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Check marks stopped working (24 posts)

  1. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hello,

    AVH Extended Categories Widgets plugin was working perfectly well until today when I updated it with 3.8.3.

    Now I still have some of the categories checked and the option 'Show selected categories only' checked, but I get ALL the categories in sidebars (seems like check marks are ignored); also 'Show post counts' and 'Show RSS Feed' are unchecked though now are showing.

    Is it possible to get everything back? Or should I restore from back-up now?

    Thanks.

    Great plugin though! Fully corresponds my needs!

    Nadya

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/extended-categories-widget/

  2. fredwier
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Here the same... I went back to the earlier version and everything is ok again.

  3. yoramzara
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Same here. 3.8.2 works. 3.8.3 does not

  4. kdskd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Me, too.

  5. clenzltd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Hi Guys

    Just updated my plugin and now my website is a complete mess. Same problems as above. RSS, post count and unchecked categories showing.

    Pending a fix how do I reload the previous version?

    http://www.clenz.co.uk/

  6. fredwier
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    To: Clenztld

    If you have a backup, just copy the files from:

    "/wp-content/plugins/extended-categories-widget"

    Regards,

    Fred

  7. clenzltd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Ok - will try that. Thanks.

  8. clenzltd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I only have a .gz file backed up that I can't open.

    Have tried to do this using Filezilla - not sure what to do without reloading my whle website and losing all the latest changes.

  9. clenzltd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    THANK YOU

    Just noticed 3.8.4 is available and has fixed the bug.

    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU

  10. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    My apologies.

    This is fixed in 3.8.4 that I just released.

  11. kdskd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thanks.

  12. fredwier
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Still the same problem, even after upgrading to 3.8.4...

  13. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Thank you, Peter, 3.8.4 is much better now.

    Check marks work, but not completely: if I enable 'Show selected categories only' and 'Hide empty categories', even non-empty categories are hidden (though one of them appears - I don't understand why this specific category is shown, while others are hidden).

    If 'Hide empty categories' is disabled, 'Show selected categories only' check-mark works properly.

    Thanks again!

    Nadya

  14. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    @ngootkina Weird cause on my local machine it works as it's supposed to.
    What other checkmarks have you set?

    @fredwier Which widget do you have a problem with? What's the WordPress version? I see that your 112WerkForum.nl runs WordPress < 3.6 or is it a different site you have problems with?

  15. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Check marks set:
    Show selected categories only
    Hide empty categories

    Other settings:
    How many levels to show - All levels/Toplevel only (doesn't matter, behaves the same in both cases)
    Sort by: ID
    sort order: Ascending
    Display style: list

    It seems to me, the matter is with categories/subcategories.

    On left sidebar I have just categories to show, they are fine while checking 'Hide empty categories'; but on right sidebar I have parent categories which hold subcategories. Some of these parent categories are empty. When I use check mark 'Hide empty categories', only one category stays, though there are more non-empty parent categories.

  16. clenzltd
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    @ngootkina:

    I have my plugin checked to "Show selected categories only" and not checked to "Hide empty categories" as I don't have any empty categories. It works fine.

    Maybe if you don't have any empty categories this could be a workaround for you?

  17. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    @clenzltd:

    That's exactly what I do. :)

    I just leave empty categories shown for the time being. Not a big deal.

  18. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    @ngootkina So when the parent category is empty it won't show the children even though they are not empty?

  19. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    My situation is a bit different. I have the following categories structure:

    (Year is a parent category)

    2013 - Child Category1
    - Child Category2
    2012 - Child Category3
    - Child Category4
    2011 - Child Category5
    - Child Category6
    2010 - Child Category7
    - Child Category8
    2009
    2008

    2009 and 2008 are the only two empty. Just now I realized that they have no children (they suppose to have, so I wrongly considered them as parents too)

    The following categories are checked: 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008.

    Other checkmarks: 'Show selected categories only', 'Toplevel only', 'Hide empty categories'.

    In this case only category 2011 is shown by some reason, others are hidden.

    So, I just disable 'Hide empty categories', then everything works fine.

    I hope that helps and does not sound too confusing.

    Thank you!

  20. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    But are there any posts that have the category 2013?

    With that I mean actually that category, not implied through the children. If you check the option "Show post counts", what is the post count for the categories 2013,2012,2010,2009,2008?

  21. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    I made it in the way, that parent categories have no posts.

    Only children categories do.

    That means, categories 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008 have no posts; but Child Category1, Child Category2 etc. have posts.

  22. petervanderdoes
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 5 months ago #

    OK, so that's what I thought.

    As these categories don't have posts, they are considered empty and don't show up.

    I understand what you want to do and believe that would be expected behavior, I'll work on it in a few days.

  23. ngootkina
    Member
    Posted 5 months ago #

    Great! Thanks a lot, Peter!

  24. wendyneri
    Member
    Posted 4 months ago #

    I'm completely new to Word Press and web design, so excuse my ignorance of "code talk"- On my website I have been able to set up many pages with links to different posts using this widget, but for some reason there are some categories that I can't get to link to their parent page. It looks like all the same boxes are checked on all the category/group/post pages where they ARE linking, so I can't figure out what is missing... not sure I explained this correctly, but I would love some help!

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