[wp-hackers] Getting post_author to update with an autosave.
markandrewslade at gmail.com
Tue Nov 17 19:56:35 UTC 2009
Otto - thanks for the link. I thought I was thorough in my search for
existing discussions on the topic but apparently was not :)
On Tue, 2009-11-17 at 13:46 -0600, Otto wrote:
> Looks like that was fixed here: http://core.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/10004
> Fix will be in 2.9.
> Sent from Memphis, TN, United States
> On Tue, Nov 17, 2009 at 10:56 AM, Mark Slade <markandrewslade at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hello,
> > I am trying to resolve an issue in my WPMU 2.8 installation causing a
> > page's original author to be carried over when it is autosaved by a
> > different author.
> > I have hooked into edit_page_form and am using it to spit out a hidden
> > input named "post_author_override" with a value of the current user's
> > ID. In an autosave this is translated to "post_author" and survives all
> > the way to wp_create_post_autosave(), defined in
> > wp-admin/includes/post.php.
> > At this point _wp_post_revision_fields() is called, defined in
> > wp-includes/post.php, which removes the post_author field because it is
> > protected. I can hook into the '_wp_post_revision_fields' filter and
> > add it, but it's hard-coded to be removed so this does me no good.
> > As a result, the autosave is created/updated without post_author being
> > changed, and autosaves are always attributed to the original author and
> > not the actual author.
> > I can fix this by directly editing _wp_post_revision_fields so that
> > post_author is not in the array of protected keys, but am concerned that
> > it was put there for a reason and this will cause something to break.
> > Can anyone lend some insight? Is it by design that autosaves keep the
> > original author, and not the actual author?
> > Thank you,
> > Mark
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