WordPress 2.5 - Custom Field anomalies
|Reported by:||doodlebee||Owned by:||anonymous|
I scoured the forums and posted on the wp-testers list about this, but the only thing I've gotten is a response backing up that this is an issue (and not just mine) so I figured I should plop it in here.
Keeping it short and sweet - WP 2.5 has some serious issues with custom fields. Basically, they don't show up. I'm not talking about the other issue (like you can find here:http://trac.wordpress.org/search?q=custom+fields+%22draft+created+on%22&wiki=on&changeset=on&ticket=on) - this is a whole different animal.
I add the custom fields in 2.5 - enter in a key and value, click "add custom field", and it does it's thinkg, working like it's adding it to the post or Page. But when I scroll down, it's gone. Clicking the dropdown only shows the podPress key. I did it a couple more times (thinking maybe that's what it took) but the same thing happened over and over again.
I looked in my database, and there were new entries added to the wp_meta table - as many new entries as attempts to add. So something's being written to the database - unfortunately it's the wrong thing. What it's doing is creating new key/value pairs in the database that are "_wp_page_template" (key) and "default" (value). Over and over again. No matter what I enter, they show up in there as that - NOT the stuff I entered. I tried to manually correct the information in the database itself, and the "value" took (but the value actually showed up in the dropdown - not the key), and the value still won't change.
Hopefully that makes sense!