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Trouble with Blog Posts Publishing "Automatically"

Travel Forums System Talk Trouble with Blog Posts Publishing "Automatically"

1. Posted by TraceyG (Respected Member 37 posts) 5y

Over the past couple of weeks, after I've worked on a blog entry and saved it as a draft, I've later learned that the blog post actually PUBLISHED instead! This has happened three times in two weeks and I am sure that I did not hit the wrong button. This is quite embarrassing since an email goes out to all of my subscribers alerting them to a new post, but the link they receive is either to a half-finished post or to a dead link (if I've gotten to it quickly enough to delete it). Has anyone else had this problem? I'd hate to stop using Travellerspoint but I am losing subscribers over this, who don't appreciate the "false alarms"!

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4810 posts) 5y

Ouch, that sounds very annoying. I know there've been some changes to the notification code a few weeks ago, so this might be somehow related; an unintended bug that cropped up because of that.

I think I actually see the problem. Correct me if I'm wrong, but every time this has happened, you've clicked on "Preview" before you click "Save as Draft", right? The first "Save as Draft" button on the "Preview" screen is actually broken, and functions the same as the "Publish" button.

One of the admins should fix that as soon as they see this thread. Meanwhile, you can prevent the problem by only pressing the bottom "Save as Draft" button after having previewed. Thank you for bringing this to our attention! It's a bug which would probably have lingered for a long time if you hadn't reported it.

Sam/Peter: on the preview template:
<div class="buttons">
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Save As Draft" class="submit" />
<input type="submit" name="submit" value="Publish" class="submit" />
</div>

[ Edit: Edited on 15-Jun-2011, at 18:33 by Sander ]

3. Posted by TraceyG (Respected Member 37 posts) 5y

Thanks, Sander - for a while there I thought I was losing my mind! Glad to hear it's being fixed. Would you mind updating this thread when it is? I'm pretty gun-shy right now and afraid to "save" anything!

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 5y

This was all fixed after the email exchange we had. The problem should not be happening any more!

I think Sander spotted the bug in the code just before I put the fix up. It's exactly the right thing that needed fixing.

5. Posted by TraceyG (Respected Member 37 posts) 5y

Thank you both!! :)