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Disallow selection of more than one category (7 posts)

  1. fembatty
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    My client is running a multi-author blog he is wanting to prevent his contributors from selecting more than one category for their posts. Is this possible? To date I have been unable to find a suitable means of doing so?

    Is there also a way for hiding posts by other authors? rather than just have it so they are unable to edit the posts of others?

  2. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've always wanted to do something like this and after seeing your post, I came up with a plugin that changes the check boxes to radio buttons. This small interface change should produce the results you are looking for. Here's a link:

    http://wordpress.mfields.org/plugins/radio-categories/

  3. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Awesome plugin! I think I'd use this plugin, if for no other reason than to ensure I never have any more accidentally "uncategorized" posts!

    Two suggestions:

    1) Hook in a setting on the Writing settings page, to allow single/multiple categories per post.

    2) Add the plugin to the repo. :)

  4. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    chipbennett,
    Those are great suggestions. I still have a few work to do on it before I get there... but I'll see what I can come up with.

  5. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    #2 has been completed: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/category-radio-buttons/

    But on second glance, I am uncertain about #1 - could you please clarify perhaps with an example?

  6. Chip Bennett
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Regarding #1: I just meant to add an option on the Writing Settings page to select multiple or single categories per post, rather than having to control the option by activating/deactivating the plugin.

    Maybe it's just easier to control the option by activating/deactivating the plugin?

  7. Michael Fields
    Themer
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Maybe it's just easier to control the option by activating/deactivating the plugin?

    That's exactly the thought that I had when I read it a second time :)

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