WordPress is making duplicates / copies of old posts and I can’t figure out why or how. There is no specific rule, they just suddenly pop up out of nowhere. Only thing that makes them stand out is that they are missing thumbnail images, and it seems like images related to article are also duplicated in the media library, but without assigned author and no generated thumbnail.
I’ve checked my
functions.php but there are no operations that deal with “saving” content, only retrieving it (widgets, etc…).
Here is list of extensions that I’m using on my website if it helps :
Advanced Custom Fields PRO Admin Columns AdRotate Professional Category Order and Taxonomy Terms Order Contact Form 7 Cookie Notice Custom Post Type UI Disqus Comment System Fly Dynamic Image Resizer Force Post Title Force Regenerate Thumbnails Jetpack by WordPress.com Newsletters Radio Buttons for Taxonomies Scheduled Post Trigger TinyMCE Advanced TinyMCE Templates WordPress Popular Posts WP Super Cache WP-Polls
From those extensions these are my prime suspects, but I can’t find anyone with the same problem :
Advanced Custom Fields PRO Force Post Title Jetpack by WordPress.com Scheduled Post Trigger
I thought it might have been
Scheduled Post Trigger but I’ve checked the code, and it just sets publish status to articles if publish date is less than current date, so it shouldn’t cause duplicates.
I’m lost with this one.
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