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Change post date without changing permalink? (7 posts)

  1. zap999
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm trying to find a way (with no luck) to bump a post to the top of the index by changing the date, yet not change the date part of the permalink. There needs to be a way to do this. Otherwise all backlinks are broken.

  2. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    ermm, there are plugins that allow you to sticky posts for certain periods of time, if not forever.

    Changing the date changes the date, which is going to change the permalink, if the permalink contains a reference to a date.

    thats the way things work, and thats sorta normal.

    http://redalt.com/downloads/

    scroll down to adhesive.

  3. zap999
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thanks, but that just means the post will be stuck at the top. I just want to bump it up in the list until i do another post that will follow it.

    > thats the way things work

    Duh, but aren't wordpress hacks all about changing the way things work? :)

  4. whooami
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    and thats why I pointed you to a plugin. duh.

  5. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    There needs to be a way to do this.

    That's a real bummer then, because there is no way to do this without changing lots and lots of core code and breaking pretty much everything in the process.

  6. zap999
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    >and thats why I pointed you to a plugin. duh.

    Okay, but it has nothing to do with what I was talking about.

    Otto42:

    Ideally there'd be a plugin that would simply provide manual control over the date component of the permalink. Or a checkbox that said "do not update permalink."

  7. Samuel Wood (Otto)
    Tech Ninja
    Posted 7 years ago #

    The permalink is not stored, it is built on the fly. A post only has one date field. So you'd have to add another date to the post, specifically for the permalink. This would make things excessively complicated.

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