Earlier this year, after basically two decades of searching, I finally had an internal backlinks solution thanks to an arduous process involving ChatGPT. It solved one of my two longstanding needs when it came to blogging.

What the bot eventually came up with was a process by which when a new post links to old posts, records are kept using post metadata on both the linking post and the linked posts, that then can be called through another function.

Then suddenly today along comes Terence Eden to reveal a solution that involves nothing more that native use of WP_Query, something that ChatGPT never once suggested.

I do wonder to what exent that’s because I was asking for a way to “track” internal backlinks, not simply generate and display them?

I’m not sure yet whether or not I’ll switch over. I’d be interested to know what sort of performance hit there is, or isn’t, running a search query like that every time a post loads, although maybe that might be offset if you’re using a caching plugin?

At any rate, I don’t know if the latest iteration of ChatGPT would have thought of this, but the freely-available version certainly did not. I’m not sure what if anything that tells us about A.I. in its current forms.