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[resolved] Find duplicated posts? (5 posts)

  1. schnappilette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    is it possible to find the duplicated posts? Is there maybe a flag or a special parameter to find them in the database?

    Best Regards,
    Manuel

  2. lopo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,
    as of version 1.1.2, if you clone a post using the Duplicate Post plugin, the resulting one has no relation with the original. Maybe I could add an hidden custom field initialized with the ID of the original post or page. I wouldn't know, though, what to do with this field in the admin interface: I could show what the original post is, in the editing string, but there is no place to show all the cloned posts (just as there is no place to show all the posts with a certain custom field). So it would be useful only if you want to query the DB for them in a template, for example...
    Can you tell me what's the idea behind your question? With your suggestion I could figure out how to modify the plugin and add the feature in a next version.

    Thanks in advance!

  3. schnappilette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi,

    we want to find cloned post and want to delete them to remove duplicate content on our own page.

    For example:
    There was an post with a voucher code
    the code is expired, we have cloned the post and just modified the title and the voucher

    Now we want to remove all this duplicates and just update the initial post.

    Sure, this is not really critical duplicate content because it's on our page / same url. But for the search results its better to have one actual good ranking post instead of 10 old post with a invalid voucher.

    Regards,
    Manuel

  4. lopo
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    I understand, but I'm afraid I can't help you, then: as I said, there is nothing linking original posts to the cloned ones...
    I will evaluate adding a hidden custom field, for future needs, but unfortunately it won't be "retroactive". Sorry!

  5. schnappilette
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Okay, no problem :)

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