default permalinks (post count issue)
|Reported by:||norwat||Owned by:||ryan|
|Severity:||normal||Keywords:||post ID, permalinks, url, plugins,|
I have a problem with the interaction of WordPress and some of my plug-ins (SimpleTags, WP-o-Matic, and Feedpress). It was not a problem before 2.7, and it may affect WordPress independent of my plugins too.
In short, I have permalinks set to default setting (?p=123). If I make any adjustments to the post, such as manage tags with SimpleTags, it ticks off a post ID slot (but it does not generate a new post). For example: if last post is ?p=123, and I modify tags on five existing posts, the next new post will have the id ?p=129.
I do not like long post URLs, and prefer the default permalink setting, but this behavior is annoying and a bother. In short, it very quickly ups the post count without generating any new posts. I have 320 or so posts, but my current post count is 1034. I believe the issue started with WordPress 2.7, and so I am identifying it as a WordPress bug (and not a plug-in bug).
Is it possible to fix this behavior in future updates so that the post count function works exclusively to enumerate new post IDs?