[wp-hackers] featuring posts is a problem

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Mon Apr 30 22:50:33 UTC 2012

I thought of that but let's say you fix a spelling an error on an old
post ( that was featured say 3 mts ago ), would that cause that guy to
be featured right at the front - just because you fixed a spelling
error - causing the post_modified to be updated?

On Mon, Apr 30, 2012 at 3:27 PM, Amy Hendrix <sabreuse at gmail.com> wrote:
> 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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