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[resolved] Only 2 Instructions can show? (3 posts)

  1. Persephone33
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Hi doodlebee! This seems like what I need to help my less tech-savvy authors find their way around, but I'm running into some issues I hope you can help me with. I don't know if they are set limits within the plugin or I'm doing something incorrectly:

    I've typed up several instructions for a particular workflow, all in post.php with the appropriate user-role chosen. But when I go to any of the options (all posts, new post, categories, or tags) none of the instructions actually show.

    In fact, the only time they do show (the grey drop-down option, like the Screen Options or other stock Help at the top of the screen) is after saving an Instruction! And even then it will only show one or two, even though obviously I'm post-ing, and more are specifically chosen (by putting, per your instructions post.php in the Page Name field) for ALL within the Post functions in Admin.

    What am I doing wrong? Or is there a limit on how many it will show?

    Thanks in advance!

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/back-end-instructions/

  2. Doodlebee
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    But when I go to any of the options (all posts, new post, categories, or tags) none of the instructions actually show.

    The only thing I can think of with this is the ol' "revert to default theme and turn off all other plugins" to see if there's a conflict first. If it works, then you'll know it's either something in the theme or one of the other plugins that's interfering. (and if it is, I'd appreciate knowing which theme or plugin it is so I can try and accommodate that).

    In fact, the only time they do show ... is after saving an Instruction!

    that's precisely correct - that's the only time they should show after you've written it and hit "publish". Drafts, etc. won't show.

    What am I doing wrong? Or is there a limit on how many it will show?

    I don't know. From your description, you're doing everything just fine, but unless there's a conflict with something else you're using, or I can get in there to actually *see* what you're doing, there's not a lot to go on. There is no limit in how many can show - but perhaps... do you have a limit set for your "how many posts to show" setting? is it 2? that might have something to do with it. (I've never actually tested it against that.... there's something to check on!)

  3. Doodlebee
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Okay, I just tested this on 2 sites I have, and they both show all the instructions you make (on the pages they're supposed to be on) regardless of what your blog settings are. There is nothing limiting how many instructions show up. (I'm using a vanilla WordPress install.) So it's got to be something conflicting - either a theme function or a plugin.

    If you do test (by deactivating plugins/switching themes) and discover what it is that's conflicting, I'd appreciate it if you'd let me know. I like to try and figure out what conflicts with my plugin so others don't have the same problem.

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