August 18, 2005 at 11:03 AM by Dr. Drang
In last night’s incoherent post, I mentioned that the “meta-creation_date” information wasn’t being stripped out of my posts. My workaround was to:
put the meta-creation_date into each of the posts that had had their creation dates trashed during the move from one server to another;
access the site to get the
entries_cacheplugin to update its state file; and
go back to the posts and strip out the meta-date lines.
I needed to do Step 3 because the meta-creation_date line kept showing up in the rendered posts after Step 2, despite my setting the flag in
entries_cache that was supposed to strip them. This morning, with my head a bit clearer, I realized that the
Markdown plugin had been been transforming the post before
entries_cache could get to it. Renaming to
01entries_cache fixed the problem.
So now I’m going to put the meta-creation_date line in all my posts, which will allow them to be moved from server to server, or from directory to diectory, without losing their posting date.