Today, after many months of procrastination, I’ve implemented a small change to my oik-clone plugin that should significantly improve my publishing process. oik-clone now has the ability to automatically re-clone content with newly added (uncloned) featured images.
The primary purpose is to ensure that the target system has the correct ID for the featured image.
|Original process||New process|
|Create the content.||Same|
|Upload and attach the featured image.||Same|
|View the content.||Same|
|In the output of the [clone] shortcode select the post and the child attachment to clone. Click on clone||Same.|
|Edit the content – check the SEO meta description, correct a typo or something, update the taxonomies then update.||No need to edit. You’re done.|
|View the content again.|
|Clone the content again.|
Clone/cloned output before cloning
Post without a featured image. Note: post ID 50 was extracted from the github shortcode. It’s a red herring I’ve learnt to live with.