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Admin Post Filter results in no posts found (4 posts)

  1. James Revillini
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    [alleged] BUG: in /wp-admin/edit.php (list of all posts), if i select any of the categories (announcements, press releases, etc.) and click 'filter', i get 'no posts found.' however, from the same page, if i click on the category in the category column for any given post, it shows all the posts for that category.

    NOTES:
    * this seemed to become an issue after upgrading from 2.6 to 2.7, i believe, and has persisted into 2.8.

    * the list of posts on the front end of the site works fine, as does each category page

    * i've tried using batch categories to remove/reapply categories to all posts to no avail

    * i'm well-seasoned in wp structure and php, so i can follow any suggestions pretty well.

  2. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Does the same here, 2.8.4.

    However if you choose a date range, the category filter will work..

    Looks like there is a bug, but alternating between a date range and "all" seems to prompt the filter into working..

  3. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I think i've realised my issue, selecting an empty category...

    wp-admin/edit.php - Line 237

    $dropdown_options = array('show_option_all' => __('View all categories'), 'hide_empty' => 0, 'hierarchical' => 1,
    	'show_count' => 0, 'orderby' => 'name', 'selected' => $cat);

    It's set to allow a filter on empty categories. I'd suggest changing the following....

    'show_count' => 0

    to.

    'show_count' => 1

    That way you can see the count of posts in the categories (at least that way you know if you're selecting an empty category...

    Alternatively change the hide_empty value...

    'hide_empty' => 1

    It's a core file edit yes, but very minor... (proberly on trac already)...

  4. James Revillini
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Thanks for the response. However, in my case the categories all have plenty of posts, which can be seen if I click the post category itself in the post listing.

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