Last week I bought smugmug pro to upload all my photos to them. I am using the official plugin, created folders and then put smart galleries into them with the rule that each smart gallery represents a subfolder. That worked perfect.
But now I have the problem, that evetytime I click on an already published smart gallery, lightroom says the photos are modified and has to republish again. Even after creating a new smart collection and publishing them for the first time, immediately after uploading they are shown as "modified" and republished again. This is endless.
A Google search showed a forum Post 4 years ago with this bug. Is it still unfixed after 4 years?
LR does sometimes spuriously marks publish-service photos as Modified, though usually it's a one-time event occurring after an upgrade to a new major version of LR. Republishing the photos once (or manually marking them as published) makes the problem go away (at least for a long time). I don't recall seeing any reports of the misbehavior you're observing, with photos immediately getting marked as Modified.
Adobe hasn't paid any attention over the years to these occasional report, so as a practical matter complaining to Adobe isn't going to solve the issue. I think your only option is to get Smugmug (the developer of the plugin) to pay attention, and if they can diagnose the cause, work with Adobe to fix the bug.
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