[wp-hackers] Getting post_author to update with an autosave.

Otto otto at ottodestruct.com
Tue Nov 17 19:46:54 UTC 2009

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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