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[Plugin: Edit Flow] Problems with custom statuses (9 posts)

  1. TristanCM
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi there,

    I explored using Edit Flow's custom statuses to give more descriptive statuses than Draft/Pending/etc.

    Unfortunately, I decided on my fresh install to delete all statuses and start again.

    Once I deleted draft, I could not re-establish draft. The error message says: Status name conflicts with existing term. Please choose another.

    This means with Edit Flow enabled, all previous posts that were drafts are now unable to be found (without direct links to a post).

    If i disable Edit Flow, Drafts reappear (phew).

    Therefore, the problem is that I've lost the ability to have Drafts!

    I've uninstalled, deleted, reinstalled and the same options I previously (erroneously!) chose return. I can't find a solution, and I'd really like to use Edit Flow.

    Can provide more info if you'd like.

  2. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can you check to see if you have a category or tag named "Draft"? There's probably a conflict with another taxonomy.

  3. TristanCM
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yes, there were no custom statuses called 'Draft', and creating 'Draft' again to replace failed.

    It seems the slug draft was never entirely deleted, even though I did (accidentally) trash it.

  4. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Er, can you check tags and categories? I think you mistook my last comment

  5. TristanCM
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Oh right, I think I did too. Gotcha. Yes, we do have a Post Tag called draft - I'll remove it and test in the morning when I'm on my server. Thank you :)

  6. TristanCM
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Yep, this was the problem. Thank you Daniel, very much appreciated. I don't think I'd have made that connection.

  7. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Great to hear :)

  8. Scott Bressler
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Can we work around this so the conflict doesn't happen?

  9. Daniel Bachhuber
    Hand Built
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Created an issue for it. If you want, feel free to open a discussion on the dev P2. I'm generally not a proponent at this time because our "fix" would just work to reduce the likelihood, and it would be a pain to implement.

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