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    Ben
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    Scenario:

    1 – User submits new product on January 1st, product is approved and published.
    2 – User revises product on April 1st with a new price, product is approved and published.

    Problem:

    The publish date changes to April 1st, instead of January 1st, causing the product to show up as “New” again, when it is in fact old.

    Is there a way to change this so that the original publish date is preserved? Vendors seem to have figured out the “how to edit all their products to show up on the front page under new again” trick.

    Thanks

    Ben

    #20412

    Mahi
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    Possible solutions:

    1. Do Not allow user's to edit their publish post/product

    2. Even if you allow them to edit, do not make post auto publish (after edit), put it on pending mode then as admin you publish it but as always you can change publish date from admin area.

    – meantime I am going to forward this to developer team, if they can overwrite WordPress function any chance.

    #20417

    Ben
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    Post count: 14

    Thanks Mahi.

    I have to allow edits. Vendors never input the right stuff the first time and always revise. ๐Ÿ™‚

    I do set posts back to pending, and approve them, but of course it's not easy to find the original publish date only the last revision which isnt the same thing, of course. So if someone wants to see “downloads older than a year” then it wouldnt be proper going by the last revision date as the new publish date.

    Thanks!

    Ben

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