Support » Fixing WordPress » Categories not displaying in 2.8.3 (even with default sidebar)

  • Resolved designbymichael


    I’ve been having a heck of a time trying to get the categories, posts, comments, etc. to display at all in the side column. Even the use of the default function:

    <?php wp_list_categories('show_count=1&title_li=<h2>Categories</h2>'); ?>

    Won’t return any categories. All of my posts have categories (only 4 of them at the parent level), they have tags, and none of this information is showing up in the right column.


    I’m confused as to what changed from 2.8.2 and auto-upgrading to 2.8.3 that would wipe out my capacity to view categories and other information.

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  • Disregard…. was an error on my part in the template customization. Included one too many files.

    I am having this problem. Just upgraded to 2.8.4 and now categories wont show in sidebar:

    the categories are still showing in backend and on site just not in the sidebar…

    I have the same issue and I cannot create new categories or tags. Also all of my links/blogroll is gone. The problem happened about a week after upgrade actually, not immediately. I could almost handle it if I could simply assign all new categories and tags to posts. But I cannot. And my links will not show. I disabled all plugins and still had the issue. Contacted my hosting service to restore settings to one week ago. A couple days ago at least my categories were working. I am sure my links and tags were too. I did have a plugin called widget cache and cleared last night and wonder if the problem happened after that. Does not make sense though.

    What if we can never assign new categories or tags or show a bloggroll?


    Hosting service was in inept in this matter and I am stuck, at least until a more qualified person returns from holiday.

    I really begin to hate this upgrade stuff. Maybe best to wit a few weeks after a new version is released and check here for problems. How can they simply fix a security issue and have so many similar problems only one version later.

    Do my tag-category-links php files need to be modified? I am not good at that but can try. But modified to what?


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