We have been unable to get to our posts pages and edit posts for quite awhile. Finally by addressing some memory issues we can get to the pages, but there are still problems which seem to be memory based.
I looked at the posts and there are thousands of categories that have the name '#' (a single hashtag. They each have a different number as a slug name. It seems to me that these thousands of categories are eating up tremendous memory and probably causing a bulk of our problems.
I am only able to select and delete 10 of these at a time in the admin control panel and then the process takes at least a minute to complete.
Is there another way to bulk delete these categories. I am aware that you can't just delete them from the database table since there are associations all throughout the installation from that table.
This is a crazy place to be right now, so I need some really wonderfully sane answers to this conundrum! Thanks.