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  • I am trying to get the hang of WP and generally find it easier to use and more transparent than several other systems. BUT, why does a choice of category only present itself using the ‘simple’ write mode – and dissappear in the ‘advanced’ – I would have thought it would be more appropriate the other way round if anything.
    In fact I would like it to be in both…
    However, in ‘edit’ mode it vanishes again, so once an item has been categorised – that’s it – no re-categorising
    or changing the category from ‘general’ if the initial writing was done in advanced mode.
    Before I have astab at finding out why the category choosing ability dissappears,
    is there a hack for keeping the ability to categorise in both write modes and in edit mode already written?
    It would be nice..

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  • follow on to above..
    when investigating the html code generated for the ‘advanced’ write mode and the ‘edit’ mode
    I find that the code to display the category selection tree is actually present in all the pages:
    <fieldset id="categorydiv">
    <div><label for="category-1" class="selectit"><input value="1" type="checkbox" name="post_category[]" id="category-1" checked="checked"/> General</label>
    <label for="category-2" class="selectit"><input value="2" type="checkbox" name="post_category[]" id="category-2"/> second category</label>

    but only displays on the ‘write’ page when set to ‘simple’.
    I can see no difference in the html for those pages yet only one displays in my browser (IE6) , the others don’t.
    If I put the code in a text editor locally and then view it with the same browser the category selection tick boxes appear in all cases (but obviously without css formatting). curious.

    That does sound logically antithetical doesn’t it? If I am following you correctly, I cannot recreate your situation in 1.3-alpha-2 so maybe it has been corrected. I’ll have to leave it to someone else to ascertain whether it is indeed specific to all 1.2 users.

    I’m having the same problem with IE 6.0 and WP 1.2. I don’t see the category tickbox list with advanced controls, but do with simple controls.

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