 string
  • 2 string
  • 3 array
    Content struct for adding a new post. See wp_insert_post() for information on additional post fields
    • post_type string
      Post type. Default 'post'.
    • post_status string
      Post status. Default 'draft'
    • post_title string
      Post title.
    • post_author int
      Post author ID.
    • post_excerpt string
      Post excerpt.
    • post_content string
      Post content.
    • post_date_gmt string
      Post date in GMT.
    • post_date string
      Post date.
    • post_password string
      Post password (20-character limit).
    • comment_status string
      Post comment enabled status. Accepts 'open' or 'closed'.
    • ping_status string
      Post ping status. Accepts 'open' or 'closed'.
    • sticky bool
      Whether the post should be sticky. Automatically false if $post_status is 'private'.
    • post_thumbnail int
      ID of an image to use as the post thumbnail/featured image.
    • custom_fields array
      Array of meta key/value pairs to add to the post.
    • terms array
      Associative array with taxonomy names as keys and arrays of term IDs as values.
    • terms_names array
      Associative array with taxonomy names as keys and arrays of term names as values.
    • enclosure array
      Array of feed enclosure data to add to post meta.
      • url string
        URL for the feed enclosure.
      • length int
        Size in bytes of the enclosure.
      • type string
        Mime-type for the enclosure.


int|IXR_Error Post ID on success, IXR_Error instance otherwise.


public function wp_newPost( $args ) {
	if ( ! $this->minimum_args( $args, 4 ) ) {
		return $this->error;

	$this->escape( $args );

	$username       = $args[1];
	$password       = $args[2];
	$content_struct = $args[3];

	$user = $this->login( $username, $password );
	if ( ! $user ) {
		return $this->error;

	// Convert the date field back to IXR form.
	if ( isset( $content_struct['post_date'] ) && ! ( $content_struct['post_date'] instanceof IXR_Date ) ) {
		$content_struct['post_date'] = $this->_convert_date( $content_struct['post_date'] );

	 * Ignore the existing GMT date if it is empty or a non-GMT date was supplied in $content_struct,
	 * since _insert_post() will ignore the non-GMT date if the GMT date is set.
	if ( isset( $content_struct['post_date_gmt'] ) && ! ( $content_struct['post_date_gmt'] instanceof IXR_Date ) ) {
		if ( '0000-00-00 00:00:00' === $content_struct['post_date_gmt'] || isset( $content_struct['post_date'] ) ) {
			unset( $content_struct['post_date_gmt'] );
		} else {
			$content_struct['post_date_gmt'] = $this->_convert_date( $content_struct['post_date_gmt'] );

	/** This action is documented in wp-includes/class-wp-xmlrpc-server.php */
	do_action( 'xmlrpc_call', 'wp.newPost', $args, $this );

	unset( $content_struct['ID'] );

	return $this->_insert_post( $user, $content_struct );


do_action( ‘xmlrpc_call’, string $name, array|string $args, wp_xmlrpc_server $server )

Fires after the XML-RPC user has been authenticated but before the rest of the method logic begins.



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