categories scale no respected?

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  • #3030713

    vlcresearch
    Member

    my under-categories included all the publishing of mother-categories … no separated !!! what the fuck ? think ;)

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

    #3030898

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Hi,

    Can you provide an example? I don’t find any links to sub-category pages in the main part of the menu.

    #3030901

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Rather than “the main part of the menu” I should have said the widget at the top of the menu that contains links to the category pages titled Linguistique, Langues, and Mathématiques.

    #3031031

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Exemple: in my website « Ophys » (physiology):

    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com

    in the category: « Médecins » (physicians, in french)

    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/medecins

    ,
    should have only physicians pages, but not diseases concerned by physicians.

    {sorry for my french touch english :) }

    #3031062

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Thanks for the additional information. : )

    I think that the issue you’ve described is a result of the system of subcategories you’ve created and how WordPress.com handles subcategories. The category page “Medecins,” for example, will display not only all posts assigned the Medecins category, but also all posts assigned to each generation of subcategories of the Medicins category. There cases of at least four generations of categories in your category system.

    Let’s take the example of the post “Lithiase” presently found at the top of the Médecins category. The Médecins category has not been assigned to this post, so you might ask then why does it appear in the Médecins category page. An investigation of categories and subcategories provides the answer.

    The “Lithiase” post has the category Francis Gottfred Harbitz assigned to it, but that category is a subcategory of the Médecins category, which itself is a subcategory of the Médecine category, as can be seen in the URL of the Francis Gottfred Harbitz category: https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/medecine/medecins/francis-gottfred-harbitz/. Therefore, in assigning the Francis Gottfred Harbitz category to the “Lithiase” post, you have also assigned to it the parent category Médecins and the grandparent category Médecine. It will consequently appear in each of these category pages as well.

    Note also that the following two URLs are equivalent:
    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/medecine/medecins/
    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/medecins/
    While one includes the parent in the URL and the other doesn’t, both display the same Médecins category page.

    #3031064

    musicdoc1
    Member

    Likewise the URLs
    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/medecine/medecins/francis-gottfred-harbitz/ and
    https://blogglophys.wordpress.com/category/francis-gottfred-harbitz/ are equivalent, though one includes the parent and grandparent categories and the other doesn’t.

    #3031067

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Think you very much for all these details :)

    If i has well understand, i will dissociate my hundred categories for make of precision :(

    #3031068

    musicdoc1
    Member

    You’re welcome. :) Let us know if you want any more assistance.

    i will dissociate my hundred categories…

    You may do that, eliminate them all and get a fresh start. However, all of the category relationships need not necessarily be eliminated. You might begin with eliminating only those causing the trouble.

    #3031083

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Ok, il will look so …

    :|

    :)

    #3031084

    vlcresearch
    Member

    The problem is that when you change the hierarchy of a category, all the corresponding pages must be reassigned one by one !!! ˇˇ’

    #3031087

    vlcresearch
    Member

    A category should contain only pages / articles that are attached to it. In my opinion it’s a programming problem, software design, right?

    #3031088

    musicdoc1
    Member

    I tend to agree with that point of view, but it doesn’t work that way. You may add a “modlook” tag to the sidebar at right here if you’d like to call for staff attention. Perhaps staff can provide an explanation.

    #3031098

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Oh yes, I’ll do this!

    #3031099

    supernovia
    Staff

    Hi @vlcineaste, re: the system design, think of it this way:

    Main category: animals
    Sub categories: dogs, cats, fish, etc.

    All of those are animals, so they will all appear on the animals page. It’s done that way on purpose. If something should not appear on the animals category listing, it shouldn’t appear within a sub category of animals.

    If you need to change the current arrangement, you can edit the categories themselves here instead of editing individual posts:
    https://wordpress.com/settings/taxonomies/category/vlcineaste.wordpress.com/

    Also, bear in mind, you can use custom menus (either in a menu bar or on a widget) to display whatever visual hierarchy you’d like, regardless of category relationships.

    I hope this information helps :)

    #3031100

    supernovia
    Staff

    Also, thanks @musicdoc1 for your help here. It is excellent as usual. :)

    #3031101

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Think you very much musicdoc1 and supernovia :D

    #3031102

    vlcresearch
    Member

    How, please, to delete all the hierarchies at once, without deleting the categories and subcategories?

    #3031107

    supernovia
    Staff

    You can’t delete all hierarchies at once. But you can edit each category and change its parent setting.

    #3031108

    vlcresearch
    Member

    Some hundred categories … a good night’s sleep in French time for my tomorrow marathon :O

    #3031114

    vlcresearch
    Member

    A good idea, in my opinion, would be to add, in the category manager, the following “grouped actions”:

    Parent category / None </ blockquote>
    for everyone.

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