[wp-hackers] Data recovery (post_status?)

David Chait davebytes at comcast.net
Sat Feb 11 22:07:46 GMT 2006

Agreed.  And, with the move to make more things varchar for extensibility, 
here's a vote to move post_status away from being an enum. 
post_status=='trash' would probably do fine for this.  or ".trash" (would be 
nice to have a convention for hiding certain status 'classes' from the 
normal view queries without explicitly listing the states to exclude...).

Thoughts?  (esp Ryan?  given the recent status=='future' changes...)

While we're at it, how about making the comment_approved a varchar too... ;) 


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kimmo Suominen" <kimmo+key+wordpress.c4f53f at suominen.com>
To: <wp-hackers at lists.automattic.com>
Sent: Saturday, February 11, 2006 4:44 PM
Subject: Re: [wp-hackers] Data recovery

| On Sat, Feb 11, 2006 at 09:37:26PM +0000, David House wrote:
| > On 11/02/06, Podz <podz at tamba2.org.uk> wrote:
| > > Users are used to a recycle bin, and gearing WP toward multiple users 
| > > would seem a decent option to be able to recover anything deleted 
| > > a timescale set by the blog owner.
| > > As usual I haven't the slightest clue how to do it, but I would 
| > > such a feature would be well received.
| >
| > Another use for an integrated cron. Once a week/month, we could just
| > garbage-collect on a wp-trash table.
| Rather than copy data around in the database, using flag fields would
| be more efficient.  Also makes it possible to recover to the same ID,
| since the data never leaves the table until garbage collect time.

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