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Opened 8 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

#6929 closed defect (bug) (invalid)

Categories wrongly and automatically selected while editing a post

Reported by: ttk_2k Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.6
Component: Administration Keywords: categories
Focuses: Cc:


After have tested different wordpress systems on different hosts, I think I have found the bug:

  1. (On Firefox) wp-admin -> Manage
  2. Click on a post
  3. After the editing page has been loaded, press the back button on Firefox to return to the previous page (Manage)
  4. Press the forward button on Firefox to go back to the editing page
  5. Repeat step 3 and 4 for 2-3 times, and now when you are on the edit page, look at the "Categories" box underneath the "Tags" box, you will see categores have been messed up (differenct categories have been ticked)

Change History (4)

#1 @mrmist
7 years ago

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

Try 2.6 and FF3. I sat going back and forth for ages and nothing changed.

#2 @thee17
7 years ago

  • Milestone 2.7 deleted

#3 @ttk_2k
7 years ago

  • Resolution worksforme deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened
  • Version changed from 2.5.1 to 2.6


Sorry for the late response.

Ok, I have no idea why you can't see this issue, but in my case, this problem has been...

  • Tested in Italy, Canada, Greece and China with different ISP when I was traveling around;
  • Tested on different OS: windows XP 32bit & windows Vista 64bit;
  • Tested on different PC;
  • Tested on different browsers: IE6 & 7, Firefox 2 & 3.0.4, and Safari 3.2;
  • Tested on 2 wordpress installations: both are 2.6.5 with 10-12 categories (English blogs, UTF-8, no sub-categories);

Problem is STILL THERE.

Did you tested this issue on different systems and on different WP installations? I'll try to make the steps more clear:

1) wp-admin -> Manage
2) click on a title to edit a post which has been posted in let's say Category-A and Category-B (pls make sure that your blog has at least some categories)
3) after loaded the page, verify that only 'Category-A' and 'Category-B' are ticked/selected in the 'Categories' area underneath the 'Tags' box
4) now press 'back' button of browser to return to the previous page
5) then press 'forward' button to go back to the edit page
6) repeat 3) and 5) for 2-3 times, when you are on the edit page, look at the 'Categories' area and you will see differenct/unwanted categories are ticked.

You can also test this on the 'Write' page when you post a new entry: When 'Write' page has been loaded, tick/select a category, and do 'back' and 'forward's. Later you will see that different categories are selected.

Thanks & wish I have explained clearly.

Please feel free to let me know if I can be of further help.

Kind regards,


#4 @Denis-de-Bernardy
7 years ago

  • Resolution set to invalid
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

this is a browser usability feature. it'll remember what you've selected when you reload a page.

to convince yourself, take a dropdown. change its value. reload the page. its new value will still be around. (in spite of the fact that the code will say it shouldn't.)

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