Too Many Categories - WordPress Admin Freezing (4 posts)

  1. oneder22
    Posted 7 years ago #

    I'm using a WordPress site as a directory and just imported over 14,000 categories to my database. This is causing my site and DB to constantly lockup and give me errors including the famous jquery "Unresponsive Script" error when trying to create or edit a post. Is WordPress just not built to handle this many categories? I'd rather not use tags, but would that be a better option? Any help will be appreciated.

  2. icedteapowered
    Posted 7 years ago #

    Your best bet is to convert these all to tags. Just run the following SQL command:

    UPDATE wp_term_taxonomy SET taxonomy = 'post_tag' WHERE taxonomy = 'category';

    Categories are more used for navigational purposes and with 14000 that will be nearly impossible. We just did this for a friend's blog with a few more categories than yours and it works flawlessly now :)

    Hope this helps.

    Posted 7 years ago #

    I have 11 pages of "Uncategorized" posts, I'm editing them now, and putting all the posts in there corrective places
    and I'm refreshing the page where it says 11 pages that read "Uncategorized" the pages are dropping one by one.
    Until I hit a certain number on the page. then I get 11 pages of "Uncategorized" back. How many catergories do wordpress let you make/have. I NEED a way to have more catergories, Cause I run a blog, and I update the site everyday.


  4. esmi
    Forum Moderator
    Posted 7 years ago #

    @YOUAREtehSCENE: Please keep to the one thread.

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