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  • #378792

    izaakmak
    Member

    I set out to try to make my category structure more logical. First I renamed the “music” category to “bands.” I then added “music” and “lyrics” as children under “art” Next I used the bulk edit feature to add “music” to every post that has “bands” associated with it. So far, so good. Now I want to remove the “bands” association from all of the same posts since it’s really just a “container” for the names of bands. But the bulk edit feature appears to only allow me to add categories and not remove them.

    I realize that I could simply delete the “bands” category, but I’m afraid of what will happen to that categories children. I still want the actual band names associated with the appropriate posts, just not the “bands” category.

    Any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

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

    #379027

    When you delete a parent category, its children become parent categories.

    #379034

    izaakmak
    Member

    Thanks panos. I guess that’s the best I could hope for.

    #379035

    You can turn “bands” into a subcategory to “music”.

    #379056

    izaakmak
    Member

    They can be more than two deep? I wondered about that.

    BTW, trying to add a subcategory to an existing parent in the post editor doesn’t work properly. Whenever I add a post involving a new band (I went with “performers” in anticipation of the future), I end up having to fix the categories on that page afterwards.

    #379064

    1. They can be as many levels deep as you wish.

    2. Indeed… (To clarify: when you try to add a new subcategory, not an already existing one.)

    #379066

    izaakmak
    Member

    Thanks again panos.

    On item 1: That opens up possibilities I hadn’t considered, but wonder how it would look in my Rant Cats drop down menu.

    On item 2: I meant that a problem occurs when I try to add a new category under an existing parent. For example, when I added “Marshall Tucker Band” as a new category, then selected “music” from the Parent drop down, and then pressed Add, I got a lot of yellow in the list of categories that wouldn’t go away. There also appeared to be unexplained category duplicates, and the other subcategories under “music” that I had selected (like “lyrics”) appeared to be no longer available. Realizing that something was wrong, I saved the draft, went to Post categories where I had to assign the correct parent to “Marshall Tucker Band,” and then re-opened the editor to re-select the missing “lyrics” sub-category and finished publishing the post. The problem wasn’t as bad as it appeared to be, but unnerving and annoying nevertheless.

    BTW, how does using subcategories affect searches?

    #379070

    1. It would look ok, provided you don’t use very long names that would make the widget exceed the sidebar width.

    2. I didn’t get all that. When I tried to add a new sub, it was immediately added in the list – just wasn’t automatically ticked as well.

    3. Don’t know.

    #379072

    izaakmak
    Member

    Thanks. Not a prob I can’t work around.

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