Post IDs gone wild – how to fix the auto_incremented value?
I use wordpress 1.5. I’ve just discovered that my post IDs have gone kind of wild.
They started the normal way with 1, then 2, 3, 4 and so on up to 28.
But suddenly, and I don’t know why, there is no 29 but wordpress numbered new posts IDs starting with 2524, 2525, 2526 up to 2533. And now, when i create a new post, the ID will auto_increment from 2533. So I have a gap between 29 and 2523 that aren’t used.
So I’d like to ask three questions. I would be very glad if some of you experimented users could answer :
– Do you know what could have caused that?
– Could it become problematic? I know IDs are an internal thing of wordpress, the visitors don’t really care, but I wonder if there could be, for example, a limit, or if something could go wrong as I have such a gap in the auto_incremented values?
– If it could turn out to become a problem, how can i *fix* this wrong auto_incrementation? How can I tell wordpress to start again from 29 ?
Many thanks to all of you who will take some time to help me.
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