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custom field values can get lost (21 posts)

  1. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you drag around a page in "Pages Tree View" to change it's position
    in the tree, all custom field values get lost.

  2. Pär Thernström
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just tried this on my local installation and it keeps all the custom fields. Do you have any other plugins installed, that may interfere with CMS Tree Page View?

  3. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh sorry - must be a plug-in conflict.

    It happens on one of my wordpress installs but not the other. I'll try to figure out which plugin is causing the conflict. Thanks.

  4. Pär Thernström
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    If you find out which plugin it was, please post here so I can check it out and perhaps do something about it.

  5. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The conflict seems to be caused by "Verve Meta Boxes."
    Although I suppose the problem might be on their end and not yours.

    Thanks for looking into it!

  6. mcdonna
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OUCH!! just ran into this in a big way -- I lost custom fields on over 30 custom posts after rearranging them.

    I am using Verve Meta Boxes ... Pär, were you able to figure out the problem? Is it something you are planning to address? As it is now, it is not usable. :(

  7. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    The programming error is actually with Verve meta boxes believe it or not. Verve is no longer being developed. I paid a developer to patch it to make it work with CMS page tree view. I can send you the code if you'd like...

  8. mcdonna
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Kato, would love it, thanks! I just put myself to sleep studying Pär's code and WP includes files, and found nothing. :)

    Are you still using Verve, or have you switched? I am thinking maybe I should try Pär's Simple Fields plugin ... http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/simple-fields/

  9. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi McDonna,
    Here's the patched version of Verve:
    http://db.tt/8TdX1Km

    I've erroneously changed the version number to v.1.2.7 even though the last official update is 1.2.6. Previously I was calling it 1.2.6h, to differentiate it from the official, but I kept getting the message "there is a new version of Verve" when there wasn't.

    So think of it as 1.2.6 with Hiroki's patch, renamed 1.2.7.

    I do still use Verve because I don't like to change plug-ins with sites that are already live. Truth be told, I've never actually tested if moving files in CMS page tree view works with this. The developer told me it does. I'm sure it does. But I've been in the habit of not-reordering for so long, I'm OK with leaving them out of order.

    Once I discovered the problem, I warned all my co-developers under threat of death: DON"T REORDER ITEMS IN CMS PAGE TREE VIEW. As long as everyone followed the rule, we were good. But just in case, I still wanted the plug-in fixed.

    Hope it works for you, good luck! Kato

  10. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hey, Simple Fields looks really promising. Thanks for pointing it out. Downloading it now...

  11. mcdonna
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Kato, thanks! Will try it ... after doing a backup.

    Likewise I hate changing plug-ins in the middle of the stream. For this site, though, I really need the custom post reordering functionality of CMS Page Tree View. It's a restaurant menu and the items are ordered arbitrarily, not by number or name or any other normal sort value. So I have to decide whether to trust this fix, or deactivate Verve every time I need to reorder pages (danger danger), or switch to a different meta box plug-in.

    The other plug-in you might look at is http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/advanced-custom-fields/ ... like Simple Fields it has a top rating. Haven't tried either one, so I can't recommend specifically.

    Donna

  12. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thanks for the link.

    At the time I found Verve Meta Boxes, it was the only game in town for meta boxes. It made life so much easier.

    But these other two look just as good, possibly better. And most importantly, they're still being updated. :)

    I also recently found Easy Custom Content Types which looks like an all in one plug in for meta boxes, custom post types, and taxonomies.
    http://codecanyon.net/item/easy-custom-content-types-for-wordpress/234182

  13. Rein Aris
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    You should all switch to Advanched Custom Fields:
    http://plugins.elliotcondon.com/advanced-custom-fields/
    Please take a look at the 'repeater fields', you will be so happy with that feature :)

    But thanks for the patched version, still use it on some old projects... Verve :(

  14. Rein Aris
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah mcdonna allready mentioned Advanched Custom Fields :)

  15. Rein Aris
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @kato: did you informed the plugin developer about your patch?

    Works great by the way!

  16. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I did write to her but never heard back. She released a new version since then, which I would assume has the issue fixed. But I haven't tried it.

    For new projects I'm using Easy Custom Content Types which has been actively developed and is even better now than it was 3 months ago. It costs, but it's well worth the $.

  17. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Glad to hear the patch is working for you. I credit my friend Hiroki for the masterful programming.

  18. Rein Aris
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I can tell you the updated version (.8) doesn't fix the issue. I down graded with the patch and then it worked fine :)

    She should take a look at this patch you and Hiroki made, i will email her with the link of this topic. Serieus problems when you lose are your data!

  19. avenueverve
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Thank you Rein, Hiroki and all for this. I've applied the patch and updated timthumb.php to version 2.0.

    It has been hard for me to maintain this plugin, overloaded with work -- a good thing -- but still. Problem is I don't have time to test everything. I am including a link to the updated plugin here. If people are kind enough to test then I will upload it to svn. I humbly apologize for not being able to do the testing.

    I am actually so happy that other people are making good plugins to address this functionality. I wrote vmb since at the time there was nothing available and I needed the functionality.

    :) komra

  20. kato
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi Komra, thanks for chiming in!

    Most importantly, I want to say THANK YOU for sharing Verve Meta Boxes with us in the first place. It was instrumental in me making the switch to WordPress as a CMS!

  21. mcdonna
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @Komra, I want to echo @Kato ... I know how much effort it takes to publish software and maintain it for the public. I, too, have made good use of Verve and appreciate all you put into it!

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