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Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

Last modified 11 years ago

#20938 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

Adding existing category duplicates default one

Reported by: hvsupr's profile hvsupr Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: minor Version: 3.3.2
Component: Administration Keywords: reporter-feedback
Focuses: Cc:


In the post editing page, if you add a category which already exists, Wordpress duplicates the default category (Uncategorized), instead of showing a warning or doing nothing.

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#1 @saltcod
12 years ago

Confirmed in 3.3, seems fixed in 3.4rc4.

#2 @SergeyBiryukov
12 years ago

I can reproduce this in trunk. Seems that the last category in the list gets duplicated.

Also, seems to be a mere visual error, no new categories are actually created.

Couldn't reproduce on a clean install of 3.4-RC4 though, needs more investigating.

#3 @DrewAPicture
11 years ago

  • Component changed from UI to Administration
  • Keywords 2nd-opinion reporter-feedback added

Can't reproduce this on 3.5, nor on current trunk.

#4 @andrewspittle
11 years ago

  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from new to closed

Can't reproduce this on 3.5.2 nor on current trunk. Followed these steps on both versions:

  1. Create category titled "News" at Posts > Categories.
  2. Create new post at Posts > Add New
  3. Add title and body content in to post
  4. Click "Add new category"
  5. Enter "News" as the new category name
  6. Click "Add new category"

Doing this selects the current "News" category that was created in step 1. It does not create a duplicate "Uncategorized" category.

#5 @helen
11 years ago

  • Keywords 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone Awaiting Review deleted
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