Prevent various properties of child posts from being overwritten. Normally existing children are completely overwritten when updating, but this plugin can restore some of the child post values to their status before the update.
Properties that can be protected
- Attachments – This prevents the attachments on the child post from being automatically deleted upon post update. This might be useful to prevent several posts, that share the same [featured] images, from deleting and duplicating images amongst themselves.
- Custom fields
- Menu Order
- Modification date
- Publish date
- Status – Published, draft, private, etc.
- Post title – The human-readable title of the post. Note that this does not refer to the post slug.
There is also an option to protect the child properties only if the child has been modified.
Comparison of attachment-related plugins
|Feature||Basic||Duplicate Attachments||Protect Child Properties||Update Attachments|
|Keeps existing attachments1||No||No||Choice||✓|
|Thumbnail regeneration speed2||Slow||Fast||Slow||Slow|
|Updates existing files in place||No||No||No||✓|
1 If several posts share the same attachment and it is deleted before broadcasting, the attachment ID will not match that of the newly-copied attachment. Otherwise the automatic deletion of attachments before broadcast is not a problem.
2 Regeneration occurs when an image attachment is copied to the child blog for the first time.