Expiration custom field always set to empty when publishing
I am using Sitefinity 5.2 and have an issue with 'Custom fields for news'.
In the default News item without adding any custom fields, I can save 'Expiration Date' through "More actions - Publish/Unpublish on specific Date" feature. I would like visually show those fields in "Edit a news" and "Create a news" backend page so that I changed Appearance of ExpirationDate and PublicationDate to "All screens where you work with news in the Backend". After this changes, I can see Publication and Expiration Date fields on the Backend pages; however, expiration date field always set to empty when the existing or new news items have been published. At this time, "More actions - Publish/Unpublish on specific Date" feature doesn't work either.
Could anyone help me to resolve this feature??
I think overall Custom field feature has a bug in Sitefinity 5.2
I changed 'PublicationDate' field to visible on Blog Posts. When I view in backend, I can see the modified publication date and time; however, 'BlogPosts' widget keep showing the date and time before I modified. As same as News custom field, everything is fine when I use "More actions - Publish/Unpublish on specific Date"
I am wondering whether I doing wrong with custom field settings or Bugs in the custom field....
I was able to reproduce the behavior with the Expiration Date. However I need to make some more tests regarding the problem. I will get back to you tomorrow with an updated information. Furthermore, I will test the behavior with the PublicationDate and Blog Posts widget.
Thank you for the understanding.
All the best,
the Telerik team
@Stefani: I am still waiting for your updated info....
Also, there is another bug when publish existing a news item that already has expiration date.
Here is what I tested:
1. Created a NewsItem, went to "Action - Publish/Unpublish on Specific date", set both Publication and Expiration date, and saved (IMG1).
2. In backend News grid, I could see expiration was saved properly (IMG2)
3. went back to the item and clicked "Publish" without any midification.
4. In backend, the year of expiration date was changed to "0000" (IMG3)
5. In edit mode, expiration date field changed to empty.
I cannot give my backend users to publish news items with this very limited restriction of expiration date feature.
Please resolve this issue soon as possible and respond to me.