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Option to Force users to choose category when posting

  1. lozprotazoa
    Member

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    Insert an admin option to force users to choose a category when they write a post. Rather than posts falling into the default when no category is selected they should be prompted to choose a category before there post could be published.

    Obviously it would be better if this was an option that the admins could switch on or off, when this was switched off it should function as it does currently.

    Background:
    Many of the user of my blogs often forget to choose a category so most of the posts fall into the default category. I'm also reluctant to correct this as it changes the permalink and my blog is indexed by other sites..

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  2. John Blackbourn
    Member

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    I don't like the term "force users to choose a category" ("remind users to choose a category" sounds nicer) but I can see how this would have an advantage on multi-user blogs. Possibly better suited to a plugin than the core, though.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  3. CarltonBale
    Member

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    I forget to choose a category all to often, and have to go back and edit the post. It would be very helpful if WordPress prompted me during those times that I forget, so posts don't go several days without being "uncategorized" until I notice and move them.

    Posted: 7 years ago #
  4. htns
    Member

    12345

    Bump, WordPress really needs a "prompt to choose category" for posters.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  5. whizzybizzy
    Member

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    I agree - I can't find a single plugin that does this.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  6. muymalestado
    Member

    Agree with OP. Lookin' for that elusive technique or plugin.

    Posted: 5 years ago #
  7. Jen Mylo
    Key Master

    12345

    This is plugin territory, as it wouldn't be right for our software to force behavior that is highly optional on most blogs. Closing thread, suggest you bring it up in hackers forum or plugins forum to find collaborators.

    Posted: 5 years ago #

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