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[resolved] Post ID not going sequentially (5 posts)

  1. K3200
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    On our new site, http://www.sportspageatlanta.com, we're using the following permalink structure.

    /%post_id%/%postname%

    However, on our eight posts the urls look like this:

    http://www.sportspageatlanta.com/122/report-man-shot-outside-michael-vick-party

    http://www.sportspageatlanta.com/109/todd-mcclure-looking-for-good-things-up-front

    http://www.sportspageatlanta.com/96/atlanta-braves-pitching-prospects-in-futures-game

    Why aren't they being numbered sequentially like 5,6,7 as we only have eight posts?

    Thanks for any help!1

  2. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    The reason would be because the post table is not only used for posts, but attachments, revisions, trashed items, pages, custom post types, and more..

    Each use an ID in the posts table..

    So naturally the posts will not go up sequentially..

  3. K3200
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    So, I shouldn't be worried about this?

    And wow, i didn't think we'd used that many drafts, pages etc.

  4. funghi
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    This is perfectly normal you shoulnd't be worried about this!

  5. Equal Web Creative
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not a problem at all. Also if you have created a page and then deleted it the id that was used for that page or post will be gone for ever and not used again therefore meaning that your numbering will not be sequential.

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