Preventing Edited RSS Updates and Un-Trashed Article Publicize

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  • #1235084

    boles
    Member

    I’m curious if there’s a fix for two editing and publicize issues I’ve run into a few times.

    Why, if you edit an older article — to say, fix a typo — and update the article, does the article get sent to the RSS feed as a new article? Is there any way to prevent that from happening?

    Why, if you Trash a post and then restore it, does that article get re-sent to all your linked “Publicize” social networks as a new article? Is there any way to prevent that from happening?

    Thank you!

    The blog I need help with is bolesblogs.com.

    #1235203

    macmanx
    Staff

    Why, if you edit an older article — to say, fix a typo — and update the article, does the article get sent to the RSS feed as a new article? Is there any way to prevent that from happening?

    Not exactly. We mark it as “updated” in the feed, and it’s entirely up to the feed reader to choose how to handle that. Some, like Google Reader, do nothing and the post remains “read” and folks aren’t notified of an update. Others do display it as updated, and some display it as new.

    Why, if you Trash a post and then restore it, does that article get re-sent to all your linked “Publicize” social networks as a new article? Is there any way to prevent that from happening?

    When you Trash an article, you remove all elements of its existence except the content. When you restore it, it’s considered a new post, which is why Publicize re-sends it. Just don’t Trash any posts you want to keep. ;)

    #1235213

    boles
    Member

    Thanks for the confirmation that everything is working as is macmanx. I thought maybe there was a freshness time limit between the time a post is published and edited if it fired as a new RSS event or not. I often find typos on new articles, and I fix them quickly, and no RSS event is ticked. However, if I find a typo on an old article — say two-six years old — then an RSS update always fires.

    As for the Trash — Good point! SMILE! After posting my query, I also thought I could edit the Trashed post before un-Trashing to turn off the auto-Publicize to avoid notices on restored Trashed articles being fed as new, though I’m not sure if we can edit Trashed articles.

    #1235216

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

    Unfortunately, Trashed articles cannot be edited. You would have to restore it to edit it.

    #1235219

    boles
    Member

    Ah! I’m so glad you’re a fast replier, macmanx! I was getting so tempted to Trash a post just to see if I could edit it. You’ve saved me the hassle of a social media ping update! SMILE!

    Thanks again, dear friend!

    #1235224

    macmanx
    Staff

    You’re welcome!

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