Publish On and WP 2.9

Publish On

I haven't published this yet !

Did you start any draft posts between 2.9 and 2.9.1?   Have you noticed when you go back to those drafts, finish the post and publish they seemed to disappear, kinda?

I’ve had that happen on a couple of my blogs.   I tend to take ideas and quickly start a post.   Sometimes from the quickpress editor on the dashboard I’ll jot down a few key points to the post and give it a title.   Later I’ll come back and flesh out the post, add the images and publish.

But a couple of weeks back a post I started on January 1, 2010 but published last week simply disappeared.   It wasn’t on the home page.   I checked and found that when I hit publish it had the January 1 date set as the publish date instead of the typical Publish immediately.   It only took a couple of seconds to edit the post and make it current.

I’ve found 4 draft posts with the publish date already set to the day I started the post.   Since the 2.9.1 upgrade I haven’t noticed this annoying gnat.

Therefore, check your draft posts.   If you see something like the image at the right you should edit the date before you publish the post.

Just a Lab heads-up.   You don’t have to write it again, you have to find it.


  1. Thanks for the heads up, will check it out then. Congratulations on your site, quite informative!!!