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Can't set categories (24 posts)

  1. klopp1991
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can't set the categorie in other posts

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/feedwordpress/

  2. joethepro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I can confirm that there is an issue here. I can pull in new posts from feeds, but they aren't getting assigned to the proper category. I checked there setting too - and they should all be getting assigned categories (for a custom post type).

  3. joethepro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    It looks like radgeek is already trying to address this. I pulled the latest version off of github and it is working again.
    https://github.com/radgeek/feedwordpress

  4. joethepro
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    Actually I spoke too soon. When I did a manual update it looks like it might have set the categories, but it's not doing it on my cron updates.

  5. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have to disable the plug-in to make any changes to the categories and tags. I have disabled all other plugins but the problem persists: categories simply do not work when the FeedWordPress is activated.

    Has anyone found a fix for this?

  6. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I have been struggling to fix this problem without success.

    Am I the only one with this problem?

    What happened to "mutual aid?"

    Can someone please put me out of my misery?

    Please.

    Thank you.

  7. YourTraces
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I do have the same problem. Filtering by categories does not work anymore. Seems to be a major bug.

  8. AndyH13
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    I've been trying to figure out why categories don't work on my testing server for the longest time. Disabling this plugin lets them work, but since the site is mainly an RSS feed blog I'm not sure what to do. Strangely enough the actual live version of the site does not have this problem. Anyone have any clues or ideas?

  9. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Right, I can confirm this is a bug related to FWP. I was having problems on a new site, so I was able to re-do the site and start from scratch. Sure enough, as soon as I activated the FWP plugin, my categories and tags showed missing Posts.

    Since the data is still all in the database, I suspect it is a filter problem related to FWP.

  10. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AndyH13 can you please elaborate on "Strangely enough the actual live version of the site does not have this problem." It sounds like it is working for you in one environment but not another. Is that correct? If so, have you found what the difference between your test and live environment is?

    Does anyone have this plug-in working as advertised?

  11. AndyH13
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AmiG Correct, the version of the site that is currently hosted by hostgator does not have the problem. I used a plugin called "wordpress duplicator" to move the site on to a local installation of XAMPP on a windows 7 machine and categories on that site no longer work. One other plugin, better WP-security broke in a fairly major way but that's another story, I doubt it affected the FWP plugin.

    Now I also created a second local wordpress install to demo a new theme for the site, and installed everything fresh, including FWP. Categories and tags work fine on this site at the moment. I'm not very well versed in php/mysql, only enough to use other people's code and tinker a bit, and I'm also new to wordpress as a backend, but I'll try looking a little closer to see if I can find any discrepancies.

  12. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AndyH13 Thanks...I'll have to check if it could be a hosting-related anomaly. Given there are so many users of the plug-in, and that categorization is a core FWP feature, perhaps the relatively few people reporting an issue suggest the problem is environmental and not the plug-in. Who knows?

    BTW, WordPress Duplicator is a fantastic plug-in. I love it. Interestingly enough I had an issue with creating packages and it turned out to be a PHP version problem with my host 1and1. I'm wondering if something could be the similar with FWP.

    Ah, nothing quite the blind leading the blind, is there?

  13. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AmiG: Yes, blind leading the blind is how I feel sometimes on these issues :)

    I do not believe there are relatively few people with this problem. Instead, I think many people are unaware of the source of the problem.

    We manage dozens of *very* large WP sites for clients in English and Chinese. About 20 use FWP, and most have had issues in recent months where their tags/categories are missing. This has been a problem not only on ongoing sites where we upgraded FWP, but also on new/fresh sites that installed FWP. But you are correct that it has not happened on all systems. But we usually run the same Ubuntu OS with the same versions of MySQL/Apache/PHP regardless of the site, so those variables are the same.

    I did not stumble on FWP being the source of this problem until a few days ago even though we have been struggling with this issue for months. We have posted forum help requests on wpmudev.org and other sites asking for help on related matters not knowing it was a FWP issue. We also searched online for things like "category tag problem when import WordPress" and found lots of issues that seemed identical to ours but those users also did not state they used FWP -- I now think at least some were using FWP but were unaware that it was a FWP issue.

    The good news is the moment FWP is deactivated, WP runs smoothly and fine. So, we are focused now on removing FWP form all client sites and replacing with one of the other plugins. I have been suggesting FWP to clients for a few years and will continue to do so when this issue seems fixed.

  14. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @WPChina Thank you for saving me a few hours chasing my tail.

    I am in a similar situation supporting a number of client sites. The problem not only effects categories and tags but other plug-ins like faceted search. The less than perfect solution is to manually update categories and tags w/ FWP deactivated, and only reactivate it to refresh the feeds. Clearly, this becomes almost impossible once you have five or six sites on the go.

  15. YourTraces
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Hi all.

    I found a solution - some kind of workaround.

    I played with all kind of settings and found out that WordPress and feedwordpress work as expected if switch of "Optimize IN clauses" in the Performance Settings of feedwordpress.

    Nevertheless this workaround works I appreciate a version with a bugfix.

  16. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @YourTraces: you are correct!! :)

    Yes, I disabled that feature and now everything seems to work fine for FWP. I will do more testing.

    This "Optimize IN clauses" is a relatively new feature (maybe only about 6months?) so this is maybe why some configs are harmed and others are not by it.

  17. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @YourTraces BRILLIANT! Thank you. You have taken FWP out of second gear and into overdrive. Really appreciate your help.

  18. AndyH13
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Oh man, thanks a lot. Now I remember turning that on in the first test site, the one with the problem. Good job tracking that down, thanks so much! Crossing fingers for a bug fix (although the feature doesn't seem to be too important).

  19. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Well, it's is fixed but only up to a point.

    Searching/sorting by categories and tags still doesn't work. I've disabled faceted search plug-ins and still cannot search and sort.

    With FWP disabled everything works as expected. Searching and sorting by category and tags...no problem.

    Any ideas? I've spent altogether too long trying to get this plug-in to work. Any pointers would be appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

  20. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AmiG: you mean if you visit yourdomain.com/tag/tag-name you see no posts displayed? And that is what is displays after you disable "Optimize IN clauses"? Is there a chance your cache is still active and you are still seeing cached pages? I am unsure what else could be the problem at this stage.

  21. AmiG
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @WPChina Correct. Both http://domain.com/tag/tag-name and http://domain.com/category/cat-name return the loop-no-post page.

    I have cleared the cache and optimized the database with no effect. Everything works w/ FWP disabled.

  22. AndyH13
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    AmiG have you tried reinstalling the plugin entirely? I'm not sure if it will work but might be worth a shot if you haven't yet.

  23. WPChina
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    @AmiG: hmmm that is odd. Over the past few weeks when you had the problem do you remember trying to fix it by adding filters or plugins that limit/filter/omit categories/tags? I did that myself and uninstalled them when we found the solution. I would follow @AndyH13's advice and uninstall/reinstall it and also look through your wp_options for any fwp rows too and delete those.

  24. sLa NGjI's
    Member
    Posted 11 months ago #

    Same problem ...

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