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[resolved] I can't rename categories (9 posts)

  1. Yemoonyah
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I can add and delete categories but I can't rename them. The only message I get is that "Category was not updated"
    Anybody else have that problem?

  2. J0rdan
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    no. usually you can "edit" them. you upgraded recently? Lovely things like that always happen w/ upgrades.

  3. Yemoonyah
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I could still edit them a couple days ago and I didn't change anything, no upgrades, no new themes or plugins.

  4. design_dolphin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    When I get this problem it is because there is a duplicate category name.

    I am trying to remember if the same goes for a link category, but if I remember correctly it allows for a duplicate name and changes the slug when there is a duplicate with a link category.

    Could that be the problem?

  5. Yemoonyah
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    sorry, but I don't seem to get it.
    What do you mean by duplicate category name? I have 8 categories and I know for sure that there is just one of each.And I only have one link category which is different than any of the normal categories.

    I was able to change the name but not the slug.

  6. gnusci
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yemoonyah,

    Which browser are you using?

  7. design_dolphin
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    @Yemoonyah

    What do you mean by duplicate category name?

    Two categories with the same name. :-)

    I have 8 categories and I know for sure that there is just one of each.And I only have one link category which is different than any of the normal categories.

    Which from what I read you don't have that problem.

    You wrote that you were able to change the name of the categories, but not the slug. In your first post you wrote that you can't rename categories. Would you you mind clarifying? It can help to figure out where the problem is coming from. Thank you :-)

  8. Yemoonyah
    Member
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Yeah sorry, first time I tried, I tried to change both name an slug and it didn't work. Later I tried to just change the name and that worked but I still couldn't change the slug.

    Thanks for helping :-)

  9. Stoob
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I had this problem. I was trying to rename a category from

    "Boss Emails"

    to simply

    "Boss"

    and it wouldn't update.
    But! I changed the Category name to "Foo" it worked. At first I thought it be something about the name, shortening it to a new title that is already contained (already part of) the old title.

    Then I realized I had a tag called "Boss" already. When I deleted that tag, then I was able to change the category to "Boss". Doesn't like tags and categories with the same title?

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