Trying to change value of Post Type


20 Feb, 2013 12:31 PM


Good day. I'm trying to create frontend add product in jigoshop. Im having problem updating the Product Type. I was able to change the value of other meta box dropdown like Stock status and Customize Product but no luck in Product type. Please see below.

update_post_meta($post_id, 'product-type', 'variable'); --> This doesn't work
update_post_meta($post_id, 'product_customize', 'yes'); --> works
update_post_meta($post_id, 'stock_status', 'instock'); --> works

Hope someone can help me.

Thank you.

  1. Support Staff 2 Posted by chriscct7 on 20 Feb, 2013 01:37 PM

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    Are you in The Loop, or outside The Loop?
    We're gonna need to see alot more of your code than that ^

  2. 3 Posted by Ediboy on 21 Feb, 2013 03:34 AM

    Thank you for your reply.

    I'm calling this outside the loop. This is called after I just added a new product frontend.

    Here is the code that created the dropdown meta that I'm trying update found in product-data.php

    Failed to update using update_post_meta
    $terms = get_the_terms( $thepostid, 'product_type' ); $product_type = ($terms) ? current($terms)->slug : 'simple';

    $args = array( 'id' => 'product-type', 'label' => __('Product Type', 'jigoshop'), 'options' => apply_filters( 'jigoshop_product_type_selector', array( 'simple' => __('Simple', 'jigoshop'), 'downloadable' => __('Downloadable', 'jigoshop'), 'grouped' => __('Grouped', 'jigoshop'), 'virtual' => __('Virtual', 'jigoshop'), 'variable' => __('Variable', 'jigoshop'), 'external' => __('External / Affiliate', 'jigoshop') )), 'selected' => $product_type, ); echo Jigoshop_Forms::select( $args );


    Success to update using update_post_meta
    $args = array( 'id' => 'stock_status', 'label' => __( 'Stock Status', 'jigoshop' ), 'options' => array( 'instock' => __('In Stock','jigoshop'), 'outofstock' => __('Out of Stock','jigoshop') ) ); echo Jigoshop_Forms::select( $args );

    It's because of the "'selected' => $product_type," setting it to 'simple' but is there a way that I can hook this? I wanted it to be variable but I don't want to hardcode it for future expansion.

    Thank you in advance.

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