I've searched and googled and I cannot find a solution to my problem. Seems like the issue of being unable to add new categories is not new to 2.3.2. But none of the solutions so far proffered help my circumstance. [Including installing an ajax plugin and a mega category manager plugin.]
I updated my blog from 2.1.x to 2.3.2 and things seemed fine. All my categories came thru just fine but I couldn't add new ones.
So I decided to follow my own advice and just strip out everything except my .htacces file and the wp-config.php file, and of course left the themes and plugins alone (after disabling the plugins) in the wp-content folder. And uploaded WP as a new install. I had hoped doing this would shake out whatever bug was causing the categories problem.
But it hasn't. Now I do have my old MySQL dump and I guess I can import that categories table into this install. I'd at least get my former cats back. And I guess to add more, I could edit the database table.
But .. this is WP and 2008 for crying out loud. I shouldn't have to do this.
I have another fresh WP 2.3.2 install on a different host and I have no such problems. Can this be a hosting environment issue and if so, why hasn't this been mentioned in any of the myriad posts (many of which remain unsolved [much like a good murder mystery]? Any thoughts?
<vent>The bloom is starting to come off the rose for me lately with regard to WP. </vent>