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  • #8644

    John
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    Hi,

    The frontend pro is working great for me. However, there is one tiny issue. I have two category select items on the post data forms. When a user goes to edit the post only the top category selector “remembers” which category the post was categorized to. The second goes back to select. Is there anyway to change this, perhaps I'm missing a setting. Thanks in advance for your help.

    #8650

    Mahi
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    I just checked with multi-select, checkbox. no issue found !

    what type option you set at form category settings?

    #8652

    John
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    I'm using child of Id and dropdown. I have two category selectors on the form. The 1st one holds the selected category upon editing, the second does not. Thanks.

    #8654

    Mahi
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    can you share your site details? so i can check this issue? Reply as private if you want.

    #8656

    John
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    I can share, but you need to login to actually use or see the forms.

    #8659

    John
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    #8660

    John
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    Hi, I saw the test post. Did you try to edit it from the posting dashboard? Thanks again,

    John

    #8671

    Tareq Hasan
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    Post count: 2831

    You are using the category field twice in the form, that's why the problem is happening. You can create another taxonomy using this plugin and use this for city.

    #8674

    John
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    Thanks, I looked at this plugin. But, will it work with current categories? I used the regular categories so I can build menus from the categories. Can custom taxonomies be made into menus? Also, I already have quite a few categories set up, that's why I'm wondering if I can use the existing ones and create taxonomies now? Thanks

    #8677

    John
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    By the way why can't I put two category boxes in the form? It does function
    and place the post in the two separate categories as you would think. What
    is actually keeping it from holding the category in the second selection
    upon edit? I don't think the custom taxonomies is going to work for my
    website. Thanks again…

    #8680

    Tareq Hasan
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    When you are adding a category dropdown, only 1 item can be selected. So
    what it does is, if that post has multiple category assigned, it gets the
    first one and shows as selected. It works fine for your first dropdown. But
    for the cities dropdown, it's also getting the country value (because it's
    getting the first item) and as it doesn't find the country in the dropdown,
    you don't see anything as selected. Thats why I suggested to use a
    different taxonomy.

    #8685

    John
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    Is there anyway around this. I don't believe I can use custom taxonomies the same way throughout the site. The regular categories work better for me. I tried changing the top selection area to multiselect but it still causes the same problem. The two separate selection boxes work well for the initial post, just not the edit. So I think the plugin is allowing me to select the two different categories from different parts of the category hierarchy but just can hold them on the edit. Is there anyway to fix this without custom taxonomies? Thanks

    #8689

    John
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    Sorry for another reply but I originally tried using the custom taxonomy feature with your plugin but it caused other problems with the theme navigations. It works better with standard categories (breadcrumbs and such) so, the custom taxonomies did not work well for me. I have no coding knowledge and I couldn't figure out how to make the custom taxonomies navigate well for users. I hope there's some type of “fix” for this issue or I'm kind of stuck. Thanks again for your help.

    John

    #8691

    Tareq Hasan
    Keymaster
    Post count: 2831

    Sorry, there isn't any other way around!

    #8694

    John
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    Hi,

    The only way I just figured out around is to set one of the category
    selectors to a required field, then when you submit the plugin will prompt
    you to reselect the category. This will work ok for me. I think a “fix” for
    this might be useful if its possible. Anyway, thanks for your help.

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