Attempting to update a deleted post through the API returns a
500 error. The error is
undefined method 'id' for nil:NilClass. It’s coming from
The problem is that when publishing with the All Users API key the post
update method is calling
post = post.with_deleted if guardian.is_staff?. The deleted post is then being used to trigger a
My reason for wanting to get a better response when a deleted post is updated is so that the WP Discourse plugin can use the response to remove the Discourse metadata it has saved for a post. It’s not safe for the plugin to assume that a
500 response means that the post has been deleted.