Can’t edit link categories

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  • #479484

    I am unable to edit link category name and description – when I do so (using either edit or quick edit) and click “update category”, I get the message “category not updated”.

    I was able to update the first category, but can’t get the other 2 to change.

    Am I doing something wrong or is it a bug?

    The blog I need help with is seashellsbymillhill.wordpress.com.

    #479584

    phatpast
    Member

    When I renamed my Blogroll link category it disappeared from my sidebar.

    Which link category are you trying to update?

    #479586

    The “Hand Made Shopping” category and description.

    In fact my third category doesn’t even have an option to delete any more – which I’d like to do.

    #479590

    The no-option-to-delete category is your default one. To delete it, you must first go to Settings>Writing and set another one as the default.

    #479591

    phatpast
    Member

    According to the following page, all link catagories have “edit, quick edit, and delete” options.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/blogroll/link-categories/

    I’m not sure why you are having trouble. Maybe another members will shed some light on it.

    #479602

    Thank you panaghiotisadam – that worked for the deleting of the category.
    I still can’t edit the ones that are left though – I know how to do it, just can’t get it to stick.
    Thanks for the help phatpast.

    #479603

    timethief
    Member

    @seashellsbymillhill
    Maybe you have a browser issue.
    1. Which browser and version of it are you using please?
    2. Have you tried logging out and clearing your browser cache and cookies and then logging in again? http://en.support.wordpress.com/browser-issues/
    3. Have you tried a different browser? (Firefox works very well with wordpress and 46.4% of those surfing the web currently are using it. )

    #479605

    Hi timethief,
    I am using Firefox – the latest version. I did try logging out, but haven’t cleared my cache and cookies. I’ll try that.

    For now I have added a new category and just deleted the one I couldn’t edit.
    I will try your suggestion as well.
    Thank you. I appreciate all the help.

    #479608

    timethief
    Member

    Do understand that if you have used the same word or words as a Category and as a Tag then editing can become a PITA. Have you done that?

    #479609

    update: I found “wordpress global dashboard” listed as one of my links – have no idea why that was listed as a “link” or how it got there, but I deleted it and now I’ve been able to update both my categories.

    I think that was it maybe..?… Very strange, but many thanks for the help.

    #479610

    Thanks timethief, I don’t think I haven’t done that and presently only have 2 categories, but will keep that in mind.

    Have a wonderful Sunday.

    #479613

    @seashellsbymillhill: Timethief’s last remark refers to post categories, not link categories. But yes you’ve done that (example from your sticky post: “Florida” and “mollusks”), and it’s wrong: tags and post categories are exactly the same thing, so there’s no point in using the same word or phrase as both a tag and a category, plus you may run into technical problems.

    #479619

    Okay! Wow, thanks for the explanation. I will have to do some cleaning up. Thanks for checking up on me.

    I’ll get it fixed.

    #479620

    Oops sorry, here under my other blog – the previous post was seashellsbymillhill.

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