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What happens if I DELETE the ALL category of Posts & Links? (5 posts)

  1. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Howdy,

    Does anybody know why we need the ALL category for the Posts and Links categories? What are the repercussions if one, the other, or both are deleted?

  2. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    What "all" category?

  3. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    esmi,

    Thanks for responding. I hope this doesn't seem like a dumb question, but here goes. In my website http://Toolbox-4-Websites.com I currently have 15 top navigation tabs (WordPress 3.2.1). In the Admin Dashboard, there are drop down menus for "Posts" and "Links". When I click on "Categories" for either, I get the option of "Add New Category", WITH or WITHOUT a Parent Category. I have tried both methods with "Posts and "Links".

    When I used "None" as a Parent, the URL of the chosen page showed: toolbox-4-websites.com/category/name/sub-category.

    When I used "All" as a Parent, the URL of the chosen page showed:
    toolbox-4-websites.com/category/all/name/sub-category.

    Why and for what reason, do I need the "All" in there? Are there advantages and/or disadvantages to using it?

  4. esmi
    Theme Diva & Forum Moderator
    Posted 2 years ago #

    There's no "All" option in the parent dropdown in WordPress core. Just a list of your existing categories. Try:

    - deactivating all plugins to see if this resolves the problem. If this works, re-activate the plugins one by one until you find the problematic plugin(s).

    - switching to the Twenty Eleven theme to rule out any theme-specific problems.

    - resetting the plugins folder by FTP or PhpMyAdmin. Sometimes, an apparently inactive plugin can still cause problems.

  5. Shapeshifter 3
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    esmi,

    I Think you found my solution. I do have over 30 plugins, and I've lost track of what they all do. I'll deactivate them, and then re-activate one by one. Good idea. Thank you. I thought the "All" category was part of the WordPress Core.

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