metaWeblog.getPost XML-RPC method should return the correct date/time for the date_created_gmt field for draft posts
|Reported by:||josephscott||Owned by:||josephscott|
Because WP uses post_date_gmt database field internally to trigger certain events draft posts don't get a valid date/time (it uses 0000-00-00 00:00:00), but they do get a valid post_date entry in the DB.
XML-RPC clients run into problems when calling metaWeblog.getPost on drafts because of this. The dateCreated field uses the DB post_date field for the draft and the date_created_gmt uses the post_date_gmt DB field. So the response has dateCreated with a valid date and date_created_gmt with some screwy date (usually 1969 or 1999).
Seems the more correct thing to do would be to provide the right GMT date/time in the date_created_gmt field for drafts. I'm including a patch that will populate the date_created_gmt field when metaWeblog.getPost is called on a draft by calling get_gmt_from_date() and then tweaking the result to be correctly formatted for the XML-RPC response.
I consider this a bug and would like to see it get into the 2.8.1 release.
Change History (10)
- Milestone changed from 2.8.1 to 2.8.5
- Resolution fixed deleted
- Status changed from closed to reopened