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  • I just used the WordPress Automatic Upgrade Plugin to upgrade my installation from 2.2.2 to 2.6. This was the first upgrade that I had done since an initial install of WOrdpress (whigh was done via Fantastico via my host).

    The upgrade process was went perfectly. At the end of the process there is a step where WordPress investigates your database to see if you need to update it. I had to. clicked the link to do so and it came back as stated that it was updated successfully.

    My blog is running, I seem to see all of my posts and comments. However there is an issue with my categories that is a bit strange. I can see no text for the categories but I can see the comma’s separating them for each post. In the Dashboard it denotes that I have 12 cetegories (which is correct) and in the Manage->Catagories tab I see 12 blank catagory descriptions but there are correct listings of the numbers of post associated with each one.

    Any clues what could be going on? Maybe a glitch in the DB update?


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  • I found some help on this.

    Look here for a procedure.

    I followed the first step as denoted at the link and then for the second step outlined there (for adding a category name and slug) I found that those could be edited directly using the wp_terms table via phpMydmin just as he describes editing the description in the wp_term_taxonomy table. To do this I just matched up the ID’s appropriately using the previously entered descriptions as a guide.

    I hope that this may help others with this problem.


    Thanks Mark! The link to that post was exactly the information I needed this morning. I’ve also been having trouble with Categories since the upgrade to 2.6.

    Specifically, I’m in the process of switching to a magazine style theme, and the information is ordered with query_posts functions which refer to specific category ID numbers. There used to be a field in Manage > Categories for the ID number, but I don’t see that in the upgrade.

    I’ve used MySql to access the wp_term_taxonomy, and added the Cat ID numbers to the description, basically so I can just get on with what I’m doing as I really need those Cat ID numbers on the dashboard. But this sure seems an inelegant workaround, and I wonder what if I’m missing something here. Are the Cat ID numbers really no longer part of the dashoboard, or is this a bug?

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