Solved

wordpress categories issue

Posted on 2015-01-26
5
68 Views
Last Modified: 2015-02-05
I've noticed that ticking the box of the category but after saving the draft, it goes to the default category (uncategorized). Tried several times to save it but nothing happened, just goes back to the default category.

Any ideas?
Regards.
0
Comment
Question by:dimensionav
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 17

Expert Comment

by:Lucas Bishop
ID: 40571540
Is the post showing an updated "last edited" date after you change it? Is this occurring on both posts and pages? When  you create a new post (instead of editing an old one), can you save with a category other than uncategorized?
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 40571625
Answering your questions:

Is the post showing an updated "last edited" date after you change it?
-> Yes, the date was yesterday.

Is this occurring on both posts and pages?
->Only posts.

When  you create a new post (instead of editing an old one), can you save with a category other than uncategorized?
->I know this will sound very strange but at this moment, just when I tried to check what you asked, everything seems to be ok. Could this situation be related to a database issue?
0
 
LVL 17

Accepted Solution

by:
Lucas Bishop earned 500 total points
ID: 40571638
It could be a db permission issue, or potentially a wordpress user permission issue.

Easiest thing to check first is the user permissions in wordpress. For your account, is there any chance it is an Author, as opposed to an Editor or Admin.

Author permission only allows you to edit your own posts. If the post you are trying to edit  was created by a different account, you wouldn't be able to make changes.
0
 

Author Comment

by:dimensionav
ID: 40571672
The user and permissions of wordpress were the same during the two times we tried to edit categories. I think that I should talk to the hosting provider, considering the db permission that you mentioned.
0
 
LVL 8

Expert Comment

by:Alicia St Rose
ID: 40573553
dimensionav I think what Lucas Bishop is trying to say: what are the user permissions for the author of the post you are trying to categorize?

Do you know who the author is? If the author field isn't showing up click the "Screen Options" tab in the top right and make that field visible. Then check the permissions for that user/author.

If it's you, then what are your permissions?
0

Featured Post

Why Off-Site Backups Are The Only Way To Go

You are probably backing up your data—but how and where? Ransomware is on the rise and there are variants that specifically target backups. Read on to discover why off-site is the way to go.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

I annotated my article on ransomware somewhat extensively, but I keep adding new references and wanted to put a link to the reference library.  Despite all the reference tools I have on hand, it was not easy to find a way to do this easily. I finall…
In order to have all security and back ups taken care of, WordPress users can sign up for services with WP Engine.
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to create a Printer Friendly PDF on a WordPress Page. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. Tools Used are Photoshop, Awesome Screenshot” Google Chrome Extension, and SmallPDF.com Log…
The purpose of this video is to demonstrate how to manually back up a WordPress Database. This will be demonstrated using a Windows 8 PC. The Host used will be IPage.com Log into your Hosting account. IPage will be used for demonstration : Locat…

729 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question