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Fix layout issue with Academia theme #2773

merged 4 commits into from Oct 15, 2019


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alexsanford commented Aug 19, 2019

Fixes #2771

The Problem

The Academia theme, as per the issue linked above, seemed to have problems with our theme compatibility code. This stemmed from the fact that when we use a "dummy post" for rendering, we give it an ID of 0. Something about this made the theme behave unexpectedly.

I traced it through to the fetching of metadata, and I'm thinking it is related to this code, which returns false instead of an empty string when the object ID is 0. Also, the theme itself has some conditional logic that checks specifically for an empty string, so when get_metadata returns false, it will behave differently than when the meta does not exist (see #).

The Solution

The solution I'm attempting here is to set the "dummy post" ID to a valid, non-zero number. That said, I do not want to set it to a number that is being used as a valid ID in the database, because I feel like that could cause other problems. Instead, I fetch the largest post ID currently in the database and add 1. This query should only be run once per request (I think?) so the performance penalty should be negligible.

Testing Instructions

  • See #2771 to test on Academia.
  • We should test archive pages on several themes to make sure that the ID change doesn't cause some other unexpected behaviour.
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pgk left a comment

Works as advertised -- No broken layout on the archive page. I see some failing tests around the post id being nonzero, once those are amended, I think :shipit:


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alexsanford commented Aug 20, 2019

Got the tests passing and fixed an issue exposed by another test (explicit check for ID of 0).

On the surface, I think this one is ready to go!

That said, let's hold off until the next release so we can get some more 👀 on it, and more testing 🙂

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donnapep left a comment

Tested on a bunch of themes and it looks good to me!

jom approved these changes Oct 15, 2019
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jom left a comment

Looks good to me!

@donnapep donnapep merged commit e32087b into master Oct 15, 2019
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@donnapep donnapep changed the title Set dummy post ID to the next available post ID Fix layout issue with Academia theme Oct 16, 2019
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