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  • I would like to prevent visitors from reading posts in a specific category. I’ll delete them if I have to, but I would rather make them unavailable.

    If there any way to do this ex post facto? I’ve looked at the plugins and couldn’t find one that worked. I’m still using WP 1.5.2

    Thank you in advance for any assistance.

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  • well first, you should definitely upgrade to 2.0.2 – to at least protect you from some major security issues known in 1.5

    but this is the code you want to use:

    <?php wp_list_cats('sort_column=name&optioncount=1&exclude=10, 15'); ?>

    and change the 10,15 to the category numbers you want to exclude

    any time you wish to change the way categories are displayed, try the codex: http://codex.wordpress.org/Template_Tags/wp_list_cats

    Thanks for the advice. I’ll do it asap. But what i was wanting was a way to make the posts completely invisible. Even delete them.

    You understand that I have several hundred posts in this category.

    I tried the plugin “batch category” but it seemed incompatible with my installation.

    well, if nothing’s linking to the category, then no one can see the posts inside it.

    and maybe if you do the upgrade first, and then try the plugin, you’ll have more luck?

    You really are pushing the upgrade, huh?

    😉

    I just worry to death about a glitch in the upgrade destroying all my hard work over four years.

    billdennis5,
    what is your WP version? The batch-category has never been updated for newer WP versions. It worked in 1.2.x and if you search a lot (sorry) you can find somewhere in the forum a reference/link to a version that works with WP 1.5.x

    I am using WP 1.5.2.

    When I activate the plugin, I get an error message.

    At this point, I am willing to just delate all posts in these particular categories, but we’re talking about 400 plus posts.

    When I activate, my administration pages show the following error:

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-content/plugins/batch-access.php:11) in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/admin.php on line 10

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-content/plugins/batch-access.php:11) in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/admin.php on line 11

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-content/plugins/batch-access.php:11) in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/admin.php on line 12

    Warning: Cannot modify header information – headers already sent by (output started at /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-content/plugins/batch-access.php:11) in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/admin.php on line 13

    The issue may be due to the fact that I don’t have my blog located in the main directory of my domain, but in a subdirectory called “blogpeoria” i.e. “peoriapundit.com/blogpeoria”?

    No, I am not.

    I will give it a try.

    Thank you.

    not pushing the upgrade for any other reason than it’s effectiveness. 🙂

    i just did an upgrade from 1.5 to 2.0.2 a few hours ago… if you follow the guides, you’re sure not to have any issues. (rule #1 is backing it all up first!)

    Well, I did it.
    I followed the instructions and went to this page:

    http://peoriapundit.com/blogpeoria/wp-admin/batch-categories.php

    All I got was a page showing the code.

    NOW I’m getting the following error message:

    Warning: Unexpected character in input: ‘\’ (ASCII=92) state=1 in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/batch-categories.php on line 2

    Parse error: syntax error, unexpected T_STRING in /home/peoriapu/public_html/blogpeoria/wp-admin/batch-categories.php on line 2

    okay, so check those files for those errors… it’s saying there’s a \ where there shouldn’t be one in that file… on line 2.

    Yeah, a whole buch of ’em:

    I took them all out and I’m getting the exact same error msg.

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