I noticed that {exp:playa:parent_ids} returns the parent ids, even if that parent's entry date is in the future. Isn't it confusing to change the way EE works with future entries?

support answer:

*_ids tags currently don't support the show_future_entries parameter.

There's an upside, though - we are releasing a new Playa version today and this will be fixed in that, so you'll have your issues fixed with the latest version.

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The playa tag supports almost all of EE's channel entry tag parameters out of the box so if you wanted to not show future entries then you just need to add that as a parameter:

{exp:playa:parent_ids show_future_entries="no"}
  • I understand that I can put the parameter to "no", I was just wondering why it's on "yes", it was confusing because {exp:playa:parents} doesn't use the show_future_entries="yes" as default.
    – wietse
    Jul 2, 2013 at 12:14
  • So {exp:playa:parents} doesn't display future entries and {exp:playa:parent_ids} does by default? By default EE doesn't show entries who's date is in the future so if that's the case it could be a bug. Can you confirm that is the case?
    – Ian Young
    Jul 2, 2013 at 12:37
  • That is indeed the case
    – wietse
    Jul 2, 2013 at 12:46
  • If it is a bug then the best bet would be to highlight it as such to the P&T guys who will be able to confirm or provide a fix. Although I can't think of why there may be a good reason while this deviates from regular EE behaviour for this tag.
    – Ian Young
    Jul 2, 2013 at 12:50

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