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delete category (5 posts)

  1. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm trying to delete a category with many records in it. Using the dashboard : Manage >> Categories, the delete is removing 200-600 records at a time before timing out. Really slow stuff. Is there a better way?

  2. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Do you mean the category and its posts? There are plugins to do that, such as this one.

  3. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'll have to admit right off that I didn't do the installations and am new at this (just started today). The guy who did the installation doesn't have a better way either, but there may be questions I need to ask him if my explanation of the problem isn't clear.

    Knocking around in the documentation a bit, it was my impression that maybe there already is a plug-in installed? I go to the dashboard, and click on Manage >> Categories, and there's an easy to use interface showing all the existing categories, along with the number of posts that are associated with each category.

    I'm trying to delete a category. A note at the bottom of the page says the posts will not be deleted even if the category I am deleting is the only category to which they are associated. (They get assigned to another category - Vox Populi.)

    The procedure is very simple. I just put a check in the box next to the category that I want to delete, then click on the delete button.

  4. Roy
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    That's right, but if you want to delete the posts too, you might want to look for a plugin that does that.

  5. Anonymous
    Unregistered
    Posted 5 years ago #

    OK thanks. For today's work, I just want to delete the category. The problem is that it goes so slowly that it times out, disassociating around 200-600 posts each time. I'm wondering if there's a better way - since there are a large number of posts associated with the category - so this way is taking a very long time.

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