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[resolved] Can't create category (32 posts)

  1. clpo13
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Recently, I upgraded from 2.0.7 to 2.1. When I was using 2.0.7, I could create categories but trying to delete them produced an error in WP which told me I didn't have permission to do that. I was never able to solve that problem.

    Now that I've upgraded to 2.1, I can neither delete nor create categories. Attempting to do both results in WP telling me I don't have permission. What could be going wrong here? I'm the admin of my blog and I'm fairly sure all my file permissions are set correctly. Why can't I add new categories?

  2. gaboinked
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I installed a clean version of 2.1 and can't create post categories from either the post itself, or from the Manage Categories options. It does not give me any error messages or notices.

    I am affraid that I may have jumped into the new version a bit too soon.

    Is there an explanation for this in the case I have configured something ncorrectly?

  3. Aniket
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    same here too i cannot create categories ,their is a work around download a plugin called category manger

  4. clmyers
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No solution, just saying I'm having the same problem.

  5. deko
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had the same problem. I'm not sure why, but after I replaced all the core files with a newly downloaded batch, it began working.

    This was not a re-install - I simply uploaded all new core files to my install directory on the server.

  6. neofufalum
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had the same problem. I installed version 2.1.

  7. neofufalum
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Which ones are the core files?

  8. deko
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Core files are everything except what's in your wp-content folder (and your wp-config.php file)

    After I installed 2.1, the first problem I had was not being able to add categories.

    So I re-downloaded everything and re-uploaded all core files to my server... worked for me.

  9. spacerog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have the same problem. Not only did I download new copies of the files but I deleted all my old files and deleted my orginal database and started all over. Still can not create catagories. Can't create users from the Admin interface either.

    - SR

  10. spacerog
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I installed the Manage Catagories plugin which seems to have solved my problem. My default install of WordPress would not allow me to create catagories or new users. I installed the plugin, created a catagory, then deactived the plugin and I could then create catagories and users the correct way. Yeah! thanks.

    Catagory manage can be found here
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/94406?replies=10#post-514290

    - SR

  11. ssouci
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Cannot believe there is no solution for this... adding a new category seems to be at the very heart of WP functionality!

    Feb-11-2007 I just did fresh install of WP 2.1 (via Fantastico at Lunarpages hosting). Install went well and quickly. Was able to access admin panel and make a few test changes, BUT cannot create a new category. When I try to to so by entering category name, etc. and then hitting submit, NOTHING happens (no error, no new category). Checking the published site confirms no new category created.

    I tried full WP delete and another fresh install, but exact same problem.

    Installing a plugin for this as suggested above seems crazy! This is a basic WP function.

    Anyone have an explanation or fix?

    Thanks!

  12. ssouci
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    further to my post above...

    - I'm using Win XP, SP2
    - have tried using both MSIE 6 and Firefox
    - I'm logged in as the administrator, and have also tried logging in as an editor
    - have alternatively tried to create a new category from the "make a new post" screen

    in each case, I have the same problem > I simply can't create any new categories, no matter what

    HELP! my launch onto WordPress has been a disaster so far

    PS: I ran an earlier version of WP just 2 months ago to test it out (using exact same method via Fantastico) and it worked just fine

    thx!

  13. clpo13
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I tried the solution spacerog posted above and now I can add, delete, and edit categories. Still no word on why I couldn't in the first place, but at least I have a workaround.

  14. Bartles
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've been having the same issues. I couldn't create categories (among other things) and could not ever logout (it would always take me to the dashboard page). I could always tell when it was acting up since when I would attempt to navigate away from a given page a little warning box would come up (ie "are you SURE you want to leave this page yada yada")

    Somehow I figured out something that works for me. I realized that I was logging in via domain.com/wp-login.php. I started logging in via domain.com/wp-admin/ instead and everything works perfectly. No clue why this might help, but hopefully this works for others as well.

    Cheers
    B.

  15. dunnerz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Same problem here - can't create new categories!!!

    (going to try and put them in the database myself, but can't help feel this isn't the correct solution!)

  16. Mojeaux
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have this problem also after the upgrade. I am using FF 1.5.03.

    My workaround solution is to disable Java and JavaScript for the time that I am creating and editing categories, then turn them back on once I'm finished working with categories.

    In FF: Tools --> Options --> Content --> Enable Java/Enable Javascript.

    HTH for now.

    Mojo

  17. caynan
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think I have the solution! This one has been bugging me for a couple days. I noticed when attempting to edit categories, the address in the FF/IE address bar was "http://mysite.com/wp-admin/categories.php", but in the WordPress Options tab I set "http://www.mysite.com" for both "WordPress Address" and "Blog Address". Changing both of these fields to "http://mysite.com" (deleting the "www.") fixed all of the problems I was having.

    Hope this works for everybody else with the stupid "Are you sure you want to navigate..." problem.

  18. szkIarz
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Maybe is installed php5-suhosin (Hardened-PHP)?

  19. trimidium
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    what a crock, I finally decided to convert 3 of my sections to wordpress and put this version on only to not be able to use the program's interface to make and delete categories.

    Clean install caused this. I even tried to chmod my entire directory to 777, but that didn't help!!!

  20. king-abc
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Ok I figured out why the categories problem occurs. If you are using a plugin called permalink redirect, DEACTIVATE IT. The www redirect will redirect ALL your pages including your wp admin, includes, content. This will cause some javascripts to stop working.

    The redirect plugin worked with older versions of WP but not with the latest one.

  21. alexo05
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Hi all

    I too can't create new categoreis.

    I've tried that plugin recomended above, and although once I added and activate it, it allows me to create new categories; once I deactivate it, WP won't allow me to create via the default way.

    What's more, when I try to create a category, and I click on the "Add Category" button, nothing happens. But when I try to navigate away, WP asks me to confirm that I do indeed want to navigate away from the page.

    Dunno if this is a tell-tale sign of what's going on.

    Has anyone searched the trac for a similar problem?

  22. alexo05
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Scratch that. The following workaround worked for me:

    Log in with admin;
    Assign another user in your WP install Administration privileges;
    Log off admin / log in with other user;
    Give the admin a user lesser priviliges (i made it an editor);
    Update;
    Give admin, administrator privileges again; Update again;
    Log off other user;
    log in admin.

    You should be able to create categories now. This is the "reaffirm admin privileges" solution found here.

    I'm not sure why this happening. But it's very odd.

    I think the devs are on it, tho.

  23. icesar
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Eureka! That's it!! Thanks caynan.

    The problem I was having is that my host is set up to always redirect to http://domain.com but in the admin panel under Options I had http://www.domain.com for both URLs. Removing the "www" fixed the problem.

    Yea!

  24. Amrak
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Thank you Bartles!!!!!
    His/Her suggestion totally worked:

    "Somehow I figured out something that works for me. I realized that I was logging in via domain.com/wp-login.php. I started logging in via domain.com/wp-admin/ instead and everything works perfectly. No clue why this might help, but hopefully this works for others as well."

  25. smijos
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    It's the www. I had domain.com in both urls, but my crappy setup adds the www to the address bar when I login and so I had to remove it manually after login.

  26. smijos
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    this topic should be set to resolved

  27. clpo13
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #


  28. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    No, I'm still having this problem.

    Any page under "edit" asks me before leaving if I want to.

    When trying to add a category either way NOTHING happens.

    I originally had NO www in the admin, but I had my host set it to always add www. But I fixed it in options, it asked me to log in again, and I still have the problem.

    Actually it only prompts me if I want to leave if I attempted to make a change.

    I also cannot delete any posts. They appear to be deleted, but then I'm prompted when I leave the page. And when I go back to the page they're back. Never actually deleted.

    PHP 5, too.

    So what was this solution?

    This topic is resolved, but my problem isn't. If I start a new post, no one will reply. What can I do?!

    I also can't post with WSIWYG, it deletes all my writing.

    Fairly new install. Got one post up, then everything went wrong.

  29. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I checked PHPMyAdmin and the URL change took. Hmm. I was hoping I could have just changed it there.

  30. ColourDreamer
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Okay it's resolved. I needed to delete cache. (Found that in a topic about not being able to delete posts.)

    I suspect THAT was wp-cache acting up again. That plugin has given me nothing but problems. Don't use it!

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