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Ticket: Ignored channel relationship entries showing old publisher content

Status Resolved
Add-on / Version Publisher Lite 3.9.1
EE Version 7.2.9

Andrew Gunstone

Feb 14, 2023

So this is a bit confusing, but hold with me ...

I have 2 channels ... Pages and Section. Pages is managed by Publisher, and Section is an ignored channel in Publisher. Pages has a relationship field that allows you to select one or many Section entries.

When I edit a Section entry that is supposed to be displayed on one of the Pages entries ... it continues to show the *old* bit of content (a basic WYSIWYG field) on the Pages entry (on the front end), and not the new content. If I look at the Section entry in the CP, it shows the new content correctly.

If I look in the database, the channel_data table shows the *new* content correctly (as expected). The publisher_data table shows the *old* content (as I would expect).

The issue is that when displaying the content on the frontend, it shows the *old* content from the publisher_data field. This only happens with content via a relationship field.

If I display the Section entry directly in a template (not via a relationship field), it shows the correct *new* content.

Hopefully that makes sense.


BoldMinded (Brian)

When you say “via a relationship field” do you mean through a relationship tag?

Are you able to share screenshots of the CP and front-end or make a quick video to help illustrate the issue at hand?


Andrew Gunstone

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BoldMinded (Brian)

I haven’t had a chance to look into this one yet, hopefully in the next couple of days.


BoldMinded (Brian)

On the front-end it’s showing the old content (pulling from the publisher db table instead of the native table b/c the channel is ignored), is it doing this when you try to display the entry in a normal channel:entries tag? Or is it happening only when displaying the entry through a {my_relationship_field} tag pair?


BoldMinded (Brian)

I think this is an easy fix. Instead of sending a whole new build open up the legacy/libraries/hooks/Publisher_relationship_hooks.php file and go to line 459 and you should see this

if (isset($entries[$entryId])) {

Change it to this

if (isset($entries[$entryId]) && !$this->entry->isIgnored($entryId)) {

Andrew Gunstone

Hey Brian,

I’ve given this a quick try … and it seems to work properly! That was indeed an easy fix!



BoldMinded (Brian)

Excellent! I’ve already included this for the next release.

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