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  • Anonymous

    Hi everyone,
    I may have the strangest problem yet! For reasons too complicated to go into, I changed my category from simply xxx to: xxx
    When I went to view site, I found to my horror that the entire category had disappeared, and the posts that were assigned to XXX as a category – I accessed them through the month category, since their topic category had disappeared – were now ineditable. There I found that the “Edit this” option next to the bylines of these entries had disappeared. I have a problem with this as I’ve decided to remove some of the posts, and now I can’t do that!
    When I clicked on the text of one such entry, the following message comes up:

    Not Found
    The requested URL /blog/index.ph

    – my name @ 11:59 pm
    Additionally, a 404 Not Found error was encountered while trying to use an ErrorDocument to handle the request.

    Help!!

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  • charle97

    (@charle97)

    change the category back to what it was before the problem

    Anonymous

    The problem is unfortunately bigger than that. The category doesn’t exist anymore, so I can’t change it. And when i try to input the same link using ahref etc, it tells me that it can’t accept the duplicate category. meanwhile, i see that on my categories page, there is an invisible first entry(invisible because it’s a link?) corresponding to this inaccessible categoryy which has a delete option next to it – but no edit option, and when i attempt to click on this delete option, nothing happens. I fear this might be a problem for wordpress admin people. Any help would be much much appreciated! Thanks much in advance.

    andrew_h

    (@andrew_h)

    I would suggest the first thing you should do is back-up your database.
    Andrew

    Beel

    (@beel)

    The category (If you mean “Art”) does still exist. If you mean you cannot access it from the admin area that is understandable considering the potential for parsing errors naming a category as a link (that looks like what has been done). I would suggest going into the database and renaming the category there.

    Anonymous

    how do you mean by going into the database? (Pardon my ignorance)
    Also, Andrew- how does one back-up the database? (I’m really new to all this)
    Thanks much much!

    eric

    (@eric)

    What kind of a backend do you have? I may be able to help if it’s cpanel or phpMyAdmin, others may be able to help if they know what you’re runnning…

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