Categories lost

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  • #1707837

    careware
    Member

    Hi,

    My careware.wordpress blog lost categories ITSELF and only two of them are intact which are tips and quotes :-(

    Can you please help to restore?

    Thanks in advance

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

    #1707921

    raincoaster
    Member

    How many categories did you have?

    #1707924

    careware
    Member

    Hi

    Total 13

    #1707928

    raincoaster
    Member

    I have no idea why this would happen unless someone else registered on the same blog deleted them. Are you the only user?

    #1707930

    careware
    Member

    the categories are still selectable in new posts BUT the old posts lost those categories and only left with two

    no one else is registered on my blog

    btw yesterday i linked my blog to facebook!

    #1707933

    raincoaster
    Member

    That shouldn’t have done anything. I flagged this for staff attention.

    #1708017

    careware
    Member

    Hi

    May I have any update?

    #1708020

    careware
    Member

    Hi

    Please close this ticket.

    #1708129

    Hi @careware,

    Currently, I see a 15 categories active on your blog. Were you able to get this resolved?

    Please let me know if you’re still having trouble!

    #1708150

    careware
    Member

    Well i wasn’t able to resolve the issue but i revert back to original state. The issue happened after i converted categories to tags…….

    When i didn’t find solution, i reconverted tags to categories…….

    #1708152

    Hi!

    Yes, converting your categories to tags will remove the categories from your blog and posts. Instead, those categories will be applied as tags. If you would like posts to have the same category and tag, you would need to create the two separately. Does that make sense?

    #1708159

    careware
    Member

    The conversion wasn’t accurate. Meaning that all the categories were converted but only two (tips and quotes) weren’t. so i was hanging in the middle to whether i stick to categories or to tags…….

    it is something where the wordpress experts have to look into….

    #1708160

    Hi there,

    “Tips” is currently set as your default category under your Writing settings here:

    https://careware.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-writing.php

    As a result, it will not be converted into a tag when you do the conversion. Your blog has to have one category by default. Does that make sense? If you would like, you could create a new category and set it as the default category within your Writing settings mentioned above. Then, all of your categories (with the exception of your default new category) should be added as tags.

    Let me know if you have any trouble moving forward!

    #1708161

    careware
    Member

    Hi Jeremey

    Thanks for explaining the process/reason :-)

    May I know why TWO categories remained intact as contrary to your explanation that at least one default would remain……

    #1708163

    Hi there!

    I just attempted to convert all of my categories to tags, and the process was completed successfully (except for the default category). Perhaps you may have left one category unchecked when you were converting them? That would leave the unchecked category as a category rather than converting it to a tag. If you would like to give this another try, I’m happy to troubleshoot if you run into any trouble!

    #1708178

    careware
    Member

    Hi Jeremey

    I agree with your doubt!
    Thanks for the support!
    I don’t dare to try again….. :-)
    Please close this ticket

    #1708179

    Not a problem! Let me know if you need anything else.

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