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October 2, 2013 at 7:31 am 8644
John 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.
October 2, 2013 at 1:58 pm 8650
Mahi Mahi

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

what type option you set at form category settings?

October 2, 2013 at 5:15 pm 8652
John John

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.

October 2, 2013 at 5:28 pm 8654
Mahi Mahi

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

October 2, 2013 at 5:44 pm 8656
John John

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

October 2, 2013 at 6:43 pm 8659
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October 2, 2013 at 7:26 pm 8660
John John

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


October 3, 2013 at 12:30 am 8671
Tareq Hasan Tareq Hasan

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.

October 3, 2013 at 1:04 am 8674
John John

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

October 3, 2013 at 1:17 am 8677
John John

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…

October 3, 2013 at 1:57 am 8680
Tareq Hasan Tareq Hasan

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.

October 3, 2013 at 2:47 am 8685
John John

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

October 3, 2013 at 3:11 am 8689
John John

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.


October 3, 2013 at 3:30 am 8691
Tareq Hasan Tareq Hasan

Sorry, there isn’t any other way around!

October 3, 2013 at 6:32 am 8694
John John


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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