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    I am trying to understand how categories are supposed to behave. For example say I have 3 categories: category_default, category_A, and category_B. category_A and category_B do not have parents. I write a post in category_A. The post appears in category_A, BUT it also appears in category_default. Is this expected behavior? I would think that the post to category_A would be limited to that category only.

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  • Can you provide a link to see the problem?

    From what you describe, only if category_default was the parent of category_A, would the posts for category_A appear when you click on a link to category_default.

    What you describe is the way I thought it should work. Unfortunately it is posting the way I described it. None of my three categories have parent catgories. I am running release 2.3.2 and have inactivated all plugins. The problem persists. My theme is the standard WP theme. Any thoughts or suggestions?

    Today I blew away WordPress. Downloaded 2.3.2. Dropped my database. Created a new database. Installed WordPress (NOT an upgrade). Created a new category without a parent. Posted to the new category. Published. The post appears both in this new category and the “default category”. This at least proves that the old database was not causing this problem. It appears to me that there is a bug within WordPress. I will now revert back to my old database and consequently my “old” blog.

    I was hoping for some sort of response/solution to this problem. Is anyone else experiencing this issue???

    Found “Advanced Category Excluder” on this site in the plugins directory. It accomplishes what I talk about in this thread. Also of interest – I downloaded and installed “Expression Engine” only to note that it behaved the same way as WordPress as I have described in this thread. Apparently the behavior I questioned is “normal”. Anyway the good news is I get to stay with WordPress.

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