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  1. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Can you please look at this screenshot and tell me what the hightlighted area is about?

    For my site, each entry uses an custom field to indicate "Source". The value is "New York Times", "BBC", or some news source on the web. (I'm using Scott Reilly's 'Get Custom Field Values' plug-in for this.)

    Is the highlighted area in the screenshot just meant to act as a guide for what sort of values the custom field contains? Or is it telling me that I have two custom fields, one of which has a permanent value of "BBC"? (God, I hope not!)

    So...I'm officially confused. Can you please explain what to me is a very confusing part of the Write interface?

    Thanks.

    M.

  2. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    From my understanding of it, that particular section of the Write interface is showing you what the current custom fields associated with your post are. Not duplicate information. If you are not looking at a post in particular, you should not have any default values.

    Regards

  3. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

  4. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    See, that's the thing, Cypher. If I edit an existing post then, yes, that's what I see -- and that makes sense. The value displayed is the value I chose for Source.

    But I'm seeing this in every new, blank post. And it's always Source="BBC".

  5. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    and the highlighted area tells you your custom field's value is bbc

  6. Denis de Bernardy
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    the new post had the custom field already? are you using an aggregator or something?

  7. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    the new post had the custom field already? are you using an aggregator or something?

    Yes, every new post has a value in the custom field already. It's always the same value ("BBC"). No, I'm not using an aggregator. (And, yes, I am using 1.5.1.)

  8. Cypher
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Ah, well that's not right..now do you see BBC for existing posts in addition to other sources, that is, do you see BBC on every post regardless of it being new or old? Or just on new posts or posts meant to have BBC?

    Having not used the custom field extensively, I really can't provide a lot of details or explanations.

    Regards

  9. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Try:

    http://www.semiologic.com/projects/admin-simplified/

    Thanks, Denis, but I think you misunderstood my issue. I want the scary-looking custom fields. I just don't understand what the UI is telling me. ;-)

  10. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    now do you see BBC for existing posts in addition to other sources, that is, do you see BBC on every post regardless of it being new or old? Or just on new posts or posts meant to have BBC?

    On existing posts that I edit, I see the existing value for Source. This makes sense to me. I'm being told what the existing value is and I have a chance to change it.

    On new posts, the "existing field/value" area always shows "Source" = "BBC". This doesn't make sense to me because, of course, there shouldn't yet be an "existing field/value".

  11. hooopla
    Member
    Posted 10 years ago #

    Should I log this as a bug? Can anyone else who uses custom fields confirm that there is a default value displayed in Write for new posts?

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