WHERE have my categories gone???

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  • #115274

    solework
    Member

    Somehow my categories have vanished off my blog.

    I have not changed anything as far as moving them to a “drop-down”.

    Anyone have any answers???

    Thank you!

    #115564

    timethief
    Member

    (1) Please post the url for your blog so we can see if we can see your Categories using different browsers.
    (2) What is your operating system and which browser and version of it are you using?
    (3) When you go here -> Manage -> Categories do you see your categories listed there?
    (4) When you go here -> Presentation -> Widgets do you see your Categories widget in the Sidebar box or do you see it in your Available Widgets box. If it’s the latter you must drag and drop it into the Sidebar box and click “save changes” in order for the categories to be displayed in your sidebar.

    #115565

    salamandrine
    Member

    This just happened to me too!
    Categories vanished from blog, then i go to the widget tabs to add it again, the widget is Categories 1
    I managed to add it to the sidebar, but it doesn’t accept any of the changes i make in trying to configure it.

    Help please :(

    Sandra
    http://whormhole.wordpress.com/

    #115566

    solework
    Member

    hello!

    url – http://www.solework.wordpress.com

    Internet Explorer

    YES…my categories ARE listed when I go to manage->Categories

    Thanks for your help!

    #115567

    timethief
    Member

    @ salamandrine
    Please do not panic. Everything is backed-up and if the staff are working on the Categories widget this could be the cause. Can you can see your Categories here? -> Manage -> Categories

    #115568

    timethief
    Member

    @solework
    If you go through the process above of dragging and dropping your Categories widget into the sidebar box and clicking “save changes” what happens? Do your categories display in your sidebar or not?

    #115569

    salamandrine
    Member

    Yes I can see them in manage. They’re all there, and the posts have the tags also.
    And yes they appear in the sidebar, but i cannot configurate the “looks” of it, none of the changes are memorized.
    And it seems weird to me that now the widgets name is Categories 1

    Thanks for the speedy answer timethief :)

    I just hope it all comes back soon :(

    #115570

    solework
    Member

    Thanks timethief

    I did what you said…and everything is back in order!

    #115572

    timethief
    Member

    @salmandrine,
    I just looked at the blog linked to your username and I see Categorias in your sidebar. If you are referring to a different blog please post the url for it.

    Also if this is the case then (1) what is your operating system and (2) which browser and version of it are you using?

    #115573

    timethief
    Member

    @solework
    YAY! Thanks for coming back and giving this report. Happy blogging :)

    #115575

    javabeans
    Member

    Same here. Categories disappeared, so I went into Presentation > Widgets to re-add the widget to the sidebar. Then it wouldn’t accept any changes (i.e., show hierarchy or show post count). I assumed it was a system glitch because the last time this happened it was a system-wide error.

    #115577

    solework
    Member

    timethief~

    You are very welcome….thank YOU!

    I’ve seen you on these forums answering questions several times….and you have GREAT way of explaining yourself and giving support.

    GREAT calming effect!

    Much thanks…Wordpress is lucky to have you!

    #115578

    salamandrine
    Member

    Yes that is the blog
    Yes, it is there. But after it has disappeared the 1st time, it isn’t allowing me to save the changes when I try to tell it to show the tag numbers and to show hierarchy tree.

    It seems to me that developing team really is working, because i see a different thing in the widgets settings that i don’t think was there before: you can add more than 1 Category widget.

    Maybe that’s what’s messing with it, not letting me saving my changes on widgets :(

    thanks again!

    #115579

    mark
    Staff

    It’s being fixed :)

    Sorry!

    #115580

    This has happened to me, too. Thank goodness others are having the same issue. “Categories” went back down to the “Widgets” that I’m not using, all by it’s little self. So, I brought it back up to where it was, and it stayed there, however it will not hold my settings (I use the drop down and the hierarchy). Nor will it hold the title.

    Yep – Category widget is currently drunk.

    #115581

    Thanks Mark!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    #115583

    salamandrine
    Member

    LOL!

    like the smile!

    Thanks Mark! :D

    and thank you very much for the patience timethief :D

    #115584

    timethief
    Member

    @ solework
    You made my day. It’s rare that a volunteer actually receives such a compliment so I intend to glory in it.

    @ samandrine
    You’re most welcome.

    @yesterdaytodayand tomorrow
    I’m glad you found the correct thread. :)

    If any other bloggers are experiencing the same difficulty please do not bother to post to this thread. Mark says “it’s being fixed” so please be patient.

    #115586

    mark
    Staff

    Should be fixed.

    @solework – your problems are not fixable fast because we don’t know where your blog is. No link = slow help…. because we need you to come back and tell us.

    #115587

    timethief
    Member

    The url is http://solework.wordpress.com and all of her Categories look as though they have been restored. Thumbs up for staff :)

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