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WPEssence Bulk Categories (10 posts)

  1. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Just downloaded this plugin and used it to import 300+ sub-sub-categories from excel. It did the job and I can see the categories and sub-categories in Word Press. The issue is I now want to make these categories into some kind of usable menu on the front end.

    A couple of issues with this:

    1. You cannot use the "select all" feature to select all of the new categories to turn them into a menu, without first deactivating the plugin. I was able to use the "select all" feature to create a menu once I deactivated....however, the sub-category heirarchy is not maintained in creating the menu. Ideally that should be built into this plugin. Is there another way to get the sub-categories into a menu?

    2. The goal is to get all 300+ sub categories (5 levels deep max) to an easy to navigate menu on the front end. I thought I could do this by building a menu out of the bulk imported categories, which do maintain the heirarchy in the category view on the CMS side, but I cannot figure out how to easily get the heirarchy into a usable menu.

    Any ideas?

    http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wpessence-bulk-categories/

  2. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    I did get the categories to show hierarchy when using a third party non-default category menu plugin but it still does not seem to work with the default category menu...

  3. Jesper van Engelen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    The "Select All" bug has been solved, but what exactly do you mean with the category hierarchy?

  4. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    By hierarchy, I mean nested categories. For example:

    Sports>Team Sports>Baseball
    Sports>Team Sports>Football
    Sports>Outdoor Sports>Rock Climbing
    Sports>Motorsports>Motocross
    Sports>Motorsports>Rally Car

  5. Jesper van Engelen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    I understand that, but I don't quite understand what the problem exactly is.

  6. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Ok, great. So what I'd like to do is once categories are imported using this plugin, I'd like to create a menu from the imported nested categories, where the menu automatically respects the nested categories and reflects the nested categories in the menu organization without having to manually re-create all of the nested categories and the importer hierarchy in the menu.

  7. Jesper van Engelen
    Member
    Plugin Author

    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mean under "Appearance -> Menus"?

  8. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes, I mean under "Appearance -> Menus. Does it work?

  9. arsalan1101
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Do you mean under Appearance Menus

  10. snomo
    Member
    Posted 2 years ago #

    Yes.

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