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Ticket: Creating a new article automatically selects a particular category (that is not wanted)

Status Open
Add-on / Version Publisher 3.1.1
Severity
EE Version 5.3.0

Bruce Sabalaskey

Jan 09, 2020

I am not sure if this is related to the other category DB problem in the other ticket of mine, but I notice the following behavior.
When I create a new article of a content type which has Category group ID 2 (Topics), one of those is always selected upon creation, cat ID 31 (Special Reports). This category is stand alone, that is without parents or children. If you uncheck it and save the article, it remembers. No categories should be automatically enabled.

#1

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 09, 2020

Yeah, something is definitely out of whack. I’ve never seen Publisher move a category to a different group. It just isn’t designed to work that way, it doesn’t need to, that isn’t Publisher’s responsibility. Take a look at your exp_publisher_categories table and find that rogue category and manually set the group_id to the correct value. Then see if it fixes this issue and the other one you reported.

#2

Bruce Sabalaskey

Jan 10, 2020

The exp_publisher_categories table is empty. The standard EE table exp_categories is correct. What is the next step?

#3

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 10, 2020

Are you using Publisher or Pubilsher Lite?

#4

Bruce Sabalaskey

Jan 10, 2020

Publisher 3.1.1 build 7b7aee1f

#5

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 10, 2020

So if there is nothing in the exp_publisher_categories table it means you’ve never translated a category, is that right?

#6

Bruce Sabalaskey

Jan 10, 2020

Correct. At this point, we do not use translations at all, everything is in English. Our use case of your add-on is the draft management and approvals by editors.

#7

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 12, 2020

I can’t replicate this either. At this point, you’ll need to re-create the issue in a brand new EE environment with only Publisher installed, or provide a very very detailed steps to replicate and a video, otherwise I’m just walking around in the dark hoping to catch something.

#8

Bruce Sabalaskey

Jan 13, 2020

This happens every time with any of my sites, multiple dev sites or the production site. Have you tried my main dev site https://dev.lifesitenews.com? (login details provided in the ticket regarding category Db not saving - I can send again if needed). I cannot even run without add-ons Assets, Structure and Tag modules, plus my own custom add-on with various template helper features. In the backend I use Wygwam and Zenbu. I guess I have to try uninstalling the backend modules and see what happens. All I know is that after I upgraded to 3.1.1 the problems started. Is there a method to revert back to 2.11.1?

#9

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 13, 2020

Just letting you know that it’ll be a couple days until I can look into this and your other ticket. I have a company wide conference all week so my time is limited.

#10

BoldMinded (Brian)

Jan 14, 2020

I just spent more time trying to replicate this, in two different environments. One being my dev environment and the other a large production site very reliant on category features. I can’t replicate it. Run the query in the other ticket to see if it might fix it. If it does not you’ll need to create the new/clean EE environment displaying the issue, then I’ll investigate it more.

#11

Bruce Sabalaskey

2 days ago

Since this type of bug is somehow related to the data combination in my system, when I get a chance I will have to try and “renumber” the category using the add new, copy over, then delete old category and see what happens. Will let you know when I get a chance for that.

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