[resolved] Categories and tags have vanished (5 posts)

  1. wordshine
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Wow! All my categories have vanished. I can't see any in the Categories | "All Categories" tab in the Edit Post screen; I can see 10 in the "Most Used" tab.

    All the Tags have disappeared, also. I can still see them in the Tag Cloud in the sidebar and select them in the Edit Post screen but none appear in the published post.

    All published posts now lack both Categories and Tags, though all had them assigned until about yesterday. I think it happened today.

    I've tried applying categories and tags to a recent post but they don't stick.

    Can anybody tell me how to restore them, please?

    Thank you!
    Richard Treadgold

  2. Mark / t31os
    Posted 5 years ago #

  3. wordshine
    Posted 5 years ago #


    Thank you very much! I asked my hosting provider to restart the MySQL server because I can't access the shell. They were unable to do so because of an unrelated technical problem but when they did, all the categories and tags reappeared. I am immensely grateful I don't have to re-enter them on 327 posts and pages!!

    I'm also glad to record here the solution was as simple as restarting the SQL server. The three links which Mark passed on are invaluable.

  4. crashguru
    Posted 4 years ago #

    **moderated content**
    [moderator note]If you nothing to add to the topic and nothing nice to say, then it's best not to say anything at all.

  5. crashguru
    Posted 4 years ago #

    like in "You are either with US or you are against us" ... ?

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