Okay, puzzle solutions. When I asked readers to suggest improvements for the new site, the most common request was that a solution box be provided with each puzzle on the main page, so that one could reach each solution with a single click.
Actually, we can do this now:
Why did the chicken cross the road?
My workaround has been to put the solution on a separate page. This way I can publish a puzzle on the homepage and syndicate it safely to RSS and email, but then everyone has to click through to the post page in order to see the solution, which is clumsy.
I want to improve this, but I can’t think of a fix that meets all the requirements:
The Random Item button draws randomly from the main WordPress database, so I can’t afford to have the solutions floating around in there as separate posts. (That’s how we used to do it.) In a nutshell, what we need is a way to include a hidden solution with each puzzle, as above, but in a way that will be preserved reliably in RSS.
What do you think?