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Help! Since Upgrading Categories Showing in Upper Left Corner (11 posts)

  1. madisont
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Since I've upgraded, my categories are showing up in the upper left corner, in addition to their usual place in the sidebar. I wouldn't normally bother with it, but it seems to be dropping my header down too. Where can I delete whatever code is causing this? Doesn't matter which theme I use - it happens on every one.

    Thanks in advance to anyone who can point me in the right direction!

  2. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Maybe Template_Tags/wp_list_categories in more than one place.

    A link to see the problem would help.

  3. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    A link to see the offending site would be a good thing. I don't think the wordpress.org moderator are quite advanced enough to be mind readers.

  4. madisont
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Sorry 'bout that, here's one example http://www.momsnetbiz.net

  5. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Looks like a stray wp_list_categories made it into your theme. If you look in you theme editor it would be a the very top of your main page template.

    It would probably be better if you just copy the contents of you main page template here using the code button. We can go from there.

  6. madisont
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've looked everywhere and cannot find wp_list_categories - here's the main template...

    [moderated code]

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/467413

  7. Jeremy Clark
    Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    For some reason it must be in you header template. Have a look there.

  8. madisont
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I looked there too - I've looked everywhere and just don't get it. It was fine before I upgraded, like I said originally it has happened with several other themes that were fine before upgrading. Anyway, thanks for trying! I'll just live with it for now. ;)

    header....

    [moderated code]

    http://wordpress.pastebin.ca/467421

  9. MichaelH
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Get a program like WinGrep and search wp-content/themes/yourthemenae for the test strings:

    wp_list_categories
    list_cats
    wp_list_cats

    Which files in your theme do you find those strings?

  10. madisont
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Just found an old post with this same problem - "Categories Appear Above Header" (7 posts),
    Started 3 months ago by jsbarrie - Glad (not really) to see that I am not alone.

    I do not believe that it is a theme related problem since all themes worked fine before upgrading and now all have this problem. The problem seems to be outside of wp-content/themes - possibly in one of the wp-includes files?

  11. zkorb
    Member
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I had a similiar problem - all of my categories were appearing the upper left-hand corner of the page.

    I know very little about the upgrading process, but I started deactivating all of my plugins (one at a time) until the problem went away.

    I had one plugin to create a category cloud (where the text appears larger, according to the number of posts).

    http://zak.greant.com/catcloud

    Once I updated this plugin everything was fixed.

    I'm sorry I can't help with the technical problems, but this might be one process to try and determine where the problem is coming from. Good luck!

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