## wp_update_post() doesn’t update post_status?

Question

I’m using this bit to insert/update a custom post type from the front-end. The date is set from a custom jquery datepicker.

    if (strtotime($date) < strtotime('tomorrow')) {$newpostdata['post_status'] = 'publish';
} elseif (strtotime($date) > strtotime('today')) {$newpostdata['post_status'] = 'future';
$newpostdata['post_date'] = date('Y-m-d H:i:s', strtotime($date));
}

if ('insert' == $operation) {$err = wp_insert_post($newpostdata, true); } elseif ('edit' ==$operation) {
$newpostdata['ID'] =$post_id;
$err = wp_update_post($newpostdata);
}


This works when first publishing the post, setting it correctly as publish or future, with the correct date.

This doesn’t work when editing the same post, neither from publish to future nor the other way around. Everything else is properly updated, except for the post status/future_date.

UPDATE Oct. 9th
I’m starting to think this might be a bug, so i started a conversation at the wp-hackers mailing list, about this. There’s some fresh install test results on the link.

OTHER FAILED ATTEMPTS:

i’ve tried leaving post_status decisions to wp_insert_post() using:

elseif ('edit' == $operation) {$newpostdata['post_status'] = '';
$newpostdata['ID'] =$post_id;
$err = wp_update_post($newpostdata);
}


And this sets the post status to draft while maintaning the requested dates.

I’ve also tried calling wp_transition_post_status() again (it’s called once inside wp_insert_post()):

elseif ('edit' == $operation) {$newpostdata['ID'] = $post_id;$err = wp_update_post($newpostdata); wp_transition_post_status($old_status, $status,$post_id);
}


but that also didn’t seem to work.

I’m running out of ideas here. Any clues?

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10 years 2012-10-07T19:50:23-05:00 0 Answers 79 views 0