Support » Plugin: Revisionize » Changing the slug

  • Resolved susanpearson

    (@susanpearson)


    Can I just double check, I have changed the title and the slug slightly so will Revisionize still do the normal job of deleting and replacing the original post or will it create it as a new one. I am happy either was I just need to know what will happen.

    Secondly, if it still replaces the original post when I schedule my social media with Nelio should I schedule it on the new one of the old one. Last time I used Revisionize without changing the URL I lined up the Nelio posts on the revised post but none of them were sent out and Nelio suggested it would have been better lining them up on the original post?

    Thanks in advance
    Susan

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  • Plugin Author jamiechong

    (@jamiechong)

    After you click “Revisionize”, the edits you make to the title, content and custom fields will be copied back onto of your original. However changes to the slug of the revision will have no effect. The slug of your original will stay the same.

    I have not experimented with the Nelio plugin. My hunch is that things probably won’t work as expected. Are you able to test things out with Nelio (without actually posting to your public social media) and let me know what you discover?

    Thread Starter susanpearson

    (@susanpearson)

    With regard to the first part, I am a bit confused. I scheduled the new one to publish on Saturday but the original one was from June 2016. So I’m assuming you mean the new post will show on Saturday and the old version will just disappear as it has been replaced by the new one but revert back to the old slug and ignore my URL change meaning that the slug and SEO title don’t quite match.

    It is not really feasible to send out social media posts as a trial because they will be seen on my timelines.

    The only other thought I had is to add the social media queue to both the old post and the new revision then at least one of them should get published…

    Plugin Author jamiechong

    (@jamiechong)

    Please see [this discussion](https://wordpress.org/support/topic/publish-date-is-changing/) about the dates and scheduled revisions. The gist is that on Saturday, your revision will overwrite the original June 2016 post, including the date. So the original post’s date will change to Saturday’s date. On another note, why are you changing your June 2016 post so much so that its URL needs to change? For SEO you actually want the URL to stay the same. Maybe you just need to schedule a brand new post entirely and not use Revisionize at all??? If you’re planning to change the slug, that’s essentially what you’re doing: Creating a new post.

    As for your social media, the best I can do is suggest you find a way to test things out first. Perhaps Nelio has a test mode or can post to your FB with “only me” permissions so no one else sees them.

    Thread Starter susanpearson

    (@susanpearson)

    Hi sorry I can see why it would sound like a brand new post I have only changed one word in the URL but that one change from sufferer to warrior changes the tone somewhat.

    On Saturday when it goes live will it keep the warrior or revert to sufferer? I am happy for it to act like a new post and leave the old one where it was I used the revisionize because I was effectively editing what I had done before not writing a whole new post from scratch.

    I only started blogging in June 2016 so the post has probably had 5 views at best whereas now I have a much better following who will see the revised post.

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