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Changes between Version 11 and Version 12 of Ticket #17255, comment 28


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09/04/2019 07:42:46 PM (11 months ago)
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  • Ticket #17255, comment 28

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    33I'm currently working on a site that changes a lot. It's an estate agency site, with content originating from an Expert Agent XML feed. Sometimes content needs auto-publishing to match what appears in the feed, or auto-unpublishing to match what disappears from the feed, but rather than deleting the media and re-downloading it and re-importing it etc if needed again, which is a heavy process and messes with the URLs, I'd rather just turn media into drafts when they've been used before but shouldn't be live right now. Obviously if an image disappears from the feed, and I want it no longer live on my site, there could be something wrong with it, like being out of date or misleading, so I don't want it accessible via public site search or Google or direct link via email or bookmark etc. Still, the process of re-downloading and re-importing is heavy - just changing the status to draft would be so much easier and due to this situation I'm almost certain this feature will exist in future, when WordPress is more developed, else there will be a rival great CMS that does it. I mean what kind of "library" has no shelves? We need a private shelf. Categories wouldn't go amiss either.
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    5 The point raised earlier about private/draft media causing broken links in post content, I look at it the other way around - if someone wants to take an image out of public access, they will currently be likely to delete it, in which case all links pointing to it will be forever broken in related post content, even if the image is re-uploaded (assuming it goes into a different month folder, or has a different -1 or -2 number at the end of the filename due to clashing upload file name), and to fix these broken links we will need to setup redirects (for SEO and UX). But if the image is made draft/private then brought back, the links become instantly valid again - not just from within our own post content, but all the links around the web, in emails, in people's bookmarks, etc - all the links we can't edit will come back to life rather than needing redirects to cure broken links in the event that we want to bring back old media.
     5The point raised earlier about private/draft media causing broken links in post content, I look at it the other way around - if someone wants to take an image out of public access, they will currently be likely to delete it, in which case all links pointing to it will be forever broken in related post content, even if the image is re-uploaded (assuming it goes into a different month folder, or has a different -1 or -2 number at the end of the filename due to clashing upload file names), and to fix these broken links we will need to setup redirects (for SEO and UX). But if the image is made draft/private then brought back, the links become instantly valid again - not just from within our own post content, but all the links around the web, in emails, in people's bookmarks, etc - all the links we can't edit will come back to life rather than needing redirects to cure broken links in the event that we want to bring back old media.