Cannot edit category description

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  • #1758022

    xiaoyingtai
    Member

    I can’t edit the description for my category “Buried Treasure”. I keep getting the message “Category not updated”.

    The category is http://abjectsub.com/category/buried-treasure-2/. I’d like to get rid of the -2 in the slug as well, if it’s being caused by the same problem.

    I remember I also had a lot of trouble creating this category, too. If I’m not wrong, I managed it by creating a different category and then renaming it.

    The category has the same name as a pre-existing tag, but that wasn’t a problem with “How to do it”.

    Can I solve the problem by deleting both and starting again with the category first? That’s how I did “How to do it”. Or would it just make things worse?

    #1758153

    timethief
    Member

    If you permanently delete the first one from your Trash then the “2” will not appear in the URL. http://en.support.wordpress.com/trash/#permanently-deleting-a-post-or-page

    #1758166

    xiaoyingtai
    Member

    Timethief, you are wonderful as always, but I don’t see any trash on my Categories page. Only the Posts, Pages and Comments. The link you supplied does not mention deleted categories either.

    #1758167

    timethief
    Member

    Hmmm … you are right. That only applies to posts, pages and media. I don’t know how a dynamic categories page gets a “2” at the end of the URL. I’ll tag this thread for a Staff follow-up. Please subscribe to the thread so you are notified when they respond and please be patient while waiting.

    #1758168

    xiaoyingtai
    Member

    Thanks! Um, should I open a separate thread to ask how you got your username to link to your blog?

    #1758169

    timethief
    Member

    No. :) Here’s the answer to that question. 6

    #1758170

    timethief
    Member
    #1758172

    xiaoyingtai
    Member

    Thank you!!!

    #1758261

    gracejiyoung
    Member

    Hi Xiao!

    After looking into your account, I found that you have a tag called Buried Treasure so that why when you created the Buried Treasure category there was a “-2” add to the end of it.

    If you want to remove that “-2” from the category page, then please:

    1. Delete the Buried Treasure tag from your Posts > Tags page.
    2. Delete the categories from your Posts > Category Page.
    3. Then re-create the Buried Treasure category, and re-assign your posts to that category.

    I see that you have the Category Page for Buried Treasure as well. Please note that would have be to reassigned as well.

    Thank you!

    #1758270

    xiaoyingtai
    Member

    I was able to create a “How to do it” category and tag both with the same slug. So there must be something else happening.

    In any case I have decided to work around the problem, so you can call this topic resolved. But I think there is a bug.

    #1758281

    gracejiyoung
    Member

    Ok thanks. I’ll look into the issue and report back if I find anything.

    Cheers!

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