[wp-hackers] Can someone verify this

Alexander Beutl xel at netgra.de
Wed Apr 16 08:37:50 GMT 2008

This is what I found out using the software on many blogs - I didn't check
one line of code with this issue so I may be wrong anyway:

WordPress doesn't allow Posts not being assigned into a catagory for some
reason which I do not understand... so there is no chance in not haveing at
least one category. you may call that 1 or whatever you like - if you've got
a standard category and kill that one it seams WordPress will create a new
one whenever you post the next post which will have the id of the category
which was the standard one before as a name. Maybe this is exactly what
happens when you post a page and have no category matching the id saved for
standard category...but as I said I didn't check this - only checked if the
same happens when I follow those steps but failed in archiving what you


2008/4/16, Sabin Iacob <iacobs at m0n5t3r.info>:
> gbellucci wrote:
> > WordPress 2.5
> >
> > Go to Manage / Pages
> > Assign a page a parent and save the change
> > Go to Manage / Categories
> > You now have a new category named '1'
> >
> > I've tried this on two of my online web sites along with my local
> > server test site and they all seem to do the same thing. Word Press
> > (somewhere along the way) calls wp_insert_term. I'm fairly sure it has
> > something to do with attempting to add categories to a page in the
> > post update call.
> >
> >
> I got something similar on wordpress.com; I thought "ok, tags are all I
> want in this case, I don't need no stinkin' categories", so I converted them
> all to tags. After that, existing posts appeared to be posted in
> "unclassified", and new posts appeared to be in the "1" category, although I
> made sure to uncheck it when I wrote something... I eventually surrendered
> and gave "1" a more meaningful name.
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