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2.0 Image Uploads Stored in _posts Table

  • When I published my latest post I noticed something odd — the post ID number jumped by 10. Investigating the tables, I found that since I’ve upgraded to 2.0 all uploaded images have gotten their own rows in WP_posts. To me this makes sense for pages. But there seem like more than a few problems with this…

    There often can be many more images than posts, which causes confusion. For me, there are duplicate post_names (although admittedly no conflicts so far). It definately goes against content seperation sensibilities. Not to mention those whose permalinks include the post-ID (i.e. thesite.org/archive/123)

    So whats up? Can this be altered? Is it a result of upgrading versus a fresh install?

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  • Is it a result of upgrading versus a fresh install?

    Nope. A file uploaded through the new upload *tool* in the post editor is considered an attachment, which is a new post object (or rather, post_status) in 2.0. And sorry, but it can’t be altered without downgrading your copy of WordPress.

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