content gets saved as nil

I have run into a rather unusual situation and I can’t seem to figure out why this is happening:

I have a User model:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :posts, dependent: :destroy
end

And a Post model:

class Post < ActiveRecord::Base
  attr_accessor :  content
belongs_to :  user
default_scope{order('created_at DESC')}

  #validations
  validates(:content, presence: true, length: {maximum: 140})
  validates(:user_id, presence: true)
end

My migration for posts looks like this:

require_relative '20150405091935_create_posts'
class FixPosts < ActiveRecord::Migration
  def change
revert CreatePosts #this was the original migration w/o a user reference

    create_table :posts do |t|
      t.belongs_to :user, index: true
      t.string :      content
t.integer :
      user_id
t.timestamps null: false
    end
  end
end
  • The schema generated seems to be in order
  • post validations are in place and work fine (my specs are passing and I have done some manual testing in the console)
    The issue

I create a post

user = User.first
user.posts.create(content: "This is a post.")
=> true

however when I print it out I get the following:

#<Post:0x007fc1a0f1d628
  id: 1,
  user_id: 1,
  content: nil,
  created_at: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:45:38 UTC +00:00,
  updated_at: Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:45:38 UTC +00:00>]

the content is lost and returns a nil.

What is going on here? Am I missing something?

Any help will be appreciated!

Thank you for your time.

Please let me know if any additional info. is required. You can also see the entire code base here:

https://github.com/arumoy-shome/prilepins_strength_program

I have run into a rather unusual situation and I can't seem to figure out
why this is happening:

I have a User model:

class User < ActiveRecord::Base
  has_many :posts, dependent: :destroy
end

And a Post model:

class Post < ActiveRecord::Base
  attr_accessor :content

That should either be attr_accessible or for rails 4 use strong parameters.

Colin