I'm setting up a WP installation for a publication that was previously running on a custom database solution. Their article tables did NOT have a standard data/time stamp for the published data so during import to WP, I had to auto inject the data/time.
Since I didn't realize this was going to be an issue, I simple injected a date/time stamp based on the "issue month" For example, all articles published in the January 2009 issue of the magazine got a timestamp of:
Generally speaking there are 35 articles for each month/year combo going back to 1996.
The problem with this is that the "next_post_link" and "previous_post_link" do not work now. Instead of going one article by the next, it's going an entire month by month, displaying the first article it finds with a new date.
Is there a way to fix this without having to go back and fix the dates in the database? I really do not wanna do that ;-)