Sometimes it's useful to programmatically create a node. There are at least two methods, and here's one appropriate for the most basic of content types, the page:
$newnode = new stdClass(); $newnode->title = 'title'; $newnode->body = 'whatever full html you like'; global $user; $newnode->uid = $user->uid; $newnode->name = $user->name; $newnode->type = 'page'; $newnode->format = 2; // 1 means filtered html, 2 means full html, 3 is php $newnode->status = 1; // 1 means published $newnode->promote = 0; $newnode = node_submit( $newnode ); node_save( $newnode );
The above is good for story content type nodes too, but once one starts dealing with more complex content types, ones that require the user to fill out a form to create a node of that type, the above logic is lacking. See http://drupal.org/node/293663 for an example using drupal_execute(); a technique able to simulate the user filling out forms.