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[resolved] guid URLs (3 posts)

  1. Paul Vann
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi there!

    I started to use this plugin for my websites. But I found a few errors:
    When there is no /uploads directory the script gives an error that this directory is not 'w'ritable. I fixed it by uploading a random pic. Perhaps check the existance of the map first?

    Another BIG problem is that when changing URLs in the WP-POSTS dataset you also replace the GUID URLS which I thought should NEVER be replaced? Quoting the big guys : It is critical that you do NOT change the contents of this field.

    You can find the discussion about that here :
    http://codex.wordpress.org/Changing_The_Site_URL at the bottom.

    I don't know if this really is an issue for new WP installations, but I think it is for the older, more established websites who have a lot of rssfeed subscribers. When you change these guid urls they will receive all those posts again as if it was for the first time...

    Is there a way to skip these guid urls from changing?



  2. Brad Touesnard
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Paul Vann,

    Thanks for the great suggestions. If you're a developer, don't hesitate to implement these and submit a patch at http://plugins.trac.wordpress.org/newticket. Meanwhile, I'll keep this in mind for the next time I work on the plugin.


  3. Brad Touesnard
    Plugin Author

    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi Paul, I've implemented this in version 0.4 released today.


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