Add WordPress Post or Page Programmatically

In creating a plugin, I ran across the need to add a WordPress post or page programmatically. This is very easy if you are developing or have developed a theme or plugin. You will need to use the wp_insert_post WordPress function. See the code below to add a WordPress post or a WordPress page programmatically. A full breakdown of the parameters available is visible at https://developer.wordpress.org/reference/functions/wp_insert_post/.

Create WordPress Post Programmatically

You will need to add this code to a function that will run in a WordPress plugin or a WordPress theme, such as a functions.php file.

$wordpress_post = array(
  'post_title'    => 'Post title',
  'post_content'  => 'Post Content',
  'post_status'   => 'publish',
  'post_author'   => 1,
  'post_type' => 'post'
   );
 wp_insert_post( $wordpress_post );

Create WordPress Page Programmatically

Again, you will need to insert this code into a function that will run in a WordPress plugin or a WordPress theme, such as a functions.php file. The big difference between this and the code above is the post_type value, which is page below and post above.

$wordpress_page = array(
  'post_title'    => 'Page title',
  'post_content'  => 'Page Content',
  'post_status'   => 'publish',
  'post_author'   => 1,
  'post_type' => 'page'
   );
 wp_insert_post( $wordpress_page );

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