[wp-hackers] featuring posts is a problem

Amy Hendrix sabreuse at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:27:35 UTC 2012

Wouldn't 'orderby' => 'modified' do the job?

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 6:23 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
> Let's say you have a category called "featured". and you use that to
> feature posts. And the theme you have has a zone to show those
> featured posts and has room to show the last 5 featured posts in
> there.
> And you want to make the admin work as easy as possible to the degree
> that you only want to find yourself checking the posts into that
> "featured" category and you do NOT want to uncheck them later. You are
> basically only checking, and never unchecking.
> The problem is WP uses post_data to find out the most recent posts.
> But then, what do you do when you want to feature a very old post? how
> do you deal with that? Change the post_date?
> If you were to select that post into the "featured" category, that
> post is not going to make it into the top 5 because the other posts
> that happened to be "featured" and more recent may easily be pushing
> it down.
> In this case, I got no choice but change the the post_date of the
> article and this seems totally wrong to me. Because this definitely
> messes the ARCHIEVE data integrity. Your 5 year old post will appear
> as brand new.
> What solutions are out there to address this problem?
> I almost think that the wp_posts table should have a special field
> called "post_feature_date".
> If we were to use the "stick posts" feature, that's not gonna cut it
> neither because remember, I'm only interested in checking things, NOT
> If you got a simple blog, I do understand that this issue is not a
> matter but if you are using the WP to the rim in managing a huge
> portal, then you want to save every maintenance step as possible.
> same question  is in case you prefer the answer there;
> http://wordpress.stackexchange.com/questions/50701/featuring-posts-is-a-problem
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