Can I make Categories 1 and Categories 2 different?

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  • #172702

    theguyuknow
    Member

    I created a blog yesterday and I’m still trying to figure stuff out. How do I make Categories 1 and 2 on my widget list have different sub categories on them?

    Here is a picture. http://nintendome.wordpress.com/files/2007/12/siedebar.png

    #172937

    sulz
    Member

    just to let you know that url is not working…

    #172953

    timethief
    Member

    The answer to your question is “no”. All Categories widgets appear to be “clones” with identical content.

    #173354

    lazyaussie
    Member

    This separate categories thing seems to be an ongoing problem. I really wish it was solved. It would be a nice solution to blogs with big category lists. Was it the case that it works in some themes?

    #173355

    raincoaster
    Member

    Nope. It just doesn’t work as far as we can tell.

    #173356

    timethief
    Member

    Some bloggers may consider the multiple category widgets that all produce clones to be perplexing. What useful purpose does of creation of category widget clones serve? I blogged it here http://wpbloggingtips.wordpress.com/2007/11/10/perplexing-new-features-multiple-category-widgets-and-tagging/

    However, if it is considered to be a “problem” from the viewpoint of staff then we have received no indication of this. https://en.forums.wordpress.com/search.php?q=clones

    #173387

    yes, i have the same problem as well..for example i wish to have 2 types of categories 1)food (2) company ….in the first category, i would like to add subcategories which are a) breakfast (b)lunch (c)dinner…in the second category, i would like to add subcategories (a) about company (b)committee (c) financial

    if u already have the solution to this problem, could you tell me about it? thank you..

    #173388

    cjwriter
    Member

    There’s no solution using separate widgets (no widget to separate “food” and “company”, for instance) but if you go to Dashboard > Manage > Categories you can click edit and assign some to category parents. That means it will give your categories an order in your sidebar like Food > Lunch > Dinner. That’s probably the closest to what you want to do. Hope that helps.

    #173390

    Looking at the timeline on this categories thing, it would be great if it was resolved!

    #173392

    Further to the above, the only solution I’ve had so far is to use CAPS, as in http://jimenarte.wordpress.com. It isn’t elegant, but at least it separates things more or less as I want them and provides a visual difference if nothing else. In this case, I’ve separated, say, ‘PAINTINGS’ from ‘juan lobillo’, for instance. The categories and ‘sub-categories’ still come up alphabetically, which still makes them kind of random. It would be so great if we could use the Category widgets as I thought they were intended. Otherwise, why do we get so many Category widgets under Options? They all come up as clones of each other, right? Or is it just me?

    #173394

    i wanted to have one widget with “contributors” and another with “Categories” – yes, of course the names are different but then there are the clones. why arent wordpress staffers on these forums answering questions (or FIXING) this really obvious error.

    #173395

    raincoaster
    Member

    WP staffers don’t usually answer questions in the forums. They are aware of the situation and that people want it changed; if you want to add your voice to the others, contact Support from your dashboard during their office hours.

    #173396

    @girlonthesteet
    It’s been “broke” for quite a while.

    #173397

    By creating blogroll ‘categories’ I managed to get what I wanted: to separate the type of art from the people doing it. I had to link each one separately to the post it belonged to. It took a lot of time, but them I’m slow anyway.
    The site’s (http://jimenarte.wordpress.com) changed since my last post here.

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