Publish Posts to Multiple Blogs in WordPress Multisite

In this tutorial I will show you how to publish posts to multiple blogs within your WP Multisite Network automatically.


save_post() – it is actually all we need

By the way the code below is similar to the code we used in this tutorial to move network posts from one website to another.

add_action( 'save_post', 'misha_post_to_all_sites', 20, 2 );
function misha_post_to_all_sites( $original_post_id, $original_post ){
	// do not publish revisions
	if( defined('DOING_AUTOSAVE') && DOING_AUTOSAVE ) return $original_post_id;
	// actually we need only "publish" status
	if( get_post_status( $original_post ) !== 'publish' ) return $original_post_id;
	// prevent "Fatal error: Maximum function nesting level reached"
	remove_action('save_post', __FUNCTION__);
	// here you have to specify blog IDs where you would like to publish the posts
	$blog_ids = array( 2, 3 );
	// let's get this post data as an array
	$post_data = array(
		'post_author' => $original_post->post_author,
		'post_date' => $original_post->post_date,
		'post_modified' => $original_post->post_modified,
		'post_content' => $original_post->post_content,
		'post_title' => $original_post->post_title,
		'post_excerpt' => $original_post->post_excerpt,
		'post_status' => 'publish',
		'post_name' => $original_post->post_name,
		'post_type' => $original_post->post_type,
	// terms and post meta as well
	$post_terms = wp_get_object_terms( $original_post_id, 'category', array('fields' => 'slugs') );
	$post_meta = get_post_custom( $original_post_id );
	foreach( $blog_ids as $blog_id ) {
		switch_to_blog( $blog_id );
		// if post with the same slug exists, do nothing
		if( get_posts( array( 'name' => $post_data['post_name'], 'post_type' => $post_data['post_type'], 'post_status' => 'publish' ) ) ) {
		$inserted_post_id = wp_insert_post($post_data);
		wp_set_object_terms( $inserted_post_id, $post_terms, 'category', false);
		foreach ( $post_meta as $meta_key => $meta_values) {
			// we do not need these redirects
			if( $meta_key == '_wp_old_slug' ) {
			foreach ($meta_values as $meta_value) {
				add_post_meta( $inserted_post_id, $key, $meta_value );

Do You Need a Plugin for it?

Not sure if many of you need this functionality as a plugin. I didn’t find any good solutions, so I can create a plugin for you something like this:

WordPress Multisite – publish post to multiple blogs plugin

What would you say? Leave “YES” in comments section below if you need this plugin.

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