[wp-hackers] post processing weirdness
skippy at skippy.net
Sat Jun 25 18:59:42 GMT 2005
On Sat, 25 Jun 2005 11:31am, I wrote:
> Follow-up to myself: I have edited template-functions-links.php, and
> replaced get_post() with get_posts(). The correct cruft-free
> permalink is now generated. So I guess it _is_ a simple typo, for
> which I'll now file a bug. =)
Mark Jaquith responded:
> I think this is the bug that has been plaguing WordPress and me for
> months. You remember the bug whereby if you created a draft and then
> published, your pingbacks would be sent out with crufty ?p= URIs? If
> you honestly fixed that bug, I owe you a beer. I spent about 2 hours
> trying to fix that bug and failing.
Hang on to that beverage.
I reported my findings to the guy who originally reported the problem to
me. He went a step further in his testing and investigation, and
> I made the change you suggested, and immediately refreshed the index
> page of my blog to see if there were any effects. Sure enough, the
> load of my index page went from generating 50 queries in 0.4 seconds,
> to 251 queries in 11.7 seconds. The time is mostly irrelevant, but
> the high number of queries concerned me.
> I'm going to take a stab at fiddling with your code later today to
> see if I can come up with anything, but I'm thinking there's got to
> be a relatively easy check that can be instituted, or other variable
> that can be used relative to a $post that has the information we're
> By the way, a little more testing showed me that the problem doesn't
> actually occur until a post has been saved as a draft *twice*. The
> initial saving of a post puts it into 'draft' status, but doesn't
> actually create the post slug. If that post is recalled as a draft,
> and then saved again, the post slug gets created, which I think is
> what's actually "breaking" the get_permalink() call.
I didn't experience the same problem with the number of queries, but all
my permalinks _did_ break, reverting to the current date with no post
So the problem is a little more subtle perhaps than I understood it to be.
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