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  • Resolved stonegauge


    I wrote a few weeks ago on the support forums about trying to import tags onto 2.3 from ultimate tag warrior and things not working out. I got no response from that.

    I found another fault today that I was unaware of of the same variety as the Tag issue — CATEGORIES aren’t being read in WordPress. I’m not saying it’s the noted DB error from unsupported themes. This is in the WordPress Admin control panel in the MANAGE > Categries area:

    WordPress database error: [Table 'stickswp.wp_categories' doesn't exist]
    SELECT SQL_CALC_FOUND_ROWS * FROM wp_categories WHERE category_parent = '0' ORDER BY cat_name LIMIT 0, 50

    That appears at top of the menu where the categories should be listed. Below that is the category table — which is completely empty.

    The site, , has been running fine in general and operating fine from a user perspective since the upgrade… Just these bumps on the road keep things a little screwed up from the admin perspective.

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  • Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    This sounds a lot like you failed to completely upgrade properly.

    The wp_categories table no longer exists in 2.3 and up. So if you’re getting that in Manage->Categories, then you’re using an older version of the admin screen.

    My advice: Make certain that you uploaded ALL the new WordPress files. Because it doesn’t sound like you did.

    Also, any plugins dealing with categories will either have to be upgraded or replaced. Some of those will cause these sorts of errors as well.



    the site is hosted at who uses a bot to upgrade. This may be the truth that the upgrade didn’t take completely but at the same time — I’ve got other sites that have upgraded on a different serve with the same host and have had no problems. Weird. I’ll look into reinstalling files manually if I have to.

    Moderator Samuel Wood (Otto)

    (@otto42) Admin

    Ugh. Automatic upgrades..

    These *never* work, in my experience. Same for automatic installations. Save yourself a lot of headache and just do it yourself. I mean, really, it’s as simple as FTP’ing a bunch of files to the server, how hard is that?



    stonegauge: could be an outdated plugin, e.g. something like e.g. a sitemap generator – if the front-end is running fine

    Personally I’ve never had any hassles with Dreamhost’s ‘happy’ upgrade bot which has upgraded quite a few sites for me, Otto42 – you’d be amazed how much time and effort it can take to ‘ftp a bunch of files’ when you’re out in the sticks with bad connectivity like we have out here in Africa 🙂



    Andre got it. I just reinstalled the files for WordPress 2.3.1 and checked the Category situation — all of them were showing up. I activated a bunch of plugins — including Category Overload and what happens? The error comes up.

    The category situation is resolved. Now if I could just make sure all the old Ultimate Tag Warrior tags would import…

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