Support » Plugin: WP CleanFix » Deleted Most of My Categories

  • Resolved johnlanglois


    I have been using this product without issue until today.
    I ran it on a site we were preparing to take live under WP 3.6 and PHP 5.3 and it delted 335 of our 350 categories. Where did they go.
    Fortunately, we have back-ups, but don’t casually use this to clean site.

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  • Plugin Author gfazioli


    Hi johnlanglois,
    I’m terribly sorry for the issue since you say it has to do with your business. As few information were provided, I’d like to ask you: are you 100% sure anybody haven’t erroneously made some activities related to your categories?

    I’m asking this since CleanFix doesn’t delete all categories, it only deletes those unassigned and post revisions.

    CleanFix, which is now has been upgraded and enhanced, is now part of wpXtreme plugin, a new completely FREE plugin for which we can provide you with full support.

    Well, “deletes unassigned” is probably where it got us.

    The client has a website with over 11,000 pages of recipes in over 350 categories. We had imported those 11,000 pages and assigned them a category of “all imported categories.” At the same time, the client created 350 other categories that we were in the process of assigning the recipes to.
    I ran cleanfix as a general cleaning event when we discovered that it removed over 300 of the categories.

    I would encourage you to incorporate an “are you sure” list of categories about to be deleted with a confirmation button.

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