Programming language categories (4 posts)

  1. gencha
    Posted 5 years ago #

    I'm using 2.9-beta-2 (from SVN).
    For a while now I am trying to create a category named "C#", but I can't cause WordPress thinks I already have one named like that. Confusing it with my category "C++".
    This is highly annoying. I can imagine why this happens and would understand if this won't be fixed so I would gladly settle with a workaround (like inserting the category directly into the database) if I knew I could then blog about both languages :P

    Thanks in advance

  2. Gerald
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Have you tried creating a new category, but set the category name to C# and the category slug to something like Csharp?

    I think it maybe caused by WordPress attempting to create two categories with the same category slug (i.e. URL) as it will ignore the # and ++.
    So manually setting it to a different slug will solve the problem.

  3. gencha
    Posted 5 years ago #

    It will still tell me:
    "The category you are trying to create already exists."

  4. gencha
    Posted 5 years ago #

    Ah, but you were on the right track anyway.
    Even though WordPress complained (and highlighted in red) the name of the category when I tried what you suggested, I went on and changed the slug for my C++ category from "c" to "cplusplus".

    After that I could do what you suggested and now my problem is solved.

    But it seems to me the slug is used to check if a category name exists. Which can be somewhat misleading (at least it was in my case).

    Thanks for pointing me in the right direction :)

    edit: Also, a similar problem seems to exist when it comes to tags. It is impossible for me to tag something with "c#" it will result in being tagged with "c++" :(

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