I orginally had the same problem Dr. Mike recommended to be submitted as a trouble ticket in the forum WordPress.com Forums >> Support >> Blogroll and categories (now resolved) where Dr. Mike recommended the issue be submitted as a trouble ticket. I did so, an am having an extremely frustrating time with WordPress.com support as shown in the copies of the email below. Would any one have any suggestions at this point on what I can do to fix this on my own or who would be the correct person to reach to get the assistance I need? This has become extremely frustrating.
As it stands right now, I have removed the static front page on my blog as WordPress.com Support (Mark) seemed confused by that per his last response. I am still having all the problems noted below.
[Wordpress #KBS-143073]: Categories not showing up in Dashboard >> Blogroll >> Manage Blogroll Inbox
Jan 22 (2 days ago)
Could I have the names of the categories please? I have made one change but I don't know what I need to check.
Here are my categories as currently defined.
ID Name Description Posts Links Action
1356 Blogroll 6 179 Edit Default
636397 — Current Blogs Currently maintained Blogs 1 0 Edit Delete
646459 — — Blogs by Men Blogs by male providers 5 0 Edit Delete
646457 — — Blogs by Women Blogs by women providers 9 0 Edit Delete
646923 — Group blogs, Aggregators, and Channeled sites Sites that
offer blogs by multiple authors and/or publishers, aggregate multiple
blogs, or limit access to their bloggers content through a portal or
site. 1 0 Edit Delete
647109 — Literature, Culture, and Media Literature, Culture and
Media on sex work 5 0 Edit Delete
647096 — No Longer Active and Deleted Blogs Blogs no longer
maintained, retired, or deleted 1 0 Edit Delete
146854 — — Abandoned Blogs Blogs still up, but not updated in six
months or more 5 0 Edit Delete
34083 — — Dead Blogs Blogs for which there are links or references
to on other sites, but have been deleted. 4 0 Edit Delete
646461 — — Retired Blogs Blogs still up, but the owner has indicated
the blog will no longer be maintained. 2 0 Edit Delete
646930 — Non-blog sites, links and information Links to non-blog
sites and information. 8 0 Edit Delete
322909 — Other Blogs of Note Other Blogs of interest. 1 0 Edit Delete
646477 — — Other sex-work blogs blogs by other sex-workers 1 0 Edit Delete
360521 — Sex Work Information regarding Sex Work and Sex Workers 1
0 Edit Delete
646946 — — Foundations and Agencies Non-governmental organizations
that work for the welfare and concerns of sex workers. 1 0
646951 — — Governmental Projects Government organizations and
entities that deal with sex workers and sex work issues. 2 0
646960 — — Issues Regarding Sex Work Issues, concerns, discussions
and debates on sex work and sex workers. 4 0 Edit Delete
647113 — — — Human Trafficking and Exploitation Information on human
trafficking and exploitation. 1 0 Edit Delete
146292 — — Sex Worker Organizations Unions and other organizations
supporting sex workers. 1 0 Edit Delete
shows all the links are in one category - Blogroll.
So to divide them you need to use existing or create new categories then edit each link to that category. Does that help?
I believe you misunderstood my issue.
What I am trying to do is set up my Blogroll so that the blogroll
links appear categorized.
From the forums, as I understood them, I accomplish this by setting
up Categories, and then sub-categories, then going back to the
Blogroll area, and setting the links to the respective categories and
sub-categories as appropriate.
Everything works fine as far as setting up the Categories and
sub-categories, indeed, you can see them laid out as I would like at
the very bottom left of the screen (scroll all the way to the bottom
of the blog), except now when I go back to try to assign the links to
a category via the Blogroll manager (same link you supplied and which
I have been using) the only category that appears is "Blogroll".
I did not format the info I sent you earlier, perhaps this helps for
you to see what I am trying to do. I am including screenshoots with
this so you can see the output WordPress.com is presenting me.
This is my currently set up and desired category hierarchy.
636397 — Current Blogs (parent Blogroll)
646459 — — Blogs by Men (parent Current Blogs)
646457 — — Blogs by Women (parent Current Blogs)
646923 — Group blogs, Aggregators, and Channeled sites (parent Blogroll)
647109 — Literature, Culture, and Media (parent Blogroll)
647096 — No Longer Active and Deleted Blogs (parent Blogroll)
146854 — — Abandoned Blogs (parent No Longer Active and Deleted Blogs)
34083 — — Dead Blogs (parent No Longer Active and Deleted Blogs)
646461 — — Retired Blogs (parent No Longer Active and Deleted Blogs)
646930 — Non-blog sites, links and information (parent Blogroll)
322909 — Other Blogs of Note (parent Blogroll)
646477 — — Other sex-work blogs (parent Other Blogs of Note)
360521 — Sex Work (parent Blogroll)
646946 — — Foundations and Agencies (parent Sex Work)
646951 — — Governmental Projects (parent Sex Work)
646960 — — Issues Regarding Sex Work (parent Sex Work)
647113 — — — Human Trafficking and Exploitation (parent Issues
Regarding Sex Work)
146292 — — Sex Worker Organizations (parent Sex Work)
Am including the following screenshots as attachements.
BlogrollCategories.png shows how the categories currently (do not)
appear when I try to assign the links to correct category. None of
the child categories of Blogroll appear at all.
CurrentCategories.png shows part of my current category set up as
currently saved (same as above text).
CategoryParent.png shows how the parenting appears when I look at one
What I am taking from your note is that I should delete my categories
as set up, and create and assign them via the blogroll manager, and
then sub-categorize them afterword. You can understand that I find it
rather silly that I can not do what would seem obvious, use the
categories already laid out and sub-catagorized in the Category
Manager to format the Blogroll.
Hopefully this clarifies for you the problem that I am having, as this
does appear from my end to be a flaw with WordPress.
I am now getting a "503 error" every time I try to go to "Manage" off
the Dashboard, also, when I go to Blogroll >> Manage Blogroll >> Edit
Link there are NO catagories showing up, and I have not deleted them.
Attached is another screenshot of how it appears to me at this point
Also, starting this afternoon, when I would go to my main page, the
only thing that would be present would be the blog roll. No postings,
nothing on the right hand column. Only the left hand column. If I
would click on the link for the "About" page at the top, I could get
to it and the middle and right columns would reappear, but not for the
main page. I was able to create a new static first page as can be
seen now, but am not sure about what is going on.
Please let me know what can be done to correct these issues.
I think this is fixed now? The blog looks okay to me.
Not a single issue has been resolved.
I am still getting the 503 error when I try to get to the Manage area
of the dashboard.
I still have no categories showing up when I try to assign categories
to the links in the Blogroll manager
and if I remove the "Technical Problems" page from the front of the
blog, then nothing appears.