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Important category management issues (9 posts)

  1. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi, I have several problems managing categories but I will start with the easiest one to explain. I use these categories:

    Books
    - Reviews
    -- Fantasy

    Games
    - Reviews
    -- Fantasy

    When I write a post, I only select the category Fantasy (in Books > Reviews) and the <?php the_category(' > ', 'multiple'); ?> function works perfectly and gives: Books > Reviews > Fantasy.

    But when I go to the Edit Posts Page, there is the list of my posts and when I look at the Categories column, only 'Fantasy' appears. So I don't know if it's Fantasy from the Books main category, or Fantasy from the Games main category. I have to put my mouse on Fantasy and look at the status bar to finally find out what's the parent category. Not really useful when you use WordPress as a CMS with multiple authors, managing posts becomes very difficult.

    But it leads to another problem: when I open this post and look at the category list on the right, Fantasy is selected but it's not hierarchical at all, the selected cateogry appears on top of all others, so I have no idea what is the category parent: Books or Games? I have to go back to the Edit Posts Page, put my mouse on Fantasy and look at the status bar to finally find out what's the parent category. Again, it's very confusing when you manage authors and their posts...

    The only way to have the full categories selected to appear on the Edit Posts Page and to be shown (hierarchically) when you open the post, is to select the parent category (Books), child (Reviews) and finally the last one (Fantasy). But then another problem arrives: the <?php the_category(''); ?> function doesn't work anymore, displyaing all the categories: Books > Reviews Books > Fantasy Books > Review > Fantasy.

    Totally weird!?!

    Any logical explanation to this?

    Any help is welcome... Thank you!

  2. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I was just wondering if what I tried to explain was clear enough or too confusing... Since nobody answered, maybe I am the only one with this problem :(

  3. vtxyzzy
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I have the same problem. Possibly a bug.

  4. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Ok, so I'm not the only one with this problem...

    So will WP 2.9 resolve it?

    I hope so, it does complicate a lot of things :(

  5. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    I've just upgraded and WP 2.9 doesn't correct this big problem...

    :(

  6. Mark / t31os
    Moderator
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Like i said in your other thread, if you think there's a bug, then Trac is the place to report the problem.

  7. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Same answer here. Read my comment on the other post:

    Categories ID/Slug - Huge issues!
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/229543?replies=11

    No change with WP 2.9.

  8. Edward Caissie
    Theme Review Admin
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Not that this is a solution but have you considered a different approach?

    Category -> sub-category -> sub-sub-category may be more useful and functional under the premise of:

    Generic -> specific -> detailed ... or in other words reverse the current order you are using and get:

    Fastasy
    - Reviews
    -- Books
    -- Games

    ... or you might consider a matrix of tags and categories ...

    Just some thoughts ...

  9. Alkorr
    Member
    Posted 4 years ago #

    Hi cais, I can't reverse the current order for one simple reason: I have many subcategories other than Fantasy, like RPG for example. Then reversing or not the order will give the same: duplicate categories/slugs:

    Fantasy
    - Reviews
    -- Books
    -- Games

    RPG
    - Reviews
    -- Books
    -- Games

    Plus, the main categories are supposed to be Books, Videogames, Movies and so on. For each main category, it's a different template (book-like one for Books, videogames-style for Videogames, ...).

    I tried everything, thought of everything. I'm stucked with an old WP version (I can't upgrade beyond 2.5...) because of it. I'm stucked. But thanks for your help ;)

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