plugin development – Call API on post save/update and show the result in admin area


After updating/saving a post, I want to call an API and show the response message in the post editor. I tried many things, searched countless websites, and found nothing that works.

This is a simple version of my code, inside a custom plugin (nothing special; just a single PHP file):

function revalidate_post($post_id) {
    file_get_contents("" . $post_id);

    // show a message in post editor, and say if operation was successful or not:
    // show_message()

add_action("save_post", "revalidate_post", 20, 1);

Can somebody please explain how can I do this, step-by-step? The JSON response and things are not my question; I’m stuck in the show_message() thing.

Some similar questions say that WordPress redirects to another page when the post is published/updated, and thus their solution is to save some value in cookies or URL params, and use that to show a message after the redirection is complete. However, in WordPress 6 and the Block Editor, I don’t see that redirection. Only a simple snackbar (toast notification) appears on the bottom left that says “Post updated/published”.

Shahriar 1 month 2022-12-22T11:53:37-05:00 0 Answers 0 views 0

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