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[resolved] Child Categories - Weird Behavior (8 posts)

  1. Jason Lemahieu (MadtownLems)
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I just made a basic site on a fresh 3.0.1 install and tried to export/import it using this plugin (which is linked to within WordPress admin screen).

    Original Site Categories:
    Foo
    - Child of Foo
    - - Child of Child of Foo
    Bar
    Uncategorized

    I put posts in all the categories, then exported the site. The Categories page of my new site created with the file looks like this:
    Foo
    Bar
    Uncategorized

    However - it gets weirder!
    Child of Foo shows up, and is checked when editing a post. It does NOT show up on my general Categories page. The link to the archives for the category work just fine. So, what is wrong with this import that the child categories don't show up on my Categories page from within the admin screen? (They DO show when listed by category widget)

    (Additionally, when I use a theme that does some other stuff with the categories, Child of Foo does not show up there.)

  2. Jason Lemahieu (MadtownLems)
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    UPDATE: I tried the development version, and this issue appears to be corrected there.
    Is there an expected release of 0.3?

  3. carbonmadex
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    I have the same issue. Any updates?

  4. mikewire
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Same issue here. Would appreciate an update to this as well.

    I also tried to do a hard replacement of the terms/term_taxonomy and term_relationships table - but to no avail

  5. Jason Lemahieu (MadtownLems)
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Try the beta/development version - it has been working pretty well for me.

  6. kyleduncan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Hi, this is still a problem in WordPress 3.1, but very easy to fix. Just add a new child category to any of your top level categories, and it'll trigger some kind of database refresh (I guess) and all of your children categories will appear. then delete the dummy category you just created and all should be fine. in my version all of the posts and totals are correct, they just weren't showing up on the categories page itself.

  7. Jon Cave
    WordPress Dev
    Plugin Author

    Posted 3 years ago #

    kyleduncan: are you using the latest version, which is 0.3, of the WordPress importer plugin as well as 3.1?

    The problem was old caches which get refreshed when you add a new category or even just quick edit (don't need to change anything) and save an existing category. This should happen automatically at the end of an import using the latest version of the importer.

  8. kyleduncan
    Member
    Posted 3 years ago #

    Ah, my importer crashed due to memory limits, so the cache wasnt getting refreshed i guess. Thanks for the explanation!

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