Categories Missing after upgrade to latest (8 posts)

  1. insyncnet
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I've seen this in other posts, but no resolution. My categories page is empty, and I can not add new categories. When I look in the DB, the categories are there. When I edit an existing post, the categories still appear in the sidebar. when I click save, post remains uncategorized.

    From the many posts I've seen on this, there must be a real solution apart from making a new post and the categories magically reappearing (didn't work for me). Thanks for any input...

  2. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    When you say you looked at the database and the categories are there, what table showed the categories?

    What version did you upgrade from?

    Do you have a pre-upgrade backup of your database?

  3. insyncnet
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Categories are listed in wp_terms. My db backup is a couple months old - I was a bit squirrelly with this upgrade, since I've never had issues like this with wp in the past. oh well, doesn't explain the mysterious disappearing act however.

  4. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    What version did you upgrade from?

    Was the blog ever at pre 2.2 state?

  5. insyncnet
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I think it was 2.3.1 - the most recent prior to the most recent....And yes, Is suspect it was one time pre 2.2

  6. MichaelH
    Posted 7 years ago #

    One person reported, on another thread, that deleting the DB_CHARSET and DB_COLLATE statements from their wp-config.php file. On blogs updated from pre 2.2 those statements should not exist in a wp-config.php file if the upgrade procedures are followed.

  7. insyncnet
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Yes, I saw that post - and it did not solve the problem...

  8. JBucknoff
    Posted 6 years ago #

    WordPress Categories not displaying
    I'm having a problem displaying more than one category. From some of the other message boards I've read, I can see that other people are having a similar problem.

    I go to the admin Dashboard and open the Categories page. I can add new categories and sub-categories here, but they never show up on the blog page. I am able to edit the original ("uncategorized") category to another name, but that is all.

    I "repaired" all of my MySQL tables, as suggested, but this didn't help. By the way, I don't see a wp_category table in my database (described in some older documentation), but I do see the name of my (missing) category in the wp_terms table as well as the description of the (missing) category in the wp_term_taxonomy table.

    These are the 10 tables in my MySQL database:


    I think I'm using 2.7. I installed it through the GoDaddy interface.

    Can anyone help me? Thanks !!!

    Jerry Bucknoff
    PM Best Practices

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