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Blog slug doesn't contain a date

I've set up my blog and have created a page to show individual posts in Perch Runway. The problem is that they date isn't being prepended to the slug.

In Perch Runway settings I have:

Blog post page path: /blog/{postSlug}
Slug format: %Y-%m-%d-{postTitle}

My routes for the post display page are:

blog/[slug:s]
blog/[slug:s]/[preview:preview]

In the portion of diagnostics related to the blog I see:

perch_blog_update: 5.6
perch_blog_post_url: /blog/{postSlug}
perch_blog_site_name: Ovia Health Resources & Research
perch_blog_slug_format: %Y-%m-%d-{postTitle}

And yet, no date is being appended to the slug, so posts with the same name aren't unique.

My debug message is:

Debug Message - Perch Runway 3.1.1
[29] SELECT p.pagePath, pr.routePattern, pr.routeRegExp, p.pageTemplate, pr.routeOrder, s.settingValue AS siteOffline FROM perch3_pages p LEFT JOIN perch3_page_routes pr ON p.pageID=pr.pageID LEFT JOIN perch3_settings s ON s.settingID='siteOffline' UNION SELECT NULL AS pagePath, pr2.routePattern, pr2.routeRegExp, pr2.templatePath AS pageTemplate, pr2.routeOrder, NULL AS siteOffline FROM perch3_page_routes pr2 WHERE templateID!=0 ORDER BY routeOrder ASC, pagePath ASC
Matched route: blog/[slug:s]
Using master page: /templates/pages/blog/post.php
Page arguments:
Array
(
    [0] => /blog/infertility-and-patient-focused-care
    [s] => infertility-and-patient-focused-care
    [1] => infertility-and-patient-focused-care
)
[34] SELECT DISTINCT settingID, settingValue FROM perch3_settings WHERE userID=0
[1] SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT tbl.* FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, main.*, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch3_blog_index idx JOIN perch3_blog_posts main ON idx.itemID=main.postID AND idx.itemKey='postID' JOIN perch3_blog_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey='postID' AND idx2.indexKey='_id' WHERE 1=1 AND ((idx.indexKey='postSlug' AND idx.indexValue='infertility-and-patient-focused-care')) AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey=idx2.itemKey GROUP BY idx.itemID, idx2.indexValue, postID ) as tbl WHERE (postStatus='Published' AND postDateTime<='2018-05-16 19:18:00' ) GROUP BY itemID, sortval ORDER BY sortval ASC LIMIT 0, 10
[1] SELECT FOUND_ROWS() AS `count`
[1] Using template: /templates/blog/meta_head.html
[9] SELECT * FROM perch3_blog_authors ORDER BY authorFamilyName, authorGivenName ASC
[1] SELECT * FROM perch3_blog_sections ORDER BY sectionTitle ASC
[2] SELECT * FROM perch3_blogs ORDER BY blogTitle ASC
[34] SELECT DISTINCT settingID, settingValue FROM perch3_settings WHERE userID=0
[2] SELECT regionKey, regionHTML FROM perch3_content_regions WHERE regionPage='/blog/post' OR regionPage='*' ORDER BY regionPage DESC
[1] SELECT blogID FROM perch3_blogs WHERE blogSlug='blog' LIMIT 1
[1] SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS DISTINCT tbl.* FROM ( SELECT idx.itemID, main.*, idx2.indexValue as sortval FROM perch3_blog_index idx JOIN perch3_blog_posts main ON idx.itemID=main.postID AND idx.itemKey='postID' JOIN perch3_blog_index idx2 ON idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey='postID' AND idx2.indexKey='_id' WHERE 1=1 AND ((idx.indexKey='postSlug' AND idx.indexValue='infertility-and-patient-focused-care')) AND idx.itemID=idx2.itemID AND idx.itemKey=idx2.itemKey GROUP BY idx.itemID, idx2.indexValue, postID ) as tbl WHERE ( blogID=1 AND postStatus='Published' AND postDateTime<='2018-05-16 19:18:00' ) GROUP BY itemID, sortval ORDER BY sortval ASC LIMIT 0, 10
[1] SELECT FOUND_ROWS() AS `count`
[1] Using template: /templates/blog/post.html
Using sub-template: /templates/content/blocks/blog/text_block.html
Using sub-template: /templates/content/blocks/blog/text-over-3-links.html
Using sub-template: /templates/content/blocks/blog/pullquote.html
Using sub-template: /templates/content/blocks/blog/full-width-image.html

I tried adding a custom token, as in the Perch Runway Blog instructions, but that didn't help.

I feel like I'm missing something very obvious, but have been staring at it for far too long.

Timothy Swan

Timothy Swan 0 points

  • 1 week ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2530 points
Perch Support

Have you created a post since changing the slug format?

Yes, no date. I'm truly puzzled.

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2530 points
Perch Support

Can you give an example of the title and the slug value you're getting as a result?

I just created a post titled "Just one more test". The slug value that I'm getting is "/blog/just-one-more-test".

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2530 points
Perch Support

Can you post your diagnostics report?

Sure, here you go:

Perch Runway: 3.1.1, PHP: 7.0.30, MySQL: mysqlnd 5.0.12-dev - 20150407 - $Id: b5c5906d452ec590732a93b051f3827e02749b83 $, with PDO
Server OS: Linux, cgi-fcgi
Installed apps: content (3.1.1), assets (3.1.1), categories (3.1.1), perch_blog (5.6.1), pipit_sharing (1.2.0)
App runtimes: <?php $apps_list = array( 'perch_blog', 'pipit_sharing', 'categories', ); ?>
PERCH_LOGINPATH: /perch
PERCH_PATH: /home/taswan/ovia.timswan.com/perch
PERCH_CORE: /home/taswan/ovia.timswan.com/perch/core
PERCH_RESFILEPATH: /home/taswan/ovia.timswan.com/perch/resources
Image manipulation: GD Imagick
PHP limits: Max upload 64M, Max POST 65M, Memory: 90M, Total max file upload: 64M
F1: 3b606135b33e6a102526838f4152a807
Resource folder writeable: Yes
SCRIPT_NAME: /perch/core/settings/diagnostics/index.php
REQUEST_URI: /perch/core/settings/diagnostics/
DOCUMENT_ROOT: /home/taswan/ovia.timswan.com
HTTP_HOST: ovia.timswan.com
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2530 points
Perch Support

That looks fine. Does the post date otherwise save correctly? Can you display it in the template?

Yes, the post date displays in the template using the field id "postDateTime".

Do I need to add a custom token in the runway.config?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2530 points
Perch Support

No, that's only for specifying routes, not generating the slug.

Weird. Really weird.