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  • I have the same problem to a tee. My host is running PHP version 4.4.4 and MySQL version 4.1.21. I have many plugins in use, but these are some of the more relevant ones: get custom field values, rc:custom_field_gui, related posts, post updated,

    Currently I have already lost some very valuable information that will be a pain to research and replace… consequently I need to disable comments entirely. Hopefully a solution can be found soon enough.

    Moderator Mark Jaquith

    (@markjaquith)


    WordPress Lead Dev


    I was not able to reproduce this. I added a postmeta field to a post, and then tried commenting as a logged in user, as a regular visitor, and as a regular visitor with comment moderation on (which was subsequently approved). Nothing made the postmeta disappear.

    I would guess that this is a plugin issue. You two should see which plugins you have in common so we can narrow it down!

    Moderator Mark Jaquith

    (@markjaquith)


    WordPress Lead Dev


    Okay, I figured out what’s going on. Bottom line is that many plugins aren’t verifying user capabilities and intention when running edit_post actions. I’ll be posting an article on the issue and how plugin authors can fix it.

    Moderator Mark Jaquith

    (@markjaquith)


    WordPress Lead Dev


    Plugin authors, check out this post.

    Plugin users, you may want to consider deactivating the offending plugins until the plugin authors have had time to release updated versions. Monitor their sites.

    If you’re using rc:custom_field_gui, please upgrade to latest version.
    http://rhymedcode.net/?dl=rc-custom-field-gui-1.4.zip

    If you’re using rc:custom_comment_text, please upgrade to latest version.
    http://rhymedcode.net/?dl=rc-custom-comment-text-1.1.zip

    The rc:custom_field_gui upgrade seems to have fixed my issue! Thanks!

    Ultimate Tag Warrior had this same problem as well. Make sure to upgrade to the latest version with the fix.

    Bunny’s Technorati Tag plugin also had the same problem and a fix is available here

    Thanks Mark for the post explaining the actual problem and also the fix.

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