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WordPress 3.8: drafts and publishing date issue (7 posts)

  1. SGallay
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Just updated by blog (http://alias.codiferes.net/wordpress/) to WP 3.8 and I am having trouble with the new "Quick draft" tool on the admin page.

    I realized that any posts that I draft using this tool gets a by default publishing date corresponding to the date when I first entered the draft. Meaning that, should I quickly draft an article today and then decide to finish it on Saturday and publish it then, it will appear with a publishing date of 17 December (the drafting date).

    Is there a way to make sure that the publishing date is actually the date when the "Publish" button is hit (excpet modifying it by hand before publication)?

  2. Tara
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Have you tried:
    - deactivating ALL plugins temporarily to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate them individually (one-by-one) to find the problematic plugin(s). If you can't get into your admin dashboard, try deactivating via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. If applicable, also remember to deactivate any plugins in the mu-plugins folder. The easiest way is to rename that folder to mu-plugins-old.
    - switching to the unedited default, core-bundled Theme (such as Twenty Twelve, Twenty Thirteen or Twenty Fourteen) for a moment using the WP dashboard to rule out any theme-specific issue. If you don't have access to your admin area, you can switch to the default theme by renaming your current theme's folder in wp-content/themes and adding "-old" to the end of the folder name using via FTP or SFTP or whatever file management application your host provides. Alternately, you can remove other themes except the default theme. That will force your site to use it.
    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems (because the hooks remain unless plugins completely removed or some plugins stick around in cached files. So by renaming the folder, you break them and force them inactive).
    - If the above troubleshooting steps fail to resolve the issue, try manually re-uploading all files and folders EXCEPT the wp-config.php file and the /wp-content/ directory from a fresh download of WordPress. Make sure that you delete the old copies of files & folder before uploading the new ones. Read the Manual Update directions first!

  3. SGallay
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Without going through the whole process, I'd like first to know if it's a known bug/feature or if I'm the only one experiencing this behaviour.

  4. Tara
    Member
    Posted 7 months ago #

    Without going through the whole process, I'd like first to know if it's a known bug/feature

    Not to my knowledge.

  5. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 months ago #

    There are no known publishing issues in WordPress 3.8.

  6. liveotherwise
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I am experiencing this issue with 3.8.1 with no changes to themes and polygons since the upgrade.

  7. zingerion
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I also find that the post date corresponds to the draft save date, not publication date. Posts are created in the regular edit box in 3.8.1.

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