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Invisible Categories unable to delete

  1. I am having a similar problem to the one described here:

    http://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/invisible-categories-unable-to-delete

    Eight categories appear in the drop-down at wp-admin/edit-tags.php?taxonomy=category and wp-admin/edit.php... but they do not appear in the actual list of categories. So, I can't delete them, which I would like to do.

    Adult Education
    Career/Technical
    Early Childhood
    Elementary Education
    High School
    Higher Education
    Middle School
    fdsa

    Some of those categories appear down deeper in the hierachy, but I can't delete them at the root.

    Is there something I need to do in order to remove them?

    TIA!

    The blog I need help with is mainedoenews.net.

  2. Please post the URL for the blog in question starting with http:// Also note that this forum is only for those who have issues with free hosted wordpress.COM blogs. Those who have wordpress.ORG installs must post here http://wordpress.ORG/support/
    The differences > http://support.wordpress.com/com-vs-org/

  3. Also note that the thread you linked makes it clear that if this is about a free hosted wordpress.com blog then you will need Staff help. Volunteers answering forum questions do not have backend access to blogs -- only Staff do. http://en.support.wordpress.com/contact/

  4. Thanks, timethief.

    I understand. Here are two comments that might help others.

    - I was prompted to select my .COM blog from a drop-down when I submitted the question, so it didn't occur to type it again inside the post. I now see that my blog wasn't included in the main content, so perhaps the submission form text could help clarify: after ...

    "Select the blog you need help with ..."

    ... how about language such as:

    "Be sure to include the URL to the blog in your content, too."

    - I submitted my question in the same forum in which the prior thread appeared, called "Support." It would be good to include language on the submission form notifying people that the support form is for community feedback and "Contact" is for staff support.

    In any case, those are just a couple of rhetorical questions and user-oriented suggestions. I'm all set (no need for further response) and I will close the thread.

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