Converted Tag to Category -still appears as Tag on Posts?

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  • #260435

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    I had a tag that was associated with quite a number of posts and decided to convert it to a category via the Dashboard>Manage>Import>Categories and Tags Converter.

    After converting it to a Category, the former tag appears correctly on my Archives Page (“what you saw”) as a Category, but is still appearing on the individual Posts as a tag and not a Category. I logged out and did the cookie dance (not the hokey-pokey) and emptied my browser cache, but the new category still shows up on Posts as a tag.

    Not really a problem, I guess, but am just trying to get my head wrapped around the reason why it wouldn’t show as a Category on Posts.

    Any thoughts?

    #260555

    My guess is that the conversion cannot alter the code of posts already published (just as changing the media settings won’t, either).

    #260565

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Yup, panaghiotisadam, you would be correct. (sigh) Just published a new post and it’s in the right spot.

    I’m also assuming that I can’t go back and remove the old tag myself, because the old tag no longer exists as a tag. Oh well…

    And I’ve just made an interesting discovery-there now seems to be images in my wordpress.com RSS feed.

    #260625

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    Let me correct that last statement, the images themselves do not show, only the image file name.

    #260659

    justjennifer
    Moderator

    And the tag now appears as a Category on the individual posts, so either it just needed time to sort itself out in the database, or the powers-that-be read this thread and did some behind-the-scenes work. Either way, I’m thankful.

    #260660

    raincoaster
    Member

    Sometimes things that are assumed not to work retroactively, like avatars and linking your blog to your name, do work retroactively but it takes quite some time.

    #260666

    Raincoaster is right: my test tag-turned-category also shows in previous posts now.

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