Problem with Category-Tag Converter

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  • #152630

    farrell
    Member

    I ran the category-to-tag converter and had some problems.

    -Most of my tags did not make it into the tag cloud widget.
    -About three of my categories were not converted to tags. However, they are also no longer on the category list within the converter.

    Can anyone help here?

    #152908

    judyb12
    Member

    the category-to-tag converter? What’s that?

    Is you blog hosted at wordpress.com? If not, you’re in the wrong place. See the Read Me First post at the head of the forum.

    #152910

    farrell
    Member

    Yes, I’m in the right place.

    The category-to-tag converter was recently announced by Matt. It’s found under manage, import and can be used to convert categories to tags to take advantage of the new tagging feature.

    Blog URL is http://farrellkramer.net which is my own domain on wordpress.com.

    #152911

    timethief
    Member

    /nod to judy
    What announcement by Matt?
    Where is the link please?

    #152912

    farrell
    Member

    Timethief, if you go into your dashboard under Manage, then Import, you will see there has been added a category-to-tag converter.

    It’s a new feature on wordpress.com.

    If you go to the wordpress.com homepage and look under news, there’s a post all about it.

    #152913

    timethief
    Member

    Oh yes – thanks for the instructions. I just found the “surprise” announcement on my dashboard even though it’s not a Friday …lol

    Oh dear me – this seems to be an example of a “surprise” feature which is unsupported by any documentation. http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/10/08/category-to-tag-converter/

    And at this point it would appear that you and Matt know more about it than we forum volunteers do so why don’t you post your question into his thread? :)

    #152914

    How cool is that? Know nothing about it but it’s cool.

    #152915

    farrell
    Member

    I just sent my original post to support. I’ll post any response, though, to help others on the forum.

    #152917

    timethief
    Member

    Now posting the answer from support would be cool. Thanks so much for your kind offer. But if I were you I would be posting into Matt’s thread. :)

    #152925

    timethief
    Member

    @farrell
    BTW I copy and pasted your question into Matt’s thread here http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/10/08/category-to-tag-converter/
    so he will probably be getting back to you soon.

    #153055

    glad1at0re
    Member

    Same problem here, I havent checked all my posts. But I saw a couple of them were the categories were converted to tags but they also remained as categories under my post but not in my dashboard management.

    #153056

    timethief
    Member

    @glad1at0re
    Well the comments are still open on Matt’s post and no one else has posted a response to this thread so perhaps you may want to post about the difficulties that you are experiencing in that thread http://wordpress.com/blog/2007/10/08/category-to-tag-converter/

    @farrel
    I posted your details into Matt’s announcement thread yesterday but the post I made that contained only what you posted here did not make it through “moderation”.

    Did staff contact you and remedy your problem?
    If so can you help the other blogger posting above?

    #153073

    glad1at0re
    Member

    No one has contacted me yet. I’ll try to post in the thread you said. I’ll let you know if we come to a solution.

    Thx

    #153074

    timethief
    Member

    @glad1at0re
    Thanks for undertaking to come back and let the rest of the blogging community know how your issue gets resolved. :)

    #153085

    1massing
    Member

    My suspicion based on using the converter, on having separate issues with the tag display widget, and on discussions in the other forum is that the problem may be not with the converter but with the display widget. So far, the only fix I’ve found is removing the widget and reinstalling it – if this fails, reinstalling after several hours have passed (somewhere between 2 and 5?) seems to work. I’m also clearing cache and even cookies to make sure the problem isn’t browser-side. I’ll post back if I can narrow down the time window or discover anything else.

    #153086

    membracid
    Member

    I’m having a problem with the converter, but a different one–it doesn’t actually display all my categories to choose from, and it isn’t reporting the number of posts in each category correctly, either.

    So, I’ve held off on the implementation for now. Curious if anyone noticed similar issue?

    (Mac OSX; Firefox 2.0.0.7)

    #153102

    itsme
    Member

    well, I’m having a problem with this converter myself, though a different one. instead of converting just the selected categories, it converted all my categories! :(

    #153105

    ninglun
    Member

    My converted categories appeared as tags in the tag cloud after 12-24 hours — but at least they weren’t lost.

    #153139

    timethief
    Member
    #153158

    ryan
    Staff

    Maybe we should remove the “Convert All Categories” button. I think people are clicking on that and then clicking the confirmation that follows when what they really want to do is selectively convert categories. I’ve been unable to make selective conversion accidentally convert all, so I think clicking the wrong button is what is happening.

    If you already have a tag with the same name as one of your categories, you cannot convert that category. It will not show up in the list of categories to convert.

    If you have categories that weren’t properly converted to tags and no longer appear as categories, hit feedback and let us know.

    We fixed some caching issues that were affecting the tag and category displays. If you still have problems with tags or categories not displaying as they should, hit feedback and we’ll clear your caches.

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