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WordPress (2.001) Does Not Support Enough Categories (10 posts)

  1. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use a lot of categories. I find that specificity helps people find postings.

    I started my blog last 10/29, and I'm up to close to 600 categories. But Category functionality is breaking down in WordPress. Not all categories are visible in the WRITE screen. If I add a new one, it attaches to the post, but if I re-edit the post, I often lose a new category or two.

    Is there any other desirable method of bringing this kind of issue to the attention of the design team?

  2. NuclearMoose
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    You just did.
    Would tags not help you in lieu of categories? If you categorize every single book in a library, are you really helping potential readers, or just being specific to the point where the categories have become meaningless?

  3. moshu
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    I use a lot of categories. I find that specificity helps people find postings.

    Not really - first I'd have to find the right category... and browsing 600 of them, would scare me off.

  4. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Why does there need to be a limit on category number built into the coding? Electrons are free.

    I blog largely about current events and issues in the news. Having a "War on Terror" category with hundreds of posts in it is not helpful. I have to be specific, and I categorize typically under several headings.

  5. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tags are not visible in the blog in the Theme I use. I'm running one Tag plugin. I tried another (forget the name) which wouldn't run. I get a lot of traffic via Google, and they're finding posts by the Category listings.

    Every book in a library does have separate individual catalogue number.

  6. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    So... the argument is to not fix your theme (user modifiable) to use and show tags; but instead to try and get someone else to modify the core product and wait for it to show up in a release cycle?

    Is that an apt summary? If so, have a go at trac.wordpress.org or hit the codex for the mailing list addresses.

    (would it help if I mentioned search engines spend most of the day crawling my tag links? Just about non-stop. :-) )

  7. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Not everyone is a knowlegeable enough web-page coder to modify a Theme to add such a functionality. I haven't even been able to figure out how to fix my Theme's link category system to get it to operate properly. And I have to tell you: I'm more technical than a lot of people.

  8. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you for the trac.wordpress.org reference.

    Is it proper behavior for interlopers like me to show up and write tickets?

  9. Chris_K
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Tons of info in the Codex about working with themes. If you need some help, just start a new thread with your question.

    As for trac, I think this is the right article: http://codex.wordpress.org/Submitting_Bugs

  10. venator48
    Member
    Posted 9 years ago #

    Thank you. I'd actually read that part of the codex a long time back, but forgot its existence.

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