WordPress – automatically creating page

Mar 13, 2012   //   by phpfreelancer.biz   //   Blog, Wordpress Plugin Tutorial  //  No Comments

How to automatically create wordpress page (for example when plugin is activated)?

Use wp_insert_post(),this function inserts posts (and pages) in the database. It sanitizes variables, does some checks, fills in missing variables like date/time, etc. It takes an object as its argument and returns the post ID of the created post (or 0 if there is an error). which can insert pages as well:

$post = array(
  'ID' => [ <post id> ] //Are you updating an existing post?
  'menu_order' => [ <order> ] //If new post is a page, sets the order should it appear in the tabs.
  'page_template' => [ <template file> ] //Sets the template for the page.
  'comment_status' => [ 'closed' | 'open' ] // 'closed' means no comments.
  'ping_status' => [ ? ] //Ping status?
  'pinged' => [ ? ] //?
  'post_author' => [ <user ID> ] //The user ID number of the author.
  'post_category' => [ array(<category id>, <...>) ] //Add some categories.
  'post_content' => [ <the text of the post> ] //The full text of the post.
  'post_date' => [ Y-m-d H:i:s ] //The time post was made.
  'post_date_gmt' => [ Y-m-d H:i:s ] //The time post was made, in GMT.
  'post_excerpt' => [ <an excerpt> ] //For all your post excerpt needs.
  'post_name' => [ <the name> ] // The name (slug) for your post
  'post_parent' => [ <post ID> ] //Sets the parent of the new post.
  'post_password' => [ ? ] //password for post?
  'post_status' => [ 'draft' | 'publish' | 'pending' ] //Set the status of the new post.
  'post_title' => [ <the title> ] //The title of your post.
  'post_type' => [ 'post' | 'page' ] //Sometimes you want to post a page.
  'tags_input' => [ '<tag>, <tag>, <...>' ] //For tags.
  'to_ping' => [ ? ] //?
);  

// Insert the post into the database
wp_insert_post( $post );

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