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Missing Categories (16 posts)

  1. illegalmammal
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi!

    I'm having a problem with categories missing from the dashboard, resulting from not being able to assign categories to posts...

    Seeing that is the way the slider works... Everything is messed up...

    Plus, no categories appear in the category panel, and when I try to add a new one with the same name, it says that the category already exists...

    Any help?...

  2. swieland
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have this exact same problem. Can anyone help?

  3. fanvid
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    same here, not on all my sites, but all my sites share the same plugins (and some the same vps), so i dont know what is happening >_< my guess some mysql problem or glitch that corrupted the database...

  4. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Similar problem here. The page: http://codegenerationcenter.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    shows the slug and description of all categories but not the name (though in the database, table wp_terms show the name as correctly stored).

    I'm unable to assign categories to blog posts. I'm also unable to assign the default category in settings->writing since no name is shown.

    The same happens with the post tags

    Could this also affect the loop functions? In the home page only one blog post is shown.

    I'd really appreciate some help!

  5. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Rename the plugin folder and your theme so that wp opens in the twentyten theme with no plugins.

  6. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Done but still same problem. Very strange.

  7. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    No, actually that helps. Delete the wp-admin and wp-includes folders. DO NOT delete the wp-content folder.

    Download a fresh copy of WordPress (I assume you are using 3.1.3). Upload the fresh unzipped copies of the two above folders to the server.

  8. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Done as well (I was running 3.1.2 so as part of the process I updated to 3.1.3). Unfortunately, this has not fixed the problem.

  9. kmessinger
    Volunteer Moderator
    Posted 3 years ago #

    OK. Pls explain your problem and post a url.

  10. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    First of all, thanks for trying to help me!

    The URL of my site is codegenerationcenter.com

    Let me summarize my problem. The page to list/edit categories: http://codegenerationcenter.com/wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category
    shows the "slug" and "description" fields of all categories but not the name that appears as if it was an empty string. Same happens if I edit a category. The edit form shows all fields filled except the name one that it's empty (even if I remove the slug and write a name for the category, the name will be copied to the slug but the name field will show empty again afterwards).

    Surprisingly, I've checked the database and the table wp_terms show the name as correctly stored.

    Maybe as cascade effect, I'm unable to assign the default category in settings->writing since no dropdown list is empty. I have the same poblem with post tags. Maybe unrelated but could this also affect the loop functions? In the home page only one blog post is shown.

    I'm running wordpress 3.1.3 in Linux.

  11. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Problem fixed. I don't know why/how but the wp_terms table had the Name attribute in uppercase. This was not a problem to update the name value but was making it not visible when retrieving it. Changed to lowercase and now it works perfectly.

  12. 99tharun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    @softmodeling I have the same problem with my blog. I don't see any uppercase name attribute in my wp_terms table. Can you help me out?

  13. Jordi Cabot
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi @99tharun I'm sorry but I have no other suggestion.

  14. 99tharun
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I solved the problem finally. All you have to do is restart your mysql server.

  15. lizzmo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I have the same issue, I've looked through cpanel and phpmyadmin, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to restart mysql.

    In the wp_terms table the names are capitalized but the slugs aren't, I haven't been able to edit them though.

    .....and as I was writing this they magically reappeared. It must just be a glitch because I wasn't able to change anything, they just came back on their own.

  16. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Please post a new topic.

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