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Media disappears when saving a post

  • Hey,

    This is a repost from of an issue I’m also experiencing. No solution has been shared yet. Hope I can get some help here 🙂

    I think i found a bug. A client was doing these steps and i was able to reproduce it.

    – she logged in and pressed edit at a post that i made (so she’s editing it as a different user than the user that created it)
    – opened the ‘media’ page in a new tab
    – uploaded 5 images
    – went back to the other tab, added the images to an ACF (Advanced Custom Fields) repeater field
    – pressed update

    Then all images vanished, and also from the media library. When i opened a page where i can add an ACF page link, all these images where listed as pages / inherit. So i think ‘Post type switcher’ changes the status/type of the attachment.
    It must have to do with ‘Post type switcher’ because i repeated these steps again and again with a backup of the database, and when i disabled ‘Post type switcher’ the problem disappeared.

    A screencast showing it:

    Any ideas?


  • I would comment out line 90 of the post type switcher plugin

    add_filter( 'wp_insert_attachment_data', array( $this, 'override_type' ), 10, 2 );

    I don’t see any reason why anyone would want to change the post type of attachments.

    Honestly, the plugin has not been updated in over a year, not even to update the tested up to value, and from the looks of the support forum it is not getting any. I wouldn’t use this plugin at all. If you really need this then I’d deactivate this plugin and only activate it when needed. How often do post types need to be switched?

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