[wp-hackers] updating guid when changing permalinks
John Joseph Bachir
jjb at ibiblio.org
Fri Jul 7 05:48:56 GMT 2006
>>> WordPress uses the permalink as the GUID, but any unique identifier
>>> would do. A post's GUID should never change.
>>> That it stops every post from being seen as "new" by RSS readers when
>>> the permalink structure changes is the most practical reason why.
>> Right. We don't change the GUID on published posts even if the slug
>> changes. The code is in wp_insert_post().
> Ooohh I see. Where else is GUID used? I suppose the only requirement is
> that the GUID be universally unique. Which means I shouldn't use slugs
> at all because they could be reused on a different blog. I guess some
> combindation of the lyceum installations domain name and the post ID in
> the database would suffice?
Here's my solution for the Lyceum GUID problem.
Is this effective for WordPress' use of GUID?
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