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Blog: Categories disappear when meta is saved?

Hi,

I'm using this code to output a list of categories:

<?php perch_blog_categories([
    'set' => 'news',
    'template' => 'elements/news--categories.html'
]); ?>

All my categories are listed, until I press save in the 'meta and social' tab (I want to use tags).

The category is removed from my categories list, until I go back to the post and re-save.

Is this a known issue?

Here's a video showing the issue

http://recordit.co/sw7KmDimzI

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  • Perch Runway is up to date
  • PHP 7.0.22 is up to date
  • MySQL 5.6.35 is up to date
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Stephen Meehan

Stephen Meehan 4 points

  • 1 year ago
Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2636 points
Perch Support

Can you post your diagnostics report please?

Sure,

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App runtimes:
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Hi, Have you been able to recreate this?

Hi, any updates on this?

I've a site going live next week. Is it a bug, or is it a problem just with my install?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2636 points
Perch Support

No, no updates. I'll take a look at it when I'm next working on this.

Hi,

I'm working on another site and I'm still experiencing this problem. Any updates?

Quick recap.

  1. Save a blog post with a status of published, it appears on the website
  2. Return to the post, click meta and social tab, press save
  3. Return to website, post missing
  4. Return to post in cms, press save.
  5. Post is visible on website.

Here's another video showing me clicking between the post tabs and pressing save.

Have you been able to recreate the problem locally?

Drew McLellan

Drew McLellan 2636 points
Perch Support

Yes, the update is that I’ve designed and engineered a completely new way of dealing with extended properties in the form of field groups. That will eliminate this problem. I’m not attempting to fix your steps as I’m replacing them.

That's great news. I've been using perch:groups, it makes a huge difference to managing content in the CMS. Looking forward to seeing the new extended properties solution.