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Adding historical news items

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  1. Josh
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    We're building a new site and need to add historical news items that appear on our current site.  I'm having problems getting the correct dates to be used.  It seems everything is dated on the date it's added to the system.  I need to be able to specify a date for news items that is used for the URL, sorting, and display.  I tired making the CreateDate and PublishDate fields visible, but manually editing them did not solve the problem.

    Appreciate the help.
  2. Phill Hodgkinson
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    Hey Josh,

    This bug has been around since the release of 4.0. You can find it in PITS (although things aren't easy to find there) and vote on it. It has quite a few votes compared to other issues but still isn't scheduled for fixing. I'm not sure what the hold up is and why Telerik feels this isn't a serious bug, especially when they want to see people moving their sites form the cheap 3.7 to the expensive 4.0 SF. 

    The only work around right now is to create a custom field and use that. It means that you have to set this date separately and modify all templates used to display news. Then of course should they ever fix it and you wanted to do it the right way you'd have to go back and edit all news items to have the proper published date.

    I know it doesn't help but hopefully it prevents you from wasting too much time on it.

    Here's a related post for your reference: http://www.sitefinity.com/devnet/forums/sitefinity-4-x/bugs-issues/4-1-still-can-t-set-published-date-for-news-items.aspx

    Regards,
    Phill
  3. Steve
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    I had to open up the DB tables directly and painstakingly modify 200 document upload\create dates (still makes me cry thinking about it)

    Should be like an "advanced" area somewhere to denote these fields, or at the very very least perhaps an "Action" on the item once inserted.
  4. Josh
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    Wow.  That stinks.

    Thanks guys.
  5. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hi,

    I want to let you know that we have worked on resolving this issue for the Sitefinity 4.2 SP1 release. From SP1 on you will be able to backdate the news items.

    At any rate it is not recommended that you touch the Database directly. We have a sample on how you can achieve this through API.

    Greetings,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team
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  6. Josh
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    When can we expect the release of the SP?
  7. Radoslav Georgiev
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    Hello Josh,

    The release is scheduled for next week.

    Best wishes,
    Radoslav Georgiev
    the Telerik team
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