Clean Install - Categories lost (5 posts)

  1. tfmurphhk
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I recently did a clean install of WP 2.5.1 and I thought everything went well.... however...

    When I create a new category it appears to work fine... then when I create a new post and tick one of the new categories it also seems to work fine.

    However, when I go to MANAGE CATEGORIES I see those new categories with a POSTS count of 0. Yet THERE IS at least one post in each of the new categories.

    Has anyone experienced this problem? Anyone have a solution?

    A friend advised me to do a NEW clean install.. but I hesitate doing that as I have already done a lot of customization on my theme.

    Thanks in advance.


  2. MichaelH
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Assuming you've published the posts...

    What happens if you deactivate all plugins?

    Now some STRONG words about your statement "A friend advised me to do a NEW clean install.. but I hesitate doing that as I have already done a lot of customization on my theme."


    See WordPress Backups

  3. tfmurphhk
    Posted 8 years ago #

    Thanks Michael...

    Yes, I have deactivated all my plugins and widgets... and no difference. Still not seeing the posts (which HAVE been published.

    As to backup and re-installs.. I'll give it a try as that appears to be the next logical step.


  4. Samgreen
    Posted 8 years ago #

    I had gone from wp 2.5 back to 2.0.x and lost my categories on one of my small blogs. I then went to 2.5.1. My reasons for going back to an earlier version have nothing to do with this problem.

    I found that the posts and pages were all under the default category, and nothing listed under the other categories.

    I decided to go to each post and resave it. That got some of the posts back under the correct category.

    If a post was under a sub-category likes this:

    top category, sub-category, then a sub-category under that one.

    I found that the link to the upper two was gone.

    I edited each post and click the link to the other 2 categories and everything was fine after that.

    I'll mention I had a disconnect with my internet service provider during the upgrade while I was uploading my backup.

    As MichaelH points out elsewhere, the info is in the Mysql database.

  5. tfmurphhk
    Posted 8 years ago #

    OK, I've taken Michael's (above) advice and suggestion and backed up my server side database using php admin.

    Rather than try to reinstall everything myself I have gone to the install4free.wordpress.net and asked for help.

    In addition to solving the problems noted in the above comments, I also hope that Install4Free can put my WP 2.5.1 into the root versus the /wordpress/ directory.

    I'm a waitin' and a hopin'


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