Maintenance deletes parent categories with 0 posts

I heard from a client that some parent categories with 0 posts were removed, which made those subcategories become new “parent” categories … which shouldn’t happen when this is run. Can you check if the code that runs this is adapted for this, please?

And not a bug, but it would be nice if the extension would remember what I have enabled/disabled so when coming back to the extension, I can run the same settings again without having to do the same thing over and over again.

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Hey @jeroenrotty

This is intended behavior. If the main category doesn’t have any associated posts, it will get deleted regardless of whether it has subcategories with associated posts.

When a category is deleted, the default behavior in WordPress is to then convert the subcategories into parent categories.

So that is what happens when our extension deletes categories as well.

In a future version of the extension, we will look into adding a choice whether or not to delete the parent category if its subcategories have associated posts.

Please feel free to make a suggestion about this on our feedback site. That way, others can vote for it, letting us know which features our users want the most.

Hmm, intended behavior but that should be a big warning then. A lot, if not all people do categorize their posts into 1 or multiple categories, but not in their parent and subcategories - at least that’s how I see it.

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