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Post ID increments going fast: is it normal? (3 posts)

  1. pro102
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Hi: I recently started using %post_id% for permalinks on my new site and noticed that the post_id increments are going very fast. For example, if I start a new post, the post id is 1345. Once I save it, add the post URL to another page and save the page, add a redirection through the redirection plugin, then start the next post, post_id is now 1349.

    Is it normal that every change in WordPress (even if not a new post) results in a post_id increment? Am concerned about getting into huge numbers at some point.

  2. Samuel B
    moderator
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Is it normal that every change in WordPress (even if not a new post) results in a post_id increment? Am concerned about getting into huge numbers at some point.

    I really hate this, also. Every time a draft is saved or you revise a post, a new post id is added (pages, too). This sure makes the database tables hard to work with when they get so cluttered.
    I disabled wordpress saving drafts automatically - that helped a lot, but still.....

  3. pro102
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Seems like wordpress should use 2 variables: one for post-id, one for revision-id. Good to know I'm not the only one seeing this... thanks.

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