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How do I go into the database to change a comment or post id #? (6 posts)

  1. Sparky
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Someone told me to go into the database to change comment or id #s if it really bothered me, but how do i do that? i got into the database, but idk how to change the numbers...

  2. Kafkaesqui

    Posted 10 years ago #

    *I* would not recommend it. There's little reason to change them other than esthetic reasons. Let it continue to bother you. :)

  3. jwilliams
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Hm, yea, I had kind of wished the ID numbers were always incremental starting at 1. But it doesn't make sense to rewrite that many database fields everytime you add or delete a post, it's just needless overhead. You can refer to the posts by plenty of other intuitive means like category, title, etc., so all in all i think you should ask yourself if its really worth the effort for a little more usability in the far back end of your WP

  4. Sparky
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    i'll let it bother me then. :( i think this is where my minor ocd kicks in :P

  5. jwilliams
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    haha yea i know what you mean.

  6. Alex Mills (Viper007Bond)
    Moderator
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Yeah, you can really screw stuff up. I'd advise against it.

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