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add_post_meta( int $post_id, string $meta_key, mixed $meta_value, bool $unique = false )

Adds a meta field to the given post.

Description

Post meta data is called "Custom Fields" on the Administration Screen.

Parameters

$post_id

(int) (Required) Post ID.

$meta_key

(string) (Required) Metadata name.

$meta_value

(mixed) (Required) Metadata value. Must be serializable if non-scalar.

$unique

(bool) (Optional) Whether the same key should not be added.

Default value: false

Return

(int|false) Meta ID on success, false on failure.

Source

File: wp-includes/post.php

function add_post_meta( $post_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $unique = false ) {
	// Make sure meta is added to the post, not a revision.
	$the_post = wp_is_post_revision( $post_id );
	if ( $the_post ) {
		$post_id = $the_post;
	}

	return add_metadata( 'post', $post_id, $meta_key, $meta_value, $unique );
}

Changelog

Version Description
1.5.0 Introduced.

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Licensed under the GNU GPLv2+ License.
https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/add_post_meta