Last Updated on: 23rd May 2022, 02:03 pm
On the blog, we have a related posts plugin. It is supposed to find posts related to what you just read. But for a few weeks, it’s been horking up complete and utter randomness, or so I thought. Although it’s amusing what it brings up, it’s not exactly doing it’s job to the best of its ability.
Then one day, I posted about doing rapid tests, and looked at the related posts that came up. one of them was a post about Wordle, in fact it was my first post about Wordle. Because I’m weird, I remembered that either just before or just after that one, I posted the Aira rapid test tip sheet. And so a theory was born. Maybe somehow, something screwed up how the related posts thingamabob links to posts. Maybe it links by post ID’s, and now it’s one ID off.
To see if I was right, I went to the Wordle post, went down to the previous and next posts. What was the next post? The Aira tip sheet! I sometimes love having a freakish memory. It helps me solve mysteries!
But the bigger mystery is how to fix it! It wasn’t a plugin update that broke it. Was it a PHP update? Something in the database? So we have no idea how to fix it and don’t want to break bigger things trying. So until we figure out an easy fix, I hope this post will help. If you’re really interested in what the related posts are, click on the posts it links to under the “related posts” heading, and then hit the link to the next post under the post navigation heading and voila! But if anyone has any ideas on how to fix it, I’m all ears. Hopefully it’s easy. I don’t like breaky smashy.