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Category edit, name change, "Item not updated"

  1. Hello, I discovered today that a category was not working (click=blank page). So I created a new (temp) category and changed posts accordingly to solve the problem. But now I would like to change the temp category back to the original name. But I get the message "Item not updated" when I try to edit. Thanks for any help on either issue.

    The blog I need help with is

  2. Thanks timethief, I know how to do that already. That is not my problem. It is rather a category that somehow stopped working. All my other categories were fine, just one became a blank page, no RSS feed either. I just discovered this today. (And my category with the most posts too. Bummer.)
    Anyway, my problem is, when I try to change a category name, I get an "item not updated" message.
    Thanks for you earlier response.

  3. Note that there is no data that can be displayed on any Category page until there is one published post assigned to the Category. Please post an active link starting with http:// to this Category you are describing.

  4. I deleted the category that wasn't working. It was entitled "Jim Morrison's grave". I then created this new category:, "Jim's grave". But I want to rename it to "Jim Morrison's grave", (like 1st category name), but I get the message I mentioned above. This is the first time I've had a problem like this. Maybe it's a bug?

  5. Luckily this is a very easy fix. Before you continue here, make sure you make sure you don’t have any posts or pages using this slug already. This means that you can’t have the same slug for a tag as you have for a category.

    *** Back up your database!!!

    Log in to phpMyAdmin, and click on the table, “wp_terms” on the left. This table holds the values of the names and slugs for all your taxonomies. Look for the slug you are trying to change your category to. Click the X to delete this old version of the taxonomy you are trying to use.
    Now you need to take a look at all your posts and pages to make sure you haven’t screwed up your links and/or architecture. Many times WordPress will redirect for you, but it’s always best to make sure.

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